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An ability to innovate around sophisticated financing structures at both a national and international level is increasingly important to the successful outcome of a transaction. Taylor Wessing’s international finance team can create, advise and implement all aspects of debt and equity participation for you through our own offices and via our well-established networks.

Our Finance team acts for a diverse range of clients, including substantial borrowers and sponsors operating through funds and family offices, bank and non-bank lenders and institutions in multiple jurisdictions. We are recognised as a market leader in real estate; leveraged, trade and receivables financings; loan sales; projects; restructurings and Islamic finance.

Long established relationships with our clients – both borrowers and lenders – means we have an acute awareness of all the typical issues with both sides of commercial transactions. You’ll find the approach of our Finance team is practical and collaborative, with a clear focus on helping you achieve your business objectives.

Areas of expertise

  • Acquisition & leveraged finance

    Taylor Wessing’s acquisition finance team advises senior and mezzanine financiers, borrowers and purchasers on leveraged buy-outs. This includes venture and development capital investments, debt facilities for acquisitions and private equity based corporates. Our experience on public and private leveraged buy-outs on behalf of both lenders and borrowers on complex cross-border transactions means that we understand your needs. Where debt finance is involved, we collaborate with our Corporate and Private Equity specialists to provide a seamless service that anticipates potential obstacles to transactions.

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  • Banking & finance disputes
  • Debt capital markets, structured finance & derivatives

    You need certainty and practical advice on compliance and corporate governance regimes wherever your business operates and to have measures in place to defend your organisation. We advise originators, issuers, corporates, governments, trustees, administrators, rating agencies and investors. We act for leading investment banks, financial services companies, bidders and target companies at a national and international level through all phases of public takeovers. Our particular expertise in capital markets law and regulation allows us to effectively deal with the increasing notification and reporting obligations of quoted companies in various jurisdictions.

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  • Financial restructuring

    Corporate structures often benefit from restructuring in order to deal with underperforming companies or those that are no longer required, or where value can be released through solvent winding up or similar processes. We are experienced acting on both sides of substantial, cross-border corporate simplification projects. We work with accountants, tax advisers and investors restructuring complex financings for all types of businesses.
    Taylor Wessing offers comprehensive advice on the design and efficient implementation of effective corporate and capital structures, often involving groups with interests in multiple jurisdictions and managing the various steps required to achieve a successful outcome. We work with corporates, equity investors, secured lenders, bondholders and unsecured creditors in their negotiations.

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  • Financial services regulatory
  • Investment funds

    We focus on hedge and offshore investment funds, investment and property funds, private equity and venture capital clients, plus related regulatory and tax issues. From fund set-up to authorisation of investment managers, we provide transactional and tax-related advice on the contractual, regulatory, transactional, and financing aspects of all funds. We also have extensive experience of Islamic funds (please see our Islamic Finance section). As well as the funds themselves, we advise sponsors, managers, principals and investors. We also offer advice to high net worth individuals and families on their investments into funds, advising them and institutional investors on the acquisition and disposal of fund interests.

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  • Islamic finance
  • Mortgage lending & portfolio sales

    Taylor Wessing advises the UK’s leading creators and traders of mortgages on all aspects of their mortgage origination and sale programmes. We assist with agreements for the sale of mortgage portfolios to be created on set future dates and assist mortgage acquirers setting up rolling programmes of mortgage sales and portfolio acquisition agreements. In addition, we have extensive experience involving the transfer of mortgages immediately after creation for the purposes of financing structures and are familiar with arrangements concerning correspondent lenders and packagers.

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  • Project finance

    Our multi-disciplinary team advises project sponsors, consortia, contractors and funders on all the relevant disciplines needed for a successful project, from procurement, property and construction to corporate and facilities management. We work for developers, sponsors, funds, lenders and governmental and public sector bodies on the financing of projects across a wide range of industries. Our notable strengths include energy, healthcare, water and waste, transport and major infrastructure. We also offer broad transaction experience, embracing tendering and project development, finance and M&A, consortium arrangements, contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering and outsourcing.

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  • Real estate finance
  • Trade & receivables finance

    As financial institutions and corporates benefit from ever increasing international trade flows, we can offer experienced finance and structuring advice on receivables and supply chain financings and export credit structures, asset based lending (including borrowing base and reserve based lending), revolving credit facilities dealing with letters of credit and a variety of payment undertakings and vendor financing. Our team also advises on sanction issues and draws on our industry knowledge, in particular in the oil and gas, telecoms, technology and automobile sectors. As you would expect we work closely with our colleagues in our extensive office and Asean plus network.

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