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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

  • Afrique
  • Amériques
  • Asie Pacifique
  • Moyen-Orient
  • Royaume-Uni & 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

    Private placement of a gold mining company

    Acting for a company with gold mining interest in Kyrgyzstan in relation to several rounds of private placement

    Kyrgyzstan

    Sri Lankan Airlines finance lease structure

    Advising on the financing of an A320 simulator for Sri Lankan Airlines by way of a finance lease structure from a Dutch credit provider.

    Sri Lanka
  • 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

    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

    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

    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
  • 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

    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

    Kingfisher Airlines maintenance disputes

    Acting on behalf of Kingfisher Airlines regarding various disputes concerning lease maintenance provisons and KFA's alleged non-compliance – English and foreign proceedings.

    United Kingdom

    Aircraft heavy plant and machinery financing agreement

    Negotiating the financing of "C" series aircraft heavy plant and machinery for Bombardier/Short Brothers plc involving a series of financiers for the combined value USD 125 million.

    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

Our Finance team

Andrés Adame
Andrés Adame

Partner

Abdulaziz Al-Bosaily
Abdulaziz Al-Bosaily

Partner

David Amentas
David Amentas

Partner

Paul Beattie
Paul Beattie

Global Head of Business Development Function

Mariana Branz
Mariana Branz

Associate

Stephen Browning
Stephen Browning

Partner

Ian Chung
Ian Chung

Partner

Kirsten Conacher
Kirsten Conacher

Associate

Dr. Robert Davy
Dr. Robert Davy

Legal Director

Jo-Anne Demers
Jo-Anne Demers

Associé

Gabrielle Dumas-Aubin
Gabrielle Dumas-Aubin

Avocate sénior

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