GrahamLim

Of Counsel

Hong Kong + 852.3189.7264 New York + 1.212.326.3994

Graham Lim has more than 20 years of experience in acquisitions, corporate finance, lending, and private equity investments. In addition, he has a broad background in energy, transportation, and other civil undertakings in the United States, Latin America, Africa, and Asia, acting on all stages from prequalification and bid evaluation to financial close. Graham regularly counsels fund investors on acquisitions, disposals, and joint ventures, as well as on issues concerning their formation, governance, and oversight.

Currently based in Hong Kong, Graham previously practiced at Jones Day's offices in New York, London, and Singapore for more than a decade.

The financial institutions Graham has represented include Bank of America, Bank of China, BNP Paribas, China Construction Bank, China Development Bank, China Orient Asset Management, DBS Bank, Jefferies, IFC, National Australia Bank, Societe Generale, Standard Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and Wells Fargo.

The institutional investors Graham has represented include AGIC Capital, Gaw Capital, Invesco, Ivanhoé Cambridge, Lone Star, Macquarie Capital, Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds, and Pinetree Capital.

Graham also sits on the Documentation Committee of the Asia-Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA) and is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Experience

  • Molycorp obtains $185 million senior secured credit facilityJones Day represented Molycorp, Inc., a U.S. rare earths producer and technology company, in connection with a $185 million senior secured credit facility consisting of a $50 million term loan facility and a $134 million delayed draw term loan facility, from OCM MLYCo CTB Ltd., an affiliate of Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.
  • Molycorp obtains $75 million senior secured credit facilityJones Day represented Molycorp, Inc., a U.S. rare earths producer and technology company, in connection with a $75 million senior secured credit facility consisting of a $60 million term loan facility and a $15 million delayed draw term loan facility provided to its indirect subsidiary Magnequench, Inc., from OCM MLYCo CTB Ltd., an affiliate of Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.
  • Wells Fargo provides credit facility to New Hyde Park Realty entitiesJones Day advised Wells Fargo Bank, National Association and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC in connection with a $50 million senior revolving credit facility provided to New Hyde Park Realty L.P. and New Hyde Park Realty LP II., entities holding various real estate interests in New York City.
  • BNP Paribas and International Finance Corporation provide financing to Transatlantic PetroleumJones Day advised BNP Paribas and International Finance Corporation, as mandated lead arrangers, in connection with the US$150 million senior secured hydrocarbon reserves based facility provided to Transatlantic Petroleum Ltd., an international energy producer engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas, and its subsidiaries.
  • Standard Chartered Bank and DBS Bank act as arrangers and swap providers in US$250 million BMW Korean auto loan and lease receivables securitization; receives "Deal of the Year" and "Best Cross-Border Securitisation" awardsJones Day advised Standard Chartered Bank and DBS Bank in connection with the securitization of Korean auto loans and leases by BMW Financial Services Korea Co., Ltd. and the issuance of secured floating rate notes due 2019 in a Regulation S offering by Bavarian Sky Korean Auto Receivables 1 Pte. Ltd.
  • RadioShack obtains $835 million of new credit facilitiesJones Day advised RadioShack Corporation, a leading national retailer of innovative mobile technology products and services, in connection with $835 million of new senior secured credit facilities.
  • Finacity arranges $75 million cross-border trade receivables securitization for CHC HelicopterJones Day advised Finacity Corporation, a specialty finance company, in connection with a $75 million cross-border trade receivables securitization facility for CHC Helicopter, a leading provider of helicopter support to the oil and gas, search and rescue, helicopter training, and repair and overhaul industries.
  • Clayton Holdings obtains $80 million term and revolving credit facilitiesJones Day represented Clayton Holdings LLC, a provider of loan due diligence, transaction management, risk-centric information, and analytical services, in connection with its $80 million senior secured term and revolving credit facilities arranged by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
  • China Development Bank provides $3 billion facility to Republic of Ghana to fund various infrastructure projectsJones Day is advising China Development Bank in connection with subsidiary loans under the US$3 billion master facility provided to the Republic of Ghana to fund various infrastructure projects.
  • Subsidiary of Korean corporation seeks representation in High Court proceedings in Hong Kong and mainland ChinaJones Day represented a Hong Kong subsidiary of Korean corporation, Taihan Global Holdings Limited, in multiple proceedings before the High Court of Hong Kong concerning claims against sales agents for fraud and misappropriation of millions of dollars of proceeds from the sale of copper rod into mainland China.
  • German Federal Agency for Financial Market Stabilization completes €2.5 billion (US$3.2 billion) rights offering of CommerzbankJones Day advised the German Federal Agency for Financial Market Stabilization, which manages the German Financial Market Stabilization Fund ("SoFFin"), in connection with the €2.5 billion (US$3.2 billion) rights offering of Commerzbank, Germany's second-largest bank.
  • Hong Kong Academy obtains financing for design and construction of new school campus in Sai Kung, Hong KongJones Day advised Hong Kong Academy in connection with the deferred-draw bridge construction loan facility for the design and construction of a new school campus in Sai Kung, Hong Kong and in connection with related matters for a government loan grant from the Financial Secretary of Hong Kong.
  • Recapital Investment acquires controlling interest in Ninh Van BayJones Day advised Recapital Investment Pte Ltd., an Indonesian investment group with interests in energy, property, and infrastructure, in connection with its acquisition and related financing of a controlling interest in Ninh Van Bay, the owner of a real estate portfolio containing Six Senses properties, a Vietnam-based luxury hotels and property group.
  • Electrical Components International obtains credit facilityJones Day represented Electrical Components International, Inc., a manufacturer of wire harnesses, subassemblies, and other value-added assemblies, in connection with a syndicated senior secured revolving credit and term loan financing.
  • Recapital Investment obtains credit facilityJones Day represented Recapital Investment Pte. Ltd., an Indonesian investment group with interests in energy, property, and infrastructure, in connection with a secured credit facility provided by Raiffeisen Bank International of Austria.
  • Morgan Stanley sells 97% equity holding in Ever Gain PlazaJones Day advised Morgan Stanley Realty Inc. in connection with its sale of 97% equity holding in the Ever Gain Plaza complex in Hong Kong by way of an offshore share sale to funds managed or advised by Angelo Gordon.
  • Harry Winston obtains $300 million credit facilityJones Day advised Harry Winston, Inc., one of the world's most prestigious luxury jewelers, in connection with its $300 million senior secured asset based credit facility provided by a multinational consortium of banks led by Standard Chartered Bank; ABN AMRO Bank N.V.; TD Bank, N.A.; and Israel Discount Bank of New York.
  • Cabot sells its Supermetals business for $400 millionJones Day advised Cabot Corporation in the $400 million sale of its Supermetals business to Global Advanced Metals.
  • Clayton Holdings obtains credit facilityJones Day represented Clayton Holdings LLC and its subsidiaries in connection with its senior secured asset-based credit facility arranged by JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.
  • Finacity increases existing trade receivables securitization facility for CHC HelicopterJones Day represented Finacity Corporation, a specialty finance company, in connection with a successful increase to $75 million of an existing trade receivables securitization facility for CHC Helicopter Corporation, a leading provider of helicopter support to the oil and gas, search and rescue, helicopter training, and repair and overhaul industries.
  • Additional Publications

    • April 30, 2019
      Cross-Border Finance Q&As, Hong Kong, Practical Law
    • October 2018
      New Platform, Same Requirements: The Emergence of Virtual Banking in Hong Kong, Payments & Fintech Lawyer
    • April 30, 2018
      Waiver & Consent Letter: Hong Kong, Practical Law
    • April 30, 2018
      Comfort Letters: Hong Kong, Practical Law
    • March 31, 2018
      Loan Signing & Drawdown: Hong Kong, Practical Law
    • February 2018
      Preliminary Documents for Loan Financing: Hong Kong, Practical Law
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