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Nathalie Hobbs


Hong Kong , HKG

Nathalie is Linklaters’ regional managing partner for Asia and has been a partner of Linklaters since 2001. Nathalie has over 20 years’ experience in acquisition financing in both Europe and Asia.

Before moving to Hong Kong, Nathalie was a partner in the firm’s Paris office, working principally on leveraged finance deals for private equity sponsors and banks. She was also one of the lead partners in a number of restructurings, including the first ever use of the safeguard procedure in the context of a debt restructuring.

In Asia, Nathalie advises lenders (international and regional banks) and borrowers (corporates and funds) on acquisition financing, structured lending, leveraged finance, real estate finance and share-backed financings. Among the transactions she has worked on are Hony Capital’s buy-out of Pizza Express, the acquisition of Belle International by Hillhouse and CDH and I Squared’s acquisition of Hutchison Global Communications.

The Linklaters banking team in Asia (which is composed of 10 partners and around 50 associates) has worked on financings using high yield bonds, mezzanine debt, unitranche debt as well as senior loans across the region and in Australia.


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