Area of focus

Alternative Lending - Funds and Institutions

The alternative lending market has become increasingly significant since the global financial crisis as regulations tighten and banks reduce their lending portfolios. Direct lending assets more...

Representative experience

Advised Ares Management as underwriter and unitranche lender of circa €300mn of facilities for acquisition of Fintrax by Eurazeo. Largest sole underwrite by debt fund in Europe as of December 2015.

Advised ICG-Longbow on its whole loan financing of Hackney Walk Fashion Hub and on its debt and equity investments in series of UK shopping centers.

Advised Aviva Investors on the formation of various infrastructure and real estate debt funds with capital raised in excess of £600m.

Advised Legal & General and EIB on their joint funding of the Royal Liverpool Hospital PFI project.


Hogan Lovells Publications

What part do debt funds play in today's real estate finance arena?

Real estate debt funds have traditionally had a much lower profile in European real estate lending than in the US market. The global financial crisis changed this, however, and following...

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Media Mention

When direct lending turns distressed - in conversation with Hogan Lovells

Recently finance partners Paul Mullen, Jo Robinson, and Tom Astle sat down with Joelle Jefferis, Debtwire to discuss what has happened so far in distressed direct lending scenarios and what ...

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Collaboration between debt funds and banks in European mid-market leveraged financings Lev Fin Spin

In the 10 years since the financial crisis debt funds have become a very significant source of liquidity in the European loans market. This is particularly the case in mid-market leveraged...

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Financing Africa's future - Who is taking the lead in lending?

On 5th July 2018, Hogan Lovells hosted its 5th annual Africa Forum themed "Africa Fit for the Future". One of the key sector sessions was led by Shalini Bhuchar, an asset finance partner,...

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Media Mention

Borrowers manipulating EBITDA to avoid covenant breaches IFLR

Paul Mullen was quoted in an IFLR article entitled "Borrowers manipulating EBITDA to avoid covenant breaches".

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Direct lending in Italy – moving into the mainstream? Lev Fin Spin

Until recently, it was necessary to hold a licence as a bank or financial intermediary to lend in Italy. However the law has changed to allow insurers, alternative investment funds, SACE...

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