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Clyde & Co advises on the full range of banking and finance transactions.

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

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
  • Acquisition and sale

    Acting for Renaissance in its USD 150 million acquisition of BUE Marine Group, involving a fleet of nearly 50 vessels, to create one of the top 10 offshore support vessel operators, and assisting in the sale of an FPSO unit to a consortium of buyers for development of an offshore oil field

    United Kingdom

    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

    Australian Airlines acquiring an aircraft on an operating lease

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

    Australia

    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

    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

    Complicated newbuild tanker financing

    Acting on behalf of the owners/ borrowers on a joint venture transaction involving both bank finance and a complicated charter and sub-charter structure, on a post delivery non-recourse structured finance for five newbuild tankers. This transaction was termed 'innovative' by Marine Money and won the Marine Money Structured Finance Deal of the Year 2012

    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

    Dakar Port Project

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

    Senegal

    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
  • 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 the administrator for recognition of the Bahraini administration

    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 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

    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

    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

    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

    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 Petrochemicals Deal of the Year by Euromoney Magazine Middle East as it featured the largest ever Islamic financing in any multi-sourced project financing globally

    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
  • 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

    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

    Acquisition and sale

    Acting for Renaissance in its USD 150 million acquisition of BUE Marine Group, involving a fleet of nearly 50 vessels, to create one of the top 10 offshore support vessel operators, and assisting in the sale of an FPSO unit to a consortium of buyers for development of an offshore oil field

    United Kingdom

    Complicated newbuild tanker financing

    Acting on behalf of the owners/ borrowers on a joint venture transaction involving both bank finance and a complicated charter and sub-charter structure, on a post delivery non-recourse structured finance for five newbuild tankers. This transaction was termed 'innovative' by Marine Money and won the Marine Money Structured Finance Deal of the Year 2012

    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

    Financing of new cruise vessels

    Acting for a leading cruise ship owner in relation to financing the purchase of new build cruise vessels

    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

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

Ian Chung
Ian Chung

Partner

Jo-Anne Demers
Jo-Anne Demers

Partner

Dean Gormley
Dean Gormley

Partner

Peter Kasanda
Peter Kasanda

Managing Partner - Tanzania

Fei Kwok
Fei Kwok

Head of Banking & Finance for Greater China

Martin Quicke
Martin Quicke

Consultant

Juan Turner
Juan Turner

Managing Partner

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