Hu Zhe (Eddie)

Zhe Hu

Areas of Practice

Mr. Hu specializes in structure finance, securitization, syndication, loan & credit facility, M&A of financial institutions, real estate finance and tax.

Mr. Hu has been practicing in China since 2004 and has extensive experience in advising major international commercial banks, investment banks, assets managers, hedge funds, private equity funds, developers and sponsors on China related projects, M&A transactions, structured finance, acquisition finance, real estate finance, financial institution acquisition, distressed debts and workout and other domestic or cross-border matters.

Mr. Hu has advised a number of banks, auto finance companies, and financial companies in their asset-backed securitization transactions. Bocom Leasing 2014-1 Securitization Project and Baoxin Leasing No.1 Securitization Project undertaken by Mr. Hu has won “Top 10 Transaction of the Year” authorized by China Securitization Forum 2015 Annual Awards.

The RMB800 million Hangzhou Jinjiang pre-payment finance undertaken by Mr. Hu has won the best deal of the year 2010 award granted by the Global Trade Review. This transaction has been also awarded Deals of the Year 2010 Award from Trade Finance and Trade & Forfaiting Review separately.

In February 2013, Mr. Hu advised Deutsche Bank (China) Co., Ltd. and its syndicate participants on a three-year RMB 1.47 billion dual currency aluminum pre-sale syndication supporting Chiping Xinfa Group's subsidiaries, Xinjiang Nongliushi Aluminum Co., Ltd. and Chiping Xinfa Huayu Alumina Co., Ltd. This deal ranked as the largest syndication for aluminum industry in 2013. Chiping Xinfa transaction has won the "Deal of the Year 2013 (China)" by Trade & Forfaiting Review.

Work Experience

Mr. Hu joined King & Wood Mallesons in 2007. Before joining King & Wood Mallesons, he worked with a Japanese financial group as in-house legal counsel.

Mr. Hu received his LLB from Fudan University.

Mr. Hu is also having qualifications of CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst), CPA (Certified Public Accountant), CTA (Certificated Tax Advisor) and CPV (Certified Public Valuer).

Mr. Hu’s working languages are Chinese and English.


Legal insights

The ICLG Lending & Secured Finance 2019 provides a practical cross-border guide into securitisation. Here are the Australia, Hong Kong and China chapters.

05 June 2019

The ICLG Securitisation 2018 provides a practical cross-border insight into common issues in securitisation laws and regulations.

03 July 2018

The International Comparative Legal Guide Securitisation 2017 covers common issues in securitisation laws and regulations. Here are the Australia, Hong Kong and China chapters.

27 April 2017

China’s financial system has undergone a significant transformation, but there is still room for further development and improvement.

14 April 2016

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