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Herbert Smith Freehills

Banking & Finance

1 ranked lawyersBand 3London (Firms)UK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Versatile finance group advising on high-end transactions for a substantial crop of blue-chip corporates and key financial institutions. Maintains key bank panel appointments. Frequently acts on acquisition financings in the real estate, energy and infrastructure sectors. Well equipped to undertake cross-border transactions, with noted expertise acting on deals in the Indian market, as well as throughout Africa. Well positioned to act on fund financing matters.

Strengths

"Herbert Smith Freehills are very commercial and easy to do business with," notes a client, who adds: "The bedside manner is very good; they are easy to get in contact with and are very approachable."

Work highlights

Acted for Weir on its USD950 million revolving credit facility and £200 million term loan facility, incorporating ESG principles and margin adjustments and refinancing its existing debt facilities.

Notable practitioners

William Nevin regularly advises on multi-jurisdictional leveraged and acquisition finance matters. He acts for an impressive list of corporates and bank clients, typically on large-cap syndicated financings.
"William Nevin has a very deep knowledge of the London leveraged finance market."

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Banking & Finance: Big-Ticket


William L Nevin
Band 6