banking and finance team across Greater China is based in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, with approximately 20 team members in total. The firm has multi-jurisdictional capabilities and its financing lawyers – admitted to practise law in the PRC, Hong Kong and England and Wales – are ... especially strong in cross-border banking and finance transactions. Fangda's expertise includes the following: acquisition financing and leveraged buy-out financing, project financing, structured finance, assets management financing, non-performance loan financing, trade financing, corporate lending, general banking, regulatory and compliance. The firm represents a large number of international and domestic financial institutions and borrowers/sponsors. In the last two decades, Fangda has handled some of the most complicated financing transactions in China, including the first syndicated loan transaction, the first loan secured by mortgage on land-use rights and the first non-recourse financing in the Chinese real estate sector. In recent years, the firm has also actively represented Chinese lenders, export-finance agencies, sponsors and vendors in transactions with profound market influence, such as take-private leverage finance, outbound/inbound investment-related financings.