“Bartosz Nojek is a pleasure to work in the Dentons team. Bartek is a rising star among lawyers specializing in the banking sector. With a lot of knowledge, experience and constant commitment, I do not hesitate to entrust Bartek with our next projects. “I worked with Allen & Overy, A.Pedzich sp.k. several times in different projects. I think the most valuable feature of this company and the people I worked with was the proactive and constructive approach, the desire to propose and find the solution acceptable to all parties. This is not always the case with other law firms, which sometimes focus more on identifying the problem, but not necessarily on solving it. “Juha-Pekka Mutanen is business-oriented and it`s easy to work with him. Knows his field of expertise (financial law) in depth. I always feel like I`ve learned something useful after talking to him. EMW Law LLP is known for its work in the areas of general banking and credit, leveraged finance and real estate financing.
The team has a strong reputation in the real estate finance industry, advising lenders and borrowers on investment and development finance. The company works for most of the big street banks, as well as for a number of smaller and challenger banks. Ian Mabbut leads the team with experience in acquisition financing transactions, while Terence Ritchie focuses on real estate investment portfolios. Ian Sharrock is an important practitioner. The CNPLaw LLP team focuses on advising banks, financial institutions and mutual funds, as well as corporate debtors, on domestic and cross-border financing transactions. The Group`s experience includes leveraged acquisition and financing, asset and asset-backed financing, debt restructuring and insolvency. Real estate-related financing is a strength of the company, which is also active in the TMT and shipping sectors. Quek Li Fei leads the department with diverse experience in secured and unsecured loans in Singapore and across borders and a particular specialization in project finance. Anglophone Bill Jamieson is able to bring his expertise in financial services regulation.
Kenn Lim and Wong Pei-Ling are also notable lawyers. In January 2021, the Low Wee Siong team was strengthened by Wong Tan & Molly Lim LLC. Q.E.D. Law Corporation`s practice includes real estate and mortgage loans, as well as financial transactions in the energy, natural resources and aviation sectors. Clients include a number of borrowers and lenders with transactions involving Singaporean legal issues. Susan Kong leads the department and has experience in cross-border financing, including in China, Indonesia, Thailand and Australia. Marilyn Goh has forged a strength in real estate financing and advises banks and companies. Linda Cai has expertise in project finance as well as acquisition financing and debt restructuring. Annabelle Wang is increasingly known for her domestic and cross-border syndicated loans and bilateral loans. DMH Stallard LLP manages a wide range of mandates, including acquisition financing, commercial banking, real estate, CBILS and RLS loans.
Recent highlights include advising clients on the transition from LIBOR to their existing facilities. Sarah Naylor leads the practice and has experience working for lenders such as large banks, ABL lenders and challenger banks. Ralph Crane specializes in secured loans and the purchase, sale and refinancing of businesses. Anne Milne focuses on real estate financing, while Gwen Godfrey focuses on debt financing. “Nick Moore is exceptional. It offers the perfect blend of legal knowledge, responsiveness and advocacy, characterized by business acumen at excellent value for money. According to one client, “the diversity of skills and knowledge of Drew & Napier LLC`s legal eagles is incredible and exudes confidence.” Banking and financial practice covers the range of credit and lending operations, including bond issuance, acquisition financing and debt restructuring. The Group is also known for its banking advisory and regulatory activities. The team is led by Pauline Chong, an expert in bilateral and syndicated credit facilities for cross-border transactions. Renu Menon is the name to mention for regulatory matters, while Benedict Teo handles banking disputes. Gide Loyrette Nouel`s banking and finance team deals with financing operations, regulatory and retail banking issues and advises daily on banking documentation.
His clients include Polish and international banks and financial institutions, as well as insurance companies, private equity funds and mezzanine funds, as well as debtor companies with close links to the French market. Chief of Staff Paweł Grześkowiak has expertise in financial and banking law and is active in secure and structured financial transactions. Marta Karmińska seeks advice on secured and unsecured financing, such as syndicated finance, structured finance, LBO financing and commercial real estate financing. act BSWW legal & tax has a strong experience in financing real estate investments throughout Poland, including those related to shopping malls, office complexes and residential complexes. She advises on investment credit facilities, leasing and investments from external sources. The group is also familiar with alternative models, including debt discounts. Managing Partner Michał Wielhorski, who heads the firm, has a strong list of international developer clients. Senior Partner Mateusz Prokopiuk is another important practitioner. Linklaters LLP`s “competent” banking team relies on in-depth product knowledge both at the start of a business and in a refinancing/restructuring context and is a popular choice among banks and investment-grade companies (including a high proportion of FTSE 100 listed clients). In addition to regularly contracting a strong portfolio of syndicated loans, the company also manages a disproportionately high proportion of M&A financing for businesses. The team has also been very active in advising borrowers on sustainability-related financing, including Ian Callaghan`s recent advice to Balfour Beatty Plc on converting its £375 million revolving credit facility into the largest sustainability-related loan in the UK construction sector to date.
Toby Grimstone`s practice consists of syndicated and secured bank financing, and while he operates in a number of sectors, he is particularly adept at advising on mining/energy financing, including those linked to emerging markets (excluding export credits). Oliver Edwards leads the corporate and structured lending team alongside Grimstone and has an extensive creditor practice that includes niche expertise in margin lending as well as liquidity financing for other financial institutions. Philip Spittal, in his role as global co-head of banking, is often involved in syndicated lending and is a key member of the team, including Caroline Courtney, who is familiar with a range of products, including syndicated lending and asset financing. “Nathalie Hobbs is a very experienced and calm presence who leads the financial practice with a firm hand.” Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers is a one-stop shop for many financial institutions across Asia as well as for corporate debtors. The team has recently become increasingly active in project financing mandates, particularly with regard to energy projects. Regulatory work has also been an area of growth, particularly in the fintech space, where the group`s expertise includes cryptocurrency, P2P lending and payment brokerage. The team is jointly led by Nguyen Dinh Nha and Vu Thi Que. Trinh Minh Duc was appointed partner in June 2021. “The diversity of skills and knowledge of Drew Napier`s legal eagles is incredible and exudes confidence. They have the resources at their fingertips to provide excellent service. White & Case has a particular strength in debt financing, advising large international companies and financial institutions on Hong Kong and cross-border financial transactions. The practice acts for leading bank lenders and has recently strengthened their financing and borrower lending capabilities by hiring Daniel Abercromby, who joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in November 2020.
Eugene Man, Practice Manager, is recommended for debt and structured debt financing as well as private lender financing. Baldwin Cheng manages significant pan-Asian financing for sponsors and lenders. Stephen Howard is recommended for bank financing, direct lending and high-yield transactions. Brabners LLP is known for its wide range of financing offerings, with a strong focus on housing finance. It is also active in the financing of sport and acts for football clubs and professional associations. Liverpool-based Andrew O`Mahony leads the team and advises a number of borrowers on their property financing. In Manchester, Richard Cowan works on corporate and leveraged contracts. “Kochanski & Partners supports the financial industry by providing high-quality legal advice and contributing to the cross-industry initiative that aims to help banks adopt cloud technology while complying with laws and regulations. “The team has demonstrated their enthusiasm and in-depth knowledge of the legal framework and regulatory requirements to help us work on an agreement. Gunnercooke LLP`s banking team is active in a wide range of transactions, with a particular focus on real estate financing.