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Clyde & Co offers advice and support on the full range of financial and banking law to corporate clients as well as banks, boutiques and other institutions.

Our finance team provides practical and expert advice to clients globally on finance matters

We have a dedicated team of finance lawyers across our global network that is well placed to advise you on all your needs in today’s global financial markets.

We provide an integrated service that gives access to a wealth of knowledge and experience, that successfully closes financings for clients and helps them achieve their goals.

We advise on bank lending, derivatives, structured finance, sovereign debt, Islamic finance, acquisition finance, debt capital markets, asset finance, asset based lending, real estate finance, trade and commodities finance, project finance,  leveraged finance, mezzanine finance, insurance sector finance, green finance, and IBOR replacement, across all business sectors.  

We act for borrowers, banks, finance trading houses and other financial institutions as well as for a variety of clients ranging from large multinationals to fast-growing entrepreneurs.

Our finance team works with and is fully supported by other practice areas within the firm including corporate, private equity, real estate, tax, projects and infrastructure, energy, insurance, trade and commodities, shipping and aviation.

Our finance team includes financial services regulatory lawyers and a well-regarded corporate recovery and insolvency team giving focused and timely advice to both creditors and debtors.

Our Finance Work

  • All
  • Africa
  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • UK & Europe
  • Acting for the management team on a £330m acquisition of a leading pensions software provider

    Advising the CEO and management team on the terms of a management incentive equity plan and investment agreement as part of the sale of Aquila Heywood to Blackrock Long Term Capital. 

    United Kingdom

    Secondary Sale to Bowmark Capital

    Advising the management team of a leading financial services software provider on the secondary sale to Bowmark Capital.

    United Kingdom

    Set up of self-storage business in Germany

    Acting for a Luxembourg fund manager on the set-up of a self-storage business (Space Plus) in Germany using Luxembourg fund holding entities.

     

    Germany

    Conversion of General Partnership to LLP

    Advising the client in relation to its conversion from a general partnership to an LLP structure (including the licensing of the Rawlinson & Hunter name to its affiliated offices overseas).

    United Kingdom

    Crossrail re-developemnt area on London's Oxford Street

    Advised on the property acquisitions, due diligence, purchase contracts, transfers and the potential re-development of acquisitions on Oxford Street, which have significant re-development value in view of the areas new connections with Crossrail

    United Kingdom

    Establishing a Sharia compliant investment vehicle in Jersey

    Advising on establishing and structuring of a Jersey-based Sharia compliant investment vehicle facilitating Qatari investment in prime London property assets

    Qatar

    Flat disposal for Hong Kong stock exchange listed group

    Advising one of the largest commercial real estate companies based in China in connection with the disposal of flats being sold 'off plan' at a development in Nine Elms, London.  This was the first residential UK project for the Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed group and was the most successful UK residential property launch in China (in terms of GDV) to date.

    United Kingdom

    GBP 80,000,000 portfolio of retail development schemes

    A comprehensive redevelopment scheme including a new, modern 100,000 sq.ft. food store, petrol filling station, new business units and investment in local infrastructure.  This forms part of a wider portfolio of retail development schemes in the UK for this client equating to around GBP 80,000,000 in acquisition value

    United Kingdom

    Joint ventures and financing for luxury accommodation owners

    Advising the owners of a five-star hotel and apartment complex in Doha’s West Bay area on joint ventures and financing arrangements with a consortium of banks (led by Commercial Bank) and on the hotel management suite of agreements.

    Qatar

    Mixed use development of former bus depot

    Acting on a mixed use development of the former town centre bus depot site into a vibrant, and accessible leisure quarter in Darlington, UK.  The scheme involves a cinema, hotel, restaurants and bars.

    United Kingdom
  • Suez Industrial Free Zone

    Advising on the negotiation of the USD 230 million project financing, EPC construction, port use and plant facilities in the Suez Industrial Free Zone

    Egypt

    Financing the sale and leaseback of 20 aircraft

    Acting on the financing of 20 E190 aircraft for Kenya Airways by way of sale/leaseback from a range of operating lessors.

    Kenya

    ICC arbitration regarding the termination of a joint development and funding agreement

    Advising a Moroccan real estate developer in an ICC arbitration regarding the termination of a joint development and funding agreement

    Morocco

    Development and financing of banana plantation

    Acting for the promoters in the development and financing of banana plantations and the negotiation of a ten year off take agreement with Chiquit in Mozambique

    Mozambique

    Financing of banana plantations with Chiquit

    Acting for the promoters in the development and financing of banana plantations and the negotiation of a ten year off take agreement with Chiquit in Mozambique

    Mozambique

    Dakar Port Project

    Advising African Development Bank on a EUR 47 million investment for the Dakar Port Project, Senegal

    Senegal

    Bulyanhulu Gold Mine Limited USD 142 million secured loan

    Advising Standard Bank of South Africa on its USD 142 million secured loan to Bulyanhulu Gold Mine Limited

    South Africa

    Tanzanian conglomerate USD 20 million secured loan

    Advising Standard Bank (Mauritius) Limited on its USD 20 million secured loan to a Tanzanian conglomerate

    Tanzania
  • Multi-jurisdictional joint venture investment structuring

    Advising on a multi-jurisdiction investment structure spanning the British Virgin Islands, Hong Kong and China to enable a joint venture between US and Italian investors to invest in Chinese real estate opportunities

    British Virgin Islands

    Hard commodities pre-IPO private placement

    Advising a Canadian iron-ore company in relation to pre-IPO private placement

    Canada

    Virgin America aircraft acquisition

    Acting for the lenders, financing the acquisition of two A319-100s by way of operating lease.

    United States
  • Debt and equity limited recourse trade financing

    Advising an international trader in connection with its debt and equity limited recourse trade financing of an Australian scrap-steel recycler including in connection with its ongoing working capital trade finance lines

    Australia

    Debt and equity limited recourse trade financing

    Advising an international trader in connection with its debt and equity limited recourse trade financing of an Australian scrap-steel recycler including in connection with its ongoing working capital trade finance lines

    Australia

    Australian Airlines acquiring an aircraft on an operating lease

    Acting for the lenders financing the acquisition of an A34-300 on operating lease.

    Australia

    Structured trade pre-payment financing

    Acting for a regional development financial institution in its structured trade pre-payment financing of the export of furniture from China

    China

    Hong Kong Airlines aircraft acquisition

    Acting for the lender, financing the acquisition of two new 737-800s subject to Hong Kong Airlines operating leases.

    Hong Kong

    Borrowing base financings

    Advising an international steel trader on its key core borrowing base financings in South East Asia, the UK, Germany, France and India

    India

    Secured trade finance facilities

    Advising a leading international steel trader in connection with its trade finance operations in particular on secured trade finance facilities, comprising a Letter of Credit Facility / Buyer's Credit Facility for up to 2.5 billion rupees, secured against receivables and commodities

    India

    Advising Silverdale Services on multiple convertible bond issues

    Advising Silverdale Services on a number of transactions on foreign currency convertible bond and GDR offerings for various large Indian companies listed in Hong Kong, Luxembourg and Singapore

    India

    Preexport financing of copper, lead and zinc

    Advising lenders and trading companies on transactions involving several hundred million dollars worth of preexport financing of copper, lead and zinc commodities in Central Asia

    Kazakhstan

    Secure financing to a Kazak copper company

    Advising a bank on USD 125 million secured financing to a Kazakhstan copper mining-smelting enterprise (involving collateral including the pledge of raw materials, bank accounts and vehicles)

    Kazakhstan
  • Joint ventures and financing for luxury accommodation owners

    Advising the owners of a five-star hotel and apartment complex in Doha’s West Bay area on joint ventures and financing arrangements with a consortium of banks (led by Commercial Bank) and on the hotel management suite of agreements.

    Qatar

    Establishing a Sharia compliant investment vehicle in Jersey

    Advising on establishing and structuring of a Jersey-based Sharia compliant investment vehicle facilitating Qatari investment in prime London property assets

    Qatar

    USD 1 billion acquisition financing for 15 plots on The Pearl-Qatar

    Negotiating USD 1 billion facilities for developers to acquire 15 plots on The Pearl-Qatar, an artificial island spanning nearly four million square metres, including drafting a security package involving assignments, refund guarantee's, and escrow arrangements

    Qatar

    Letters of credit

    Acting for a major European bank, which had confirmed several letters of credit, regarding the default of the issuing bank incorporated in Bahrain; obtaining an freezing injunction to seize assets in England; considering cross-border insolvency issues and an application by the administrator for recognition of the Bahraini administration

    Bahrain

    Letters of credit, asset seizure and insolvency

    Acting for a major European bank, which had confirmed several letters of credit, regarding the default of the issuing bank incorporated in Bahrain. This matter involved obtaining a freezing injunction to seize assets in England, considering cross-border insolvency issues and an application by the administrator for recognition of the Bahraini administration

    Bahrain

    USD 100 million sukuk restructuring

    Advising International Investment Group on the restructuring of its USD 100 million sukuk

    Kuwait

    Highway connecting Abu Dhabi with Saudi Arabia and Qatar

    Acted for the operations and maintenance provider within a consortium team, in connection with the team’s bid to design, build, finance and operate the Mafraq-Ghweifat Highway which will connect Abu Dhabi with Saudi Arabia and Qatar under a PPP arrangement

    Qatar

    Islamic financing of a KSA industrial plant

    Advising a leading KSA investment conglomerate on the Islamic banking facilities for the construction of a new steel melt plant at Jizan economic city

    Saudi Arabia

    Islamic financing of a KSA industrial plant

    Advising a leading KSA investment conglomerate on the Islamic banking facilities for the construction of a new steel melt plant at Jizan economic city

    Saudi Arabia

    First privately funded IWPP in the KSA

    Acting as lead counsel to a consortium and advising on all Islamic financing aspects for a USD 3.6 billion Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP)

    Saudi Arabia
  • Set up of self-storage business in Germany

    Acting for a Luxembourg fund manager on the set-up of a self-storage business (Space Plus) in Germany using Luxembourg fund holding entities.

     

    Germany

    Acting for the management team on a £330m acquisition of a leading pensions software provider

    Advising the CEO and management team on the terms of a management incentive equity plan and investment agreement as part of the sale of Aquila Heywood to Blackrock Long Term Capital. 

    United Kingdom

    Secondary Sale to Bowmark Capital

    Advising the management team of a leading financial services software provider on the secondary sale to Bowmark Capital.

    United Kingdom

    Conversion of General Partnership to LLP

    Advising the client in relation to its conversion from a general partnership to an LLP structure (including the licensing of the Rawlinson & Hunter name to its affiliated offices overseas).

    United Kingdom

    Significant London office letting

    Acted on the grant of the new lease of our client's newly refurbished offices at Africa House, London, to the incoming tenant.  This was one of the most significant lettings in the London office market in 2014 due to the value of the rental income, the location of the property and the identity of the tenant

    United Kingdom

    GBP 80,000,000 portfolio of retail development schemes

    A comprehensive redevelopment scheme including a new, modern 100,000 sq.ft. food store, petrol filling station, new business units and investment in local infrastructure.  This forms part of a wider portfolio of retail development schemes in the UK for this client equating to around GBP 80,000,000 in acquisition value

    United Kingdom

    Crossrail re-developemnt area on London's Oxford Street

    Advised on the property acquisitions, due diligence, purchase contracts, transfers and the potential re-development of acquisitions on Oxford Street, which have significant re-development value in view of the areas new connections with Crossrail

    United Kingdom

    Flat disposal for Hong Kong stock exchange listed group

    Advising one of the largest commercial real estate companies based in China in connection with the disposal of flats being sold 'off plan' at a development in Nine Elms, London.  This was the first residential UK project for the Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed group and was the most successful UK residential property launch in China (in terms of GDV) to date.

    United Kingdom

    Mixed use development of former bus depot

    Acting on a mixed use development of the former town centre bus depot site into a vibrant, and accessible leisure quarter in Darlington, UK.  The scheme involves a cinema, hotel, restaurants and bars.

    United Kingdom

    Financing the purchase of Germany's largest cruise ships

    Acting for a leading cruise ship owner as borrower in relation to financing the purchase of new build cruise vessels including the largest cruise ships to be built in Germany

    Germany

Our Finance team

Andrés Adame
Andrés Adame

Partner

Abdulaziz Al-Bosaily
Abdulaziz Al-Bosaily

Partner

David Amentas
David Amentas

Partner

Stephen Browning
Stephen Browning

Partner

Jo-Anne Demers
Jo-Anne Demers

Partner

Dean Gormley
Dean Gormley

Partner

Adil Hussain
Adil Hussain

Partner

Peter Kasanda
Peter Kasanda

Managing Partner - Tanzania

Daniel Keys
Daniel Keys

Partner

Fei Kwok
Fei Kwok

Managing Director, Hong Kong & Head of Banking and Finance Greater China

Chris Lenton
Chris Lenton

Partner

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