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What the team is known for

Retains strong relationships with traditional lenders and demonstrates capability in cross-border leveraged finance deals, especially in emerging markets. Additional strengths lie in alternative lender representations and financing transactions across sectors including TMT, oil and gas, and natural resources. Also notable for its fund financing work. Practice also includes a respected Islamic finance offering.

Strengths

An interviewee reports: "The firm has extremely capable lawyers and I always feel that they are working in my best interests."

Clients praise the firm's "quality of advice, approach and speed of actions."

Work highlights

Advised ICBC and a syndicate of lenders on a USD520 million loan facility for The Standard Bank of South Africa.

Notable practitioners

Catherine Astruc counts leading corporates as well as financial institutions among her clients. She regularly advises on cross-border matters ranging from corporate lending to acquisition and leveraged finance matters.
"Catherine is really good technically and client-focused. She is a good lawyer to have on your side."

Matthew Sapte has a well-regarded Islamic finance practice with particular expertise in regard to Shari'a-compliant products. He additionally advises clients on a broad range of debt capital markets and derivatives matters.
"Matthew is excellent and has strong experience in the Middle East and English law matters."

Yusuf Battiwala regularly assists his global client base with a wide range of Islamic financings. He is noted for his strengths in derivatives and structured finance, with experience in Islamic repo transactions.
"Yusuf Battiwala is a highly experienced subject matter expert with the right mix of knowledge of Islamic finance principles as well as derivatives and conventional structured finance."

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Overview

Dentons' Banking and Finance practice is proud to act as trusted legal advisor to the majority of banks and financial institutions in the UK. Our practice spans across all service lines – from general corporate and syndicated lending through to more specialist areas such as lending to funds. Many of our relationships extend beyond traditional banking and finance work, with clients taking advantage of our ability to deliver sector-specific expertise in tandem with a full range of commercial legal services.

Our integrated team of lawyers and professionals offer an expansive breadth of insight, helping our clients to structure and document transactions that help to provide financing to virtually every industry sector. It is our experience of working for both finance providers and users that gives us the ability to understand the needs and wants of each party in a transaction. At Dentons, we advise our clients on everything from simple, domestic lending transactions to the most complex cross-border transactions, our extensive expertise enabling us to navigate you through the legal, regulatory and business requirements the industry demands.            

Members
Clients

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group

Fortress Capital

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC)

ING Bank

Investec

KSL Capital Partners

Metro Bank

NYX Gaming Group

Raiffeisen Bank International AG

Silicon Valley Bank

Standard Chartered Bank

State Street Bank

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Location

One Fleet Place

London

Greater London

UK

EC4M 7WS

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

London (Firms)

Banking & Finance: Mid-Market


Catherine Astruc
Band 5
UK-wide

Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance


Matthew Sapte
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Yusuf Battiwala
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