Jeff Chen heads the structured finance practice at Dentons Hong Kong with a coverage that spans all of Asia.
Jeff has over 15 years' experience in Asia as a legal practitioner in all areas of fixed income, including debt capital markets, securitization, structured finance, project finance and distressed debt. His practice is focused on limited recourse and cross-border financing structures of all types. He is also familiar with structured notes and derivatives. He has worked on many high-profile cross-border securitization transactions in Asia over the past decade, including the first wrapped cross-border residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) offerings out of Korea and Taiwan. Jeff has established distressed debt facilities and funds for the acquisition and servicing of non-performing loans in China and Asia.
Jeff has advised clients on multi-jurisdictional bankruptcy litigation following the global financial crisis in 2008. In particular, Jeff advised numerous Hong Kong entities in the close-out, valuation and workout of derivatives (both standalone and embedded) against Lehman Brothers debtors in US Chapter 11 and various Lehman entities in Europe.
Jeff is ranked as a leading lawyer in the Chambers & Partners Global Guide and in Chambers Asia (2008-2010) and in IFLR's Guide to the World's Leading Structured Finance and Securitization Lawyers. He is listed by Asia Legal Business as one of 19 lawyers in "The Experts" category in the ALB Hot 100 Lawyers of 2011. Under Jeff's leadership, Dentons Hong Kong was named "Structured Finance Law Firm of the Year in Hong Kong" for both 2015 and 2016 by both Global Law Experts and Corporate INTL.
Jeff received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and his M.A. and B.A. degrees from the University of Michigan. He is admitted to practice in New York and the District of Columbia and is a licensed solicitor in Hong Kong. He serves on the Professional Advisory Board of the Asian Institute of International Financial Law, Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong.