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Herbert Smith Freehills

Banking & Finance

1 ranked lawyersBand 3London (Firms)UK 2021 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

Clients say: "They really focus on your specific deal and are very attentive."

Work highlights

Advised Synthomer on the £1.284 billion financing relating to its acquisition of Omnova Solutions.

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.
"He is very sensible and easy to work with." "He is a personable and pragmatic practitioner."

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Banking & Finance: Big-Ticket


William L Nevin
Band 6