Slaughter and May

Banking & Finance Department

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What the team is known for Formidable group with a market-leading borrower-side practice and an impressive cross-border capability. Acts for corporate groups on acquisition financings in a wealth of sectors including energy, telecoms and retail. Impressive knowledge of Term Loan B, unitranche and high-yield bond finance structures in addition to substantive experience advising on Loan Market Association documentation.

Strengths Sources report: "We have been very impressed with the work, especially the level of detail that they have been able to go into."

Clients say: "They are commercial, responsive and good at focusing on the key issues and advising us where we can concede and where we need to stand our ground."

Work highlights Advised Ørsted on the financing arrangements in connection with its disposal of a 50% interest in the 659 MW Walney Extension offshore wind farm to a consortium consisting of PKA and PFA.

Notable practitioners

Edward Fife has broad finance experience, with expertise in acquisition finance, debt capital markets and securitisations, among other matters. Clients say: "He is very smooth, calm and relaxed; through the ups and downs, he is always an oasis of calm. He has really done a fantastic job."

Philip Snell heads the firm's acquisition finance team and is well regarded for his expertise in this area. He acts for a range of corporates, sponsors and financial institutions.