Sylvia Fung Chin is a senior lawyer in corporate and commercial financing, with an emphasis on asset-based financing transactions. Clients have benefited from Sylvia’s experience in capital markets, project financing and leveraged leases, these include placement agents, issuers, lenders, lessees, lessors and equity investors.
Such clients seek her advice on leases involving aircraft, oil-drilling equipment, satellites and other equipment, and in projects involving cogeneration, waste-to-energy, alternative energy, hydroelectric and manufacturing facilities.
Recent significant transactions include Saudi Aramco’s US$12.5 billion Sadara Integrated Chemicals Project Financing, the largest-ever project financing in the chemicals sector, and the successful renegotiation of the Quito International Airport Concession, widely seen as one of the most intractable infrastructure project restructurings in recent Latin American history.
Both deals demonstrate Sylvia’s ability as part of a team of lawyers to work on complex, international transactions, and to deliver innovative solutions for her clients.
Sylvia also has extensive experience in asset securitizations. She has advised issuers, investors, placement agents, credit enhancers and fiduciaries in connection with the securitizations of aircraft, microfinance loans, project loans, credit cards, auto receivables, equipment and real estate leases and other assets.
Clients seek Sylvia’s knowledge and insight on, including debt private placements, 144A offerings, letters of credit, high yield bond deals, corporate and partnership organizations, reorganizations and asset acquisitions.
As Corporate Administrative Partner at White & Case, Sylvia supervised the reorganization of the Corporate Department in the New York office and the development of an intensive training program for attorneys. She is also a frequent speaker at seminars concerning the UCC, legal opinions, ethics and various other corporate finance topics.
Sylvia is an adjunct associate professor at Fordham University School of Law, where she teaches Secured Transactions and Drafting and Negotiating Contracts. In addition, she is a member of a number of professional associations and organizations, including the American Law Institute, the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, the Tribar Opinion Committee and the ABA Legal Opinions Committee.
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