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Ho Mei Shi

Partner

Practice Area:

Banking & Finance

LLB (Hons), University of Bristol
Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore

T +65 6232 0711
E mei.shi.ho@rajahtann.com

Ho Mei Shi is a Partner in the Banking and Finance Practice Group. Mei Shi has been recognised as a Notable Practitioner in IFLR1000 and is recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for banking and finance work.

Mei Shi has experience acting for major foreign and local banks and financial institutions, Singapore government-linked companies, real estate investment trusts and international conglomerates in a wide range of domestic and cross border banking and finance transactions. These transactions include green and sustainability-linked financing, syndicated financing, acquisition financing, real estate and construction financing and debt issues including medium term note programmes and perpetual securities.

Notable Cases & Transactions
  • Acted for a joint venture company in relation to the grant of S$1 billion secured syndicated banking facilities by a club of banks to finance construction costs and working capital for the development of an iconic national project consisting of a mixed-use complex with commercial facilities, attractions and a hotel.
  • Acted for an SPV between one of the largest government-linked property developers in Singapore listed on the SGX-ST and one of the largest property developers in Hong Kong listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange as borrower in relation to the grant of a S$1.72 billion loan with a landmark commercial development in Singapore.
  • Acted for a joint venture between a Japanese real estate conglomerate and a Singapore property developer listed on the SGX-ST in relation to the secured syndicated banking facilities to finance the development and operation costs of a grade A commercial development in Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Acted for a joint venture company in relation to the grant of S$1.18 billion secured syndicated banking facilities to finance the acquisition of land and development of a mixed commercial and serviced residence development thereon.
  • Acted for a club of banks in relation to the grant of US$135 million secured syndicated banking facilities to an Indonesian conglomerate for the purposes of financing its luxury hotels and shopping malls located in Indonesia.
  • Acted for an SPV of one of the largest government-linked property developers in Singapore listed on the SGX-ST in relation to the grant of US$176.2 million secured banking facilities to finance the development of a mixed retail and office development located in Shanghai.
  • Acted for a Singapore data centre real estate investment trust in relation to a S$421.5 million financing transaction to finance the acquisition of data centre assets for the purposes of its IPO and to refinance its existing borrowings.
  • Acted for an SPV of one of the largest government-linked property developers in Singapore listed on the SGX-ST in relation to the grant of S$680 million secured syndicated banking facilities to finance the acquisition of land and the construction of a mixed retail and office development thereon.
  • Acted for a data centre trust in relation to the grant of S$150 million green loan facilities by a club of banks for the financing of the first data centre in Singapore to be awarded the BCA-IMDA Green Mark for Data Centres Scheme Platinum rating.
  • Acted for one of the largest government-linked property developers in Singapore listed on the SGX-ST in relation to the grant of a S$150 million Singapore Overnight Rate Average (SORA) based loan, part of a S$300 million sustainability-linked loan, the first SORA based loan in Singapore.
  • Acted for one of the largest government-linked property developers in Singapore listed on the SGX-ST in relation to the grant of a S$500 million sustainability linked term loan facility. This is the largest bilateral sustainability linked loan in Singapore's real estate sector to date.
  • Acted for the joint lenders and sustainability-coordinators in connection with the grant of S$700 million sustainability-linked banking facilities to a Singapore incorporated company for its gas-fired co-generation plant. This is the first sustainability linked loan in Singapore's energy sector.
  • Acted for the borrowers in relation to the grant of US$275 million secured syndicated banking facilities to finance the development and operation of an Australian mining project.
  • Acted for the borrowers in relation to the grant of US$18 million and S$230.75 million secured banking facilities to finance the development and operation of a power plant located in Indonesia.
  • Acted for the lender in relation to the grant of S$560 million secured banking facilities to a SPV for the financing of an acquisition of a company listed on the SGX-ST.
  • Acted for a Singapore branch of a foreign bank in relation to the grant of S$100 million secured commodity murabahah facilities to a real estate investment trust listed on the SGX-ST.
  • Acted for a Singapore business trust issuer listed on the SGX-ST in the establishment of its S$500 million medium term note programme listed on the SGX-ST.
  • Acted for one of Singapore's largest real estate investment trusts listed on the SGX-ST in the establishment and subsequent updates of its S$1 billion debt issuance programme listed on the SGX-ST.
  • Acted for a Singapore issuer listed on the SGX-ST in the establishment and subsequent updates of its S$500 million debt issuance programme listed on the SGX-ST.
  • Acted for a Bermuda incorporated issuer listed on the HKSE in the establishment of its US$300 million medium term note programme listed on the SGX-ST.
Award/Memberships/Directorships
  • Member, Singapore Academy Law (2011)
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore (2011)