Kristen Kwok

Kristen Kwok


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Practice Areas

Kristen Kwok joined Walkers' Hong Kong office in 2006 where she is a partner in the firm's Finance and Corporate Group. Kristen advises in relation to asset finance (in particular aircraft and ship finance), capital markets and structured finance products including securitisations and secured note programmes. She also works on various acquisition finance and general corporate transactions.

Examples of transactions Kristen has worked on include:

  • Acting for major financial institutions, airlines and operating lessors on a variety of structures, including straight debt financings, pre-delivery payment financing, export credit and Exim bank supported financings, sale and leaseback and operating leasing.
  • Advising on numerous cross-border securitisation transactions in Korea (including future flow, credit card, auto loan and mortgage-backed transactions.
  • Acting for a number of international banks in various repackaging programmes involving Cayman Islands SPV issuers.
  • Advising the lenders on numerous cross-border real estate financings in China.
  • Advising on CNOOC's US$2 billion debt issue on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Advising on CITIC Securities Company Limited's US$800 million debt issue on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Advising Fortis Healthcare on the acquisition of Hong Kong based Quality HealthCare Asia Limited​.

Kristen completed her training with international law firm Sidley Austin at its Hong Kong office and joined its International Finance Group in December 2003 where she developed expertise in banking and structured finance.​

Admitted In:
British Vigin Islands 
England and Wales (not practising)
Hong Kong (not practising)

Bachelor of Laws Degree, University of Hong Kong

2020 IFLR 1000 - Notable Practitioner

The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific 2019 Guide - Recomended Lawyer - "The 'very responsive and commercial' Kristen Kwok is another key member of the finance team across both structured finance and capital markets deals, and adds particular value for PRC and Taiwanese clients by virtue of her fluent Mandarin."

2019 Chambers Asia-Pacific - (Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds)  - Recognised Practitioner 

2019 IFLR 1000 - Notable Practitioner

2018 Chambers Global Guide - (Offshore: Corporate & Finance including Investment Funds) A Notable Practitioner. "Client favourite and someone who I would highly recommend for capital markets work."

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 - "Kristen Kwok specialises in aircraft and ship financing matters as well as advising on a broader array of structured finance and capital markets matters."

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2016 - "Kristen Kwok maintains a robust practice in asset finance and structured finance. She is notable for her PRC-facing practice, especially for securitisation matters."

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015 – "Kristen Kwok is the firm's asset finance expert and is sought after for her Chinese language abilities.  She regularly advises a host of financial institutions, operating lessors and airlines on ship and aircraft finance, and leasing."