Ariel Chen is a Senior Legal Manager in the Assets and Structured Finance group of the Hong Kong office. Her practice focuses on asset finance.

She has acted for the leading banks, leasing companies, other financial institutions and shipping companies/operators on ship financing and leasing transactions.

She is fluent in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.

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  • Advising Credit Agricole Asia Shipfinance Limited as facility agent on a US$91m term loan facility to a subsidiary of investment firm Sole Shipping Group for the financing of two VLCCs (and scrubbers).
  • Advising BNP Paribas Hong Kong Branch as facility agent on a US$116.5m loan facility to AVIC International Leasing Co., Ltd.
  • Advising ING Bank N.V., Singapore Branch, as facility agent for a syndicate of international lenders.
  • Advising a major Chinese leasing company on a sale and lease-back financing in relation to 8 LNG vessels.


2020 University of California, Berkeley, Master of Laws
2014 University of Hong Kong, Master of Laws
2013 Fudan University, Bachelor of Laws