Corporate Law London - Our Banking & Project Finance Group helps lenders and borrowers within the full range of financing alternatives. The variety of loan and other commercial credit facilities we serve vary from simple letters of credit to complex multi-jurisdictional credit facilities (unsecured and secured, syndicated and non-syndicated). A number of transactions have involved public sector credit facilities.
We have acted as a borrower and lender counsel in order to facilitate many syndicated credit facilities that have raised capital within the hundreds of millions of dollars. We have among our client√?¬®le, auto parts manufacturers, manufacturing and pipe coating businesses, restaurant franchisees, and large storage and moving businesses. We have helped borrowers, in businesses as diverse as home appliances and restaurant franchising, in order to secure a wide range of acquisition financing by making use of sale-leaseback transactions, senior debt, and mezzanine and subordinated lending. Our Banking & Project Finance Group has particular strength within four transactional fields: project finance, asset finance, subordinated debt and mezzanine financing as well as real estate finance.
Our team which looks after Banking & Project Finance act for borrowers and lenders within asset-based loans which need the use of inventory, receivables, leased equipment, bond obligations, and different other assets as collateral. Amongst our clients are a technology business, a video game distributor, and different other companies with difficult requirements for cross-border guarantees and security. We serve borrower clients who have sales and manufacturing operations in Canada, the United States and overseas.
Our lawyers have accumulated a vast amount of experience documenting the required covenants for reporting, cash management and reserves while acting on behalf of borrowers on asset-based loans made by nearly all of the major lenders within the market.
Our lawyers have the knowledge to deal with the financing of huge projects, navigating the complexities of regulatory, legal and financial issues. These projects comprise the structure of power plants, pulp mills, mines, industrial facilities, real estate developments and other capital-intensive building projects. For such difficult structures, we provide project finance aid to both lenders and borrowers. On the lender side, our experience includes advising regarding subsequent sale of a hydroelectric facility and construction financing. We even act for pension fund managers as lenders in first mortgage project financing for the structure of commercial real estate projects.
Real Estate Finance
Thanks to the good working relationships our lawyers enjoy together with all major financial institutions, we have numerous years of success assisting with commercial mortgage and construction finance involving real estate development and acquisition. We advise clients about loan structures. We can settle and negotiate financing documents from both the lender's and borrower's perspectives. The handling of environmental due diligence is part of documenting and closing such financing transactions. In circumstances of foreclosure or default, our objective is to assist lenders maximize debt recovery by recommending about security enforcement options and mortgage solutions.
Subordinated Debt and Mezzanine Financing
Our lawyers within Banking & Project Finance have the experience in order to assist the many mid-market and entrepreneurial companies in their pursuit of financing options which occupy the market range between senior debt and common equity. Normally these transactions enable our clients to bridge the gap between senior debt and equity financing to seek out acquisitions and various opportunities. With our help, lenders can secure the control and return they require while borrowers are enabled to acquire the capital they require for growth. As we negotiate the subordination agreements and priorities amongst the different classes of creditors, we can structure the financing package for the debentures or notes to include equity shares, sale-leaseback arrangements and convertible preferred shares.
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