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A broad-based definition of banking transactions, which include both borrower and lender clients. The following topics are included: Acquisition finance: transactions involving arranging finance for acquisitions acting for either the lender or the borrower; Islamic Finance: Sharia-compliant work such as acquisitions, forming funds to invest in real estate and commercial properties, issuing of Sukuks; General bank lending: syndicated lending, structured finance, leveraged finance, NPLs; Project finance: financing of infrastructure and industrial projects.; Refinancing: The refinancing and restructuring of existing loans and debtor in possession financing is also included. Where there isn’t a dedicated Restructuring / Insolvency section, work relating to restructuring in distressed situations, bankruptcy and insolvency is also considered here.

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Band 1
  1. Linklaters
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    Linklaters
    Banking & Finance
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 17 Years Ranked
    Linklaters offers an outstanding banking and finance team, assisting clients with the full range of issues. The Brussels team benefits from its global network of offices, providing an impressive cross-border service on multi-jurisdictional transactions. Lawyers at the team advise an impressive array of financial institutions and institutional lenders on syndicated lending, credit facilities and securitisation transactions. Additionally the team provides excellent banking regulatory advice and has experience representing borrowers.
  2. Allen & Overy LLP
    Banking & Finance
    Europe 2022 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Clifford Chance LLP
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    Clifford Chance LLP
    Banking & Finance
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Clifford Chance is a highly reputable group acting on a broad array of significant financing transactions. Lawyers in the group are particularly well recognised as a strong lenders' counsel, advising an impressive roster of international and domestic financial institutions on refinancings and unsecured loans. The law firm also acts for borrowers on substantial project financing matters, as well as real estate and acquisition financing mandates. The team offers additional experience in trade receivables financing and sustainability financing.
  2. Loyens & Loeff
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    Loyens & Loeff
    Banking & Finance
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 17 Years Ranked
    Loyens & Loeff is a well-known team with particular expertise in project financing matters, regularly advising both borrowers and lenders on complex files in the energy and infrastructure sectors. The law firm also offers significant expertise in debt restructuring mandates, advising syndicated lenders on a range of refinancing and insolvency files. Lawyers in the team are also adept at advising on real estate and acquisition financing. Team members have notable experience in regulatory matters.
  3. Baker McKenzie
    Banking & Finance
    Europe 2022 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. DLA Piper UK LLP
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    DLA Piper UK LLP
    Banking & Finance
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper offers a considerable international network with an extensive global footprint, and is known for transactional matters, with a particular focus on refinancing and acquisition finance. The team frequently acts on PPP infrastructure projects, regularly representing public authorities or the project's sponsors. The law firm's client roster includes banks, insurance companies and asset managers. Team members often assist clients with regulatory matters, such as the launch of new products.
  2. NautaDutilh
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    NautaDutilh
    Banking & Finance
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    NautaDutilh is a solid team offering a particularly strong banking regulatory practice, which represents domestic and European financial institutions in approval proceedings and licensing applications. Lawyers at the team also offer substantial experience in transactional work, including acquisition and project financing. The firm has considerable experience advising borrowers from the energy, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.
  3. Stibbe
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    Stibbe
    Banking & Finance
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    Stibbe is a well-regarded Benelux firm with an excellent reputation for project finance. The team acts for borrowers from the energy and telecoms sectors on substantial syndicated financing transactions, as well as representing lenders in development financing mandates. Lawyers at Stibbe have additional expertise in real estate and acquisition financing.
  4. White & Case
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    White & Case
    Banking & Finance
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 17 Years Ranked
    White & Case is a well-regarded firm with a broad international network, advising on bank lending and refinancing, as well as leveraged and acquisition financing. The team frequently acts for syndicates of lenders on multinational financing matters, as well as representing borrowers in debt financing issues. The firm's clients include domestic and international banks and private equity houses.
  5. Deloitte Legal - Lawyers
    Banking & Finance
    Europe 2022 | Band 3
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Band 4
  1. Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
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    Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
    Banking & Finance
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 16 Years Ranked
    Cleary Gottlieb is an international firm with a pre-eminent corporate team, advising a wide range of borrowers on acquisition finance, project finance and development finance questions. The team further acts for multinational private companies, as well as public bodies and governments, on a host of PPP mandates. Lawyers at Cleary Gottlieb offer a particular expertise advising on debt refinancing and export financing matters in francophone Africa.
  2. CMS
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    CMS
    Banking & Finance
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 6 Years Ranked
    CMS is a well-established international firm offering clients a broad scope of financial services support across transactional and advisory mandates. The team assists both borrowers and lenders with acquisition finance, project finance and the negotiation of credit facilities. Lawyers at CMS also represent lenders in syndicated financing matters.
  3. Eubelius
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    Eubelius
    Banking & Finance
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    Eubelius is a notable firm that predominantly assists borrowers with financing and refinancing mandates. The firm's expertise includes real estate financing, where the team frequently acts for REIT clients. Lawyers in the practice also offer experience acting for public sector clients on creating guarantees.
  4. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
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    Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
    Banking & Finance
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    Freshfields represents a number of domestic and international banks and corporate clients in financing transactions, often cooperating with the firm's corporate team to offer an integrated service. The law firm offers particular expertise in acquisition financing mandates, frequently acting for private equity investors. The team additionally assists borrowers with refinancing and liquidity questions.
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    Jones Day
    Banking & Finance
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 6 Years Ranked
    Lawyers at Jones Day act for a range of traditional lenders, private equity houses and other investors on substantial acquisition financing transactions. The law firm benefits from a substantial global network to advise on cross-border financing mandates. The team has additional experience in syndicated financing and project financing matters. Jones Day also offers considerable expertise in banking litigation and regulatory issues.
  6. Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick
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    Liedekerke Wolters Waelbroeck Kirkpatrick
    Banking & Finance
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 11 Years Ranked
    Liedekerke is an acclaimed finance practice advising on a broad range of transactional mandates and regulatory matters. Lawyers at the firm regularly act for lenders, representing clients in real estate and acquisition financing matters. The team also assists prominent Belgian borrowers with a range of financing mandates, including COVID-19-related finance. Liedekerke further advises clients from the asset management and insurance sectors on regulatory compliance.
  7. Lydian
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    Lydian
    Banking & Finance
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 12 Years Ranked
    Lydian is a strong domestic firm acting primarily for lenders, including domestic and international banks and private equity houses. The team's expertise includes advising on acquisition financing and credit facility agreements, as well as significant experience in real estate financing matters. The law firm also maintains a solid presence in financial regulatory matters, often assisting clients from the insurance sector.