Ian Chin#5101

Ian Chin

Ian Chin's practice focuses on international financing and restructuring transactions.

He advises both borrowers and lenders and is experienced in bank lending (investment grade and leveraged), acquisition finance, structured finance, high yield bonds and derivatives.

Prior to joining Cleary Gottlieb in 2015, Ian worked in the Banking department of a major international law firm in London and Abu Dhabi and also spent six months on secondment with the Loans Syndication desk of BNP Paribas in London.
Contributed to


Acquisition finance—second lien financing
Acquisition finance—second lien financing
Practice notes

This Practice Note explains second lien debt financing and looks at certain of its key features. It also considers second lien debt in the context of a debt restructuring.

Bridge to bond facilities
Bridge to bond facilities
Practice notes

This Practice Note explains what bridge to bond facilities are and how a bridging loan can be used as an interim facility in an acquisition finance transaction until high yield bonds are issued as more permanent financing. It explains the mechanics of these facilities, their key documents and terms and typical deal structures. It also provides practical guidance for negotiating these facilities and looks at the differences between US and European practice.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2012


  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales


  • BPP Law School - Legal Practice Course, Distinction
  • St. Catharine?s College, University of Cambridge - Law (B.A. Hons), Upper Second-Class Honours

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