Working with over 50 FTSE 100 clients and over half of the world’s top 20 banks

Finance

Our Finance practice advises many of the world’s leading financial institutions in relation to the full range of international and domestic financial markets products.

We focus on all aspects of finance, including structured finance & derivatives, securitisation, leveraged finance (including public and private acquisition finance), Islamic finance, asset finance, project and PFI finance, real estate finance, capital markets, tax-based structured finance, venture capital lending, trade finance, workouts, special servicing, restructuring and insolvency.

Our team is a fully-integrated practice providing transactional and regulatory advice to a broad range of clients including UK and non-UK banks and borrowers, other financial institutions and intermediaries, government agencies and corporates, acting on many complex transactions both in the UK and internationally. We focus on providing clients with business sensitive solutions to complex problems.

We have attacked the recent downturn head on through a series of high profile hires and are increasingly advising on market leading deals such as Project Isobel for RBS.  Internationally, we have offerings in Singapore, Russia and most recently Hong Kong and Germany.

Latest examples of work

    • providing financing

      Russia

      EBRD - advised on providing financing to EnergoMashSpetsStal in an amount of approximately USD 79 million

    • Airport

      Singapore

      ICBC Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. – Advised the lessor on the US$58m financing of 2 Airbus A320 Aircraft to Air Asia, subject to a Head lease, and two tier sub-leasing structure. We were responsible for coordinating the Lessors financing and security arrangements in Malaysia and Thailand.

    • aircraft

      Singapore

      GY Aviation Lease 0902 Co., Limited - a senior secured loan facility, arranged by KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH and The Korea Development Bank, of up to US$87m in respect of three A320-200 aircraft to be leased to IndiGo.

    • shipping

      UK

      Pacific Drilling – Advised on the US$1.8 billion financing of Pacific Drilling’s $3.2 billion project to take delivery of, and operate, four new ultra-deepwater drillships and on-going representation in connection with the financing. This deal has been awarded Export Credit Deal of the Year (West), 2010 by Marine Money.

    • loan

      Russia

      JSC INTER RAO UES - Advised on the loan agreement with European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for a 9.6 billion rubles convertible loan.

    • building

      Russia

      EBRD - advised on providing financing to European Bearing Corporation (EBC) to refinance EBC’s existing debt of approximately USD 170 million.

    • money

      Russia

      A major Russian state bank (as syndicate member) - advised on its participation in USD 700 million syndicated loan.

    • bank

      Russia

      A major Russian state bank - advised on RUB 1.9 billion guarantee.

    • meeting

      Czech Republic

      Advised on a further acquisition in Energy 21, a.s., the largest Czech-based independent developer and operator of solar power (photovoltaic) parks in Central and Eastern Europe.

    • loan contract

      Russia

      A major Russian state bank (as syndicate member) - advised on its participation in USD 2 bln syndicated loan.

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