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  • Specialist finance partner in Real Estate Finance group in London, with 15+ years’ experience.
  • Focusses on structured real estate financing including investment, development, senior/mezz and A/B intercreditor agreements, consensual restructurings and debt acquisitions.
  • Has acted for a range of lender and borrowers including HSBC, Deutsche Bank, LBBW, Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, Lloyds, Barclays, RBS, BNP Paribas, Kaupthing, ABN Amro and Lehman Brothers.
  • Recent work includes advising:
    • a non-bank lender on the £60m financing of a hotel in Queens Gate, London
    • a senior club of a clearing bank and non-bank lender on the £160m financing of the Thistle hotels group including related intercreditor arrangements
    • the asset management division of a major international bank on a series of transactions as whole loan arranger and mezzanine funder in connection with the financing of assets on Queen Anne’s Gate and Hanover Square and as senior lender in connection with the financing of retail assets in Spain
    • the developer on the structured mezzanine development financing of two boutique hotels in a luxury resort in France and related intercreditor arrangements
    • a club of mezzanine lenders financing a major residential development in central London on their intra-mezzanine group arrangements
    • a series of investment and development transactions for German pfandbriefbanks.
  • In addition to acting for domestic and international bank and non-bank lenders in the real estate sector, he has advised a range of investors on complex pan European financings, for example acting for Catalyst Capital on their acquisition of a large portfolio of retail and office assets in Germany.
  • Seconded to the structured real estate capital team of ABN AMRO in 2005/6 for a year working almost exclusively on financings against German assets, the Talisman CMBS programme and the then developing European A/B intercreditor market.
  • Extensive experience of a range of financing structures including receivables financing, leveraged finance (involving sectors such as real estate, hotels, TMT, luxury yachts and retail).  He has acted on corporate financings to investment grade companies (e.g. financing provided to a major French utilities group), to local authorities and for a major construction group.
  • Client relationship partner for Lloyds Banking Group and Deutsche Bank.


Representative Experience

  • Thistle Hotels Portfolio - Advising Lloyds Bank plc and M&G Investments as the senior lenders on the £160m refinancing of (and related inter-creditor negotiation) a portfolio of Thistle hotels in London and Edinburgh owned by Topland in July 2015.
  • Zielo shopping centre - Advising Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management on the 2015 €36m financing of UBS Global Asset Management’s acquisition of the Zielo shopping centre in Madrid.
  • 22 Hanover Square - Advising Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management and Deutsche Pfandbriefbank AG on the 2014 £155m senior and mezzanine financing of Indiabull’s acquisition of 22 Hanover Square.
  • Investment Transactions - Have advised on four investment transactions since 2013, with debt tickets of between £20m to £85m. Currently acting on a new transaction. Have developed pfandbrief compliant templates which can be used for other pfandbrief lenders.