Banking and Loan Finance

The economic climate has heightened both the risks and rewards involved in banking transactions. Finding the optimal deal structure and terms has never been so important.

Whether you are considering a new financing, refinancing options, or a restructuring, our banking lawyers positioned around the world function as an integrated team to anticipate your needs and those of your financing. We advise on innovative lending transactions, bank products, credit products, deal structures, and on all types of secured transactions to meet your goals. And we ensure that all banking matters we work on benefit from the firm's deep industry sector knowledge and experience.

Our clients range from blue chip corporates and private equity sponsors to lending institutions that include banks, insurance companies, funds, and other financial institutions. Our core banking practice areas include leveraged and acquisition finance, funds lending, real estate finance, asset finance, syndicated lending, Islamic finance, and trade and commodity finance.

Representative experience

Advising HM Treasury on the Energy Markets Financing Scheme (EMFS), on the innovative and bespoke scheme that was run jointly with the Bank of England to address extraordinary liquidity requirements that were faced by energy firms operating in the UK gas and electricity markets. The scheme opened for applications on 17 October 2022 and provided up to £40bn of short-term liquidity support to the UK energy sector. 

Advising Arctic Aviation Assets DAC on its finance lease facility for up to ten new B737 MAX-8 aircraft and two CFM LEAP-1A spare engines with CCB Leasing (International) Corporation DAC, to be operated by airlines in the Norwegian Air Shuttle group.  This was the Norwegian group's first new on-balance sheet financing since its emergence from bankruptcy proceedings in 2021.

Advised Vena Energy Taiwan Renewables Ltd. as borrower, with DBS Bank (Taiwan) Ltd., KGI Bank Co., Ltd. and Bank Sinopac Co., Ltd. as lenders, on the NT$1.6bn debt financing of a solar energy project with a proposed installed generation capacity of up to 41.864 MWdc located in Yunlin Taiwan.

Advising a consortium of banks on a facility agreement of EUR 1.035 billion for Frankfurt-based data center operator main cubes. The EUR 1.035 billion is made up from EUR 685 million committed facilities with a further EUR 350 million uncommitted accordion.

Advising Ares Management on the refinancing of Sykes Holiday Cottages (Sykes), a vacation rental management platform backed by private equity firm Vitruvian Partners, and the financing of Sykes’s acquisition of Forest Holidays, the UK’s leading owner and operator of environmentally sensitive cabins.

Advising VICI Properties, Inc. on a number of transactions, including leading capital markets and securities matters related to its 2022 US$17.2 billion strategic acquisition of MGM Growth Properties LLC. The acquisition is one of the largest deals of 2022 and one of the largest REIT deals of all time.

Advising an international agri-business AMS Ameropa Marketing and Sales AG in relation to an English law-governed USD and EUR multicurrency revolving borrowing base facility with a syndicate of over 20 banks, to refinance an existing Swiss law facility.

Advising U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and Norfund on a syndicated receivables-backed financing to d.light Kenya to finance the supply of solar home systems in Kenya.

Advising UBS Asset Management Real Estate & Private Markets (UBS) and Northern Fiber Holding GmbH (NFH) on the signing of a large debt financing package for the expansion of its fiber networks.

Advising the lenders on the debt financing to support Volpi Capital Investments Conti LP, a new Continuation Fund, acquire the remaining interests held by Volpi Capital Investments L.P. in Cyclomedia.

Advising ICG on the financing to the entities of the NAOS Hotel Group for the acquisition and construction of a hotel at Nice Airport to operate under the Sheraton brand.

Advising AshGrove Capital, a London-based specialty lending fund on a facility for Qoria Limited, the ASX-listed leading global provider of digital safety and student wellbeing solutions.

Advising Celonis in securing debt financing as part of US$1bn capital raise to help its customers fight economic and supply chain challenges with process improvements.

Advising IDB Invest on its reverse factoring facility to suppliers of TIA Stores, one of the leading supermarket chains in Ecuador. 

Advising Gaw Capital in relation to the HK$780m financing and refinancing of the renovation and re-branding of The InterContinental Hong Kong into Regent Hotel.

Advising Taulia Inc, the San Francisco-based fintech business, on the establishment of its innovative multi-funder supply-chain financing (SCF) platform.

Advising Carte Postale Investment Limited on the refinancing and capex financing of the Beaumier Group by Cheyne.

Advising The Berenberg Green Energy Junior Debt Funds on the financing of two solar parks in Italy and Chile for CCE Holding.

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