Clifford Chance LLP

Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Market-leading international law firm noted as a top choice for lenders and borrowers. Acts on all aspects of banking, including acquisition finance, refinancing, real estate finance and restructuring. Benefits from a strong bench of English-qualified lawyers to act for international financial institutions on syndicated club deals and complex revolving credit facilities. Regulatory team works with a broad client base and provides comprehensive advice on compliance and banking licensing matters. Additionally provides stellar expertise on project finance matters with strength acting for lenders, sponsors and institutional investors in the energy sector.

Strengths One client sees the team as "a go-to for refinancing and acquisition financing" matters, adding that "the firm has a very strong banking team."

Another client lauds the team for being proactive and adds that "the lawyers have an intimate knowledge of applicable regulation."

Clients also report that it is a "very strong and entrepreneurial team" that is "very easy to work with."

Work highlights Represented Kiwa in its EUR400 million refinancing through a syndicated covenant-lite facility.

Notable practitioners

One enthusiastic client notes that
Angela McEwan
"really gets into the nitty-gritty of deals," and adds that she is "pleasant, knowledgeable" and "helpful in getting the best results." She has particular experience in cross-border project finance work in the renewable energy sector.

Bas Boris Visser
acts for prominent corporate clients in the technology sector. He advises on corporate lending, as well as regulatory matters, including banking licence applications.

Folko de Vries
is "very good and efficient," according to sources. He acts on a host of matters for institutional investors and Dutch-based borrowers, including refinancing and acquisition financing.

Hein Tonnaer
is an "excellent lawyer," who is "creative and pragmatic," according to one enthusiastic client. He has a market-leading presence in the renewable energy market, representing lenders and sponsors in financings for both onshore and offshore wind projects and solar farms.

Jelle Hofland
is praised by one client for being "really experienced and knowledgeable" in financing mandates. He advises corporate clients and institutional investors on syndicated financing, financial restructuring and real estate financing.

Titus De Vries
represents lenders in corporate and acquisition finance mandates.