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.
Charlie is listed as an "Associate to Watch". "He's someone I rely on to bounce ideas off, technically very good, easy to deal with and good at managing opposing counsel".Chambers Asia Pacific, 2016
Charlie is listed as an "Associate to Watch". He is “highly respected by peers”.Chambers Asia Pacific, 2017
Charlie is ranked as a “next generation lawyer”. He is "a rising star", who is "intelligent, creative and very commercial".Legal 500, 2018
Charlie is listed as an "Associate to Watch". He is “reliable, technical and able to co-ordinate large financings with a fast turnaround”.Chambers Asia Pacific, 2019
- England and Wales
- BPP Law School (LPC)
- Oxford Brookes University (Dip.Law)
- University of Durham (BA)