Banking

Our team advises on a wide range of finance and banking transactions, providing advice to both borrowers and lenders on a broad spectrum of banking issues.

We have advised clients on structuring, negotiating and documenting complex finance deals in various areas, including secured and unsecured general banking, acquisition/leveraged finance, property finance and trade finance.  We also work on the restructuring of existing debt facilities.

Representative transactions – our lawyers have advised:

  • RosVodokanal, a major Russian utilities company in relation to entering into a RUB 1.5 billion loan agreement with the EBRD, secured by charges over shares in the borrower’s subsidiaries and a guarantee;
  • a major brewer on the proposed sell-down of its pub loan portfolio (involved complex issues regarding the transfer of security interests);
  • a Russian media company on drafting and negotiating a multi-million GBP loan facility agreement between its subsidiary and a UK-based media start-up, together with various ancillary documents, including security over intellectual property rights;
  • an investor to an Internet start-up on drafting and negotiating a multi-million GBP facility agreement secured by a guarantee and debenture over various assets of the borrower’s group companies, including intellectual property rights and shares of the group companies;
  • SG Hambros Bank Limited (part of the Société Générale group) on the banking aspects of its acquisition of ABN AMRO’s London-based private banking business (which had approximately €1 billion under management); and
  • a British luxury fashion house on its £200 million multicurrency revolving credit facility and a further two £30 million facilities – acting for the fashion house.

Testimonials

…very knowledgeable and particularly creative in finding solutions to a problem…
Head of Financial Institutions, a major Russian commercial bank
…the highest professionalism of lawyers enabled us to structure the deal with the maximum possible comfort for our company, for which we are grateful…
Head of Finance Operations, Rosvodokanal
…uncanny ability to find an original angle others have not thought of…
Partner, Bristows LLP
…a team of highly skilled commercial lawyers, whose attention to details is evident in every aspect of their role.
Founder & CEO of an Internet start-up company
…there were a few moments when we thought that we would never find common ground and complete the transaction…it was your recommendations and attention to detail which left a very professional impression on our counterparty and made them somewhat more trusting and agreeable.

Padva, Haslam - Jones & Partners LLP
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