Hogan Lovells

Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Full-service banking and finance practice advising a wide-ranging client base that includes traditional banks and debt funds. Also continues to advise a solid list of borrower clients. Regularly advises on alternative lender products. Global footprint enables the team to advise on deals with a cross-border element. Offers specialist advice in the insurance sector, as well as expertise in real estate, asset and project finance.

Strengths Sources say: "They have a strong international footprint, which is helpful for cross-border deals. They also have high-quality partners and associates and a deep pool of resources to ensure deadlines are adhered to."

Interviewees report: "They are very commercially-minded and look to get the best deal for clients, whilst bearing in mind all parties and relationships around the table."

Work highlights Advised the borrower, Claranet Group, on the refinancing of its existing debt and an additional debt package to enable it to fund the acquisition of three IT service providers in the UK, Portugal and France.

Notable practitioners

"Outstanding lawyer" Matthew Cottis heads the firm's global banking practice and is regarded as an expert in acquisition finance matters. He acts for both lenders and borrowers on a range of matters including syndicated loans and fund lending.

Paul Mullen acts for both lender and borrower-side clients including alternative capital providers and sponsors. He is well regarded for his leveraged and acquisition finance expertise. Clients say: "He is a very sensible lawyer and is well-versed within the credit funds business."

Penny Angell is "excellent technically with the ability to navigate the most complex opportunities," according to clients. She centres her practice on acquisition and leveraged finance matters. Her clients include banks and debt funds.