Davide Barzilai is a banking and finance lawyer based in Hong Kong (being Hong Kong and English law qualified) having previously worked in our London and Singapore offices. Davide is active and has substantial experience in advising lenders and borrowers in the following markets: asset finance (particularly within the shipping sector), corporate loans (including syndicated, bilateral and asset based lending) and structured trade and commodity finance. Davide sits on the APLMA Documentation Committee. Davide is head of our Islamic finance business in Asia Pacific and has extensive experience advising European, Middle Eastern and Asian based clients in Islamic treasury, asset financing, corporate financing, real estate and funds sectors.
Davide is recommended as “highly responsive” and “exceptional” in the UK Legal 500 (2009 and 2011) and is commended by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2012 with “particular experience in shipping finance” and “a comprehensive set of skills on an international basis; he knows the markets, is very open and gets the point right away”. Davide was shortlisted for the Asia Maritime Lawyer of the Year - Lloyds List Awards 2011 and was recognised as ‘Islamic Finance Lawyer of the Year in Hong Kong' 2014 by Corporate Intl Magazine.
The dim sum bond market, the first offshore market for Chinese currency investments, has experienced a significant increase in transactions since 2009. .
January 30, 2012
Japan has been talking about Islamic finance for several years with Japan Bank for International Cooperation leading the way in terms of local research and develo....
July 23, 2010
Davide Barzilai comments on the likely timing of the issuance of Hong Kong’s first sukuk.
January 23, 2014
Davide Barzilai has written an article on the Hong Kong government’s plans to establish Hong Kong as a hub for Islamic finance.
January 21, 2014