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

Our full-service financial services offering

The financial crisis of 2008 ushered in a new era for financial institutions and their clients. As new regulatory regimes across the world have emerged, those seeking and providing financial support have learned to adapt to a market characterised by risk and increased litigation.

Clyde & Co has honed its experience in financial services by working closely with clients in key sectors such as transport, infrastructure, energy, commodities and insurance.

We have a unique practice that offers conventional, Islamic and asset finance capabilities together with treasury and investments expertise and regulatory expertise. Our finance offering is complemented by a team of specialist capital markets experts. 

We also represent financial institutions which provide financial support and advice.

In accordance with the international nature of financial services, we retain appropriate expertise across our global office network. This enables us to respond swiftly and effectively when a rapid response is required.

Our presence on six continents also means we can advise on high-value, cross-border transactions which carry an additional layer of complexity and risk.

Our corporate recovery and insolvency specialists can provide debtors and creditors with the support they need, and we are unusual among law firms in providing a banking litigation and arbitration service.

Our Finance Work

  • Africa
  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • Middle East
  • UK & Europe
  • 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

    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

    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

    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
  • Australian Airlines acquiring an aircraft on an operating lease

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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Kazakhmys plc's secondary share placing

    Advising Kazakhmys plc on a secondary placing of their shares through an accelerated book build process raising in order to raise GBP 500 million

    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
  • 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...

    Bahrain

    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...

    Bahrain

    USD 100 million sukuk restructuring

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

    Kuwait

    First ever Sukuk to be approved by the KSA capital markets authority

    Structuring a landmark USD 800 million sukuk, which was the first transaction to make the 'Islamic bond' accessible to KSA investors and was awarded Deal of the Year by Islamic Finance News

    Saudi Arabia

    Largest Islamic financing in a multi-sourced project financing

    Acting as senior KSA common counsel to the conventional and Islamic lenders for a KSA petrochemical project, including assisting with structuring and devising novel Islamic compliant structures to fit into a larger conventional financing worth USD 847 million. This transaction was awarded...

    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

    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

    University PPP contract provisions in Abu Dhabi

    Advising Sorbonne, Zayed and New York Universities on the construction, operation and maintenance contract provisions for a suite of university PPP projects in Abu Dhabi

    United Arab Emirates

    Online Banking Platform

    Advising a large bank in relation to the licensing of a specialised online banking platform from an online bank based in Germany, which has gained significant market traction in its home market and which the bank has replictated in the Middle East and across the wider MENA region in the field of...

    United Arab Emirates
  • Aircraft financing through an operating lease

    Acting on the financing of an A330 and E1790 aircraft for Air France by way of a Japanese Operating Lease.

    France

    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

    Shipping and oil trading company's trade finance facilities

    Advising a Greek shipping and oil trading entity on its trade finance facilities with ABN Amro and Standard Chartered Bank

    Greece

    Trade finance facilities

    Advising a Greek shipping and oil trading entity on its trade finance facilities with ABN Amro and Standard Chartered Bank

    Greece

    Ireland's Schools PPP Programme

    Advising Sodexo Ireland Limited as O&M Contractor on the second bundle of Ireland's Schools PPP Programme

    Ireland

    Aeroflot financing agreement

    Acting on the ECA financing of three A330 aircraft, the first ECA financing for Aeroflot since the ratification by Russia of the Cape Town Convention.

    Russian Federation

    Chemical company pre-IPO structuring and corporate governance

    Advising a Russia-based chemical company with regard to placing and admission to AIM, including in relation to pre-IPO structuring and continuing advice on corporate governance and structuring

    Russian Federation

    IPO placement of RBC Information Systems

    Advising on the IPO of RBC Information Systems, a Russian media company that is part of the conglomerate RosBusiness Consulting

    Russian Federation

    Offtake agreements and financing arrangements over Serbian steel mill

    Advising a commodities trader on the supply and offtake agreements and financing arrangements in respect of a steel mill in Serbia

    Serbia

    Steel mill financing arrangements

    Advising a commodities trader on the supply and offtake agreements and financing arrangements in respect of a steel mill in Serbia

    Serbia

Our Finance team

Andrés Adame
Andrés Adame

Partner

Devika Khanna
Devika Khanna

Partner

John Leonida
John Leonida

Partner

Milena Szuniewicz-Wenzel
Milena Szuniewicz-Wenzel

Partner

Meredith Werner
Meredith Werner

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