Asia Pacific Guide to Lending and Taking Security

Cross-border lending in Asia Pacific has been rising steadily for more than a decade. While the region was not immune from the global financial crisis, it managed to escape the degree of turmoil faced by other parts of the world. However, it has also experienced a shake-up in the composition of its lending markets. Despite a number of US and European banks continuing to play an important role in the Asia Pacific lending markets, banks from within the region are stepping up and becoming increasingly active. The growth opportunities in the region continue to remain attractive to investors, particularly in emerging markets.

The Asia Pacific Guide to Lending and Taking Security covers regulatory banking requirements for lending in 15 jurisdictions in the region, namely Australia, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Vietnam. It also looks at the mechanics of and requirements for loans in these jurisdictions, including restrictions on the charging of default interest, thin capitalization rules, stamp duty and withholding tax, debt subordination and financial assistance. The guide also deals with security and discusses issues such as insolvency regimes, enforcement of security for foreign lenders, and arbitration versus litigation.  

This guide is a result of combined efforts from Baker McKenzie lawyers in 17 offices across major cities and financial centers in Asia Pacific. Baker McKenzie brings together its local expertise and strong global relationships to provide comprehensive legal services to clients across Asia Pacific.

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