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Chambers Review

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Banking & Finance: Lenders: Mid-Market - London (Firms)
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What the team is known for

Ashurst has a well-established team of banking experts that assists both lenders and borrowers on a full range of mid-market financings. The team is also known for its work in the credit funds space as well as for its relationships with leading sponsors. It works across the spectrum of leveraged finance deals, with established expertise in unitranche structures and term loan B facilities. The team offers additional expertise in infrastructure finance as well as Islamic finance matters.

Strengths

"Ashurst has excellent response times, it felt as if they are always available."

"The team focuses on all manner of fund finance transactions and so are well experienced, plus they're very responsive and always willing to offer assistance."

"The work is top of the class and their responsiveness is exemplary."

"Ashurst are my go-to team; in terms of what they bring to the table as counsel, they are excellent!"

"They have very strong partners with expertise in each debt niche."

Work highlights

Ashurst advised Tritax Eurobox in relation to the amendment and restatement of its existing EUR250 million facility agreement.

Ashurst acted for NatWest on the sale of a significant portfolio of real estate loans and hedging transactions secured upon complex UK shopping centre assets.

Ashurst advised Partners Group in respect of an umbrella subscription credit arrangement for its direct lending funds, with aggregated commitments of EUR76 million.

Notable practitioners

Nigel Ward is noted for his adept representation of both lender and borrower-side clients, and is additionally experienced in cross-border transactions. He also has expertise in matters with bespoke intercreditor arrangements and is a specialist in infrastructure financings.

Global head of clients Helen Burton draws on a wealth of experience when acting for clients such as banks, funds, private equity firms and corporates. She is a recognised expert in both leveraged and acquisition financings. "Helen is both sensible and knowledgeable." "Helen is very good, pragmatic and great to work with."

Robert Andrews is relied upon by clients for his deep knowledge of the fund finance space. He is experienced in acting for bank-side clients on complex cross-border transactions. "Robert is a veteran in the fund finance market and is well regarded." "He is very smart, very good with clients and works collaboratively." "Robert is very easy to work with and has a solutions-based approach to discussing issues."

Navdeep Benning is a sought-after fund finance lawyer who brings to bear vast international experience when advising on multi-jurisdictional deals. "Navdeep is technically strong and knows us well. She is a pleasure to work with and is able to build a strong team around her."

Laura Ho has a growing reputation in the mid-market space and is well known for her representation of lenders. She has experience in both acquisition and leveraged financings. "Laura is very user-friendly, very responsive and easy to deal with." "She is a good, pragmatic lawyer." "Laura is lovely to deal with and very good technically."

Ranked Lawyers at
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Banking & Finance: Mid-Market

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Nigel Ward
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Helen Burton
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Laura Ho
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