Charlie Clayton-Payne

Biography

Charlie Clayton-Payne is a partner in the Banking and Finance team in our Hong Kong office. He is an international finance specialist with a wealth of experience across industry sectors and geographies in the Asia Pacific region.

He advises onshore law firms, borrowers and financial institutions on a wide variety of structures, including cross-border sponsor backed acquisition financings, capital call facilities, syndicated secured lending, structured lending, leveraged finance, project finance, aviation finance and debt restructurings.

Prior to joining us, Charlie was a counsel in the Hogan Lovells Singapore banking and finance team where he worked for six years establishing a leading banking and finance practice.  Before that, he was based in London, where he worked for four years at the heart of the European leveraged loan market. 

During his time in Asia, Charlie spent over a year on secondment at Standard Chartered Bank working with the loan structuring and syndication teams. He is consistently ranked in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 as a leading finance lawyer in the Asia Pacific region as recognition for the strength of his practice.  

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