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  • Representing one of the top five banks globally in relation to the repackaging of syndicated loans 
  • Representing one of the largest Japanese trading companies in relation to complex cross-border corporate matters
  • Representing a private equity firm in the technology sector in relation to financing, restructuring and cross border mergers and consolidation
  • Representing the arranger in relation to a US$150m CMBS offering
  • Representing a leading infrastructure private equity firm on its exit from South American power projects
  • Representing private individuals in relation to the establishment of offshore asset protection trusts
  • Representing a Mauritian aircraft finance leasing company and an investment by a leading North American private equity investment firm 
  • Representing a Fortune 100 company in relation to a proposed investment in to a new market 
  • Representing a HNWI in relation to a contract with a North African country and the repatriation of state funds 
  • Representing two of the world’s largest international financial institutions and their strategic investment into a Chinese private institution over a period of 15 years 
  • Representing a global hotel chain in relation to the refinancing of loan facilities, involving approximately 50 British Virgin Island companies 
  • Representing a global a conglomerate valued at US$1.45 bn in relation to the refinancing of an existing loan facility 
  • Representing a leading South American airline in relation to the financing of commercial aircraft and engines 
  • Representing a leading bank in the initial financing and refinancing of a semi-submersible drilling unit valued at US$388 million 
  • Representing a HNWI in relation to a proposed Chinese trade finance deal 
  • Representing a US based private equity firm in relation to its investment in certain telecom projects 
  • Representing a Fortune 100 company in relation to a proposed restructuring Representing a HNWI in relation to a transaction with a foreign government 
  • Representing a North American Export Credit Agency in relation to the financing of multiple helicopters and the restructuring of existing facilities agreements 
  • Representing various Chinese joint ventures on private equity issues 
  • Representing a leading defense contractor in relation to the sale of military equipment and the restructuring of a syndicated loan agreement  
  • Representing a French bank on the unwinding of a lease-tail tax transaction 
  • Representing a German bank on the winding up of a lease-tail transaction
  • Representing a German bank in relation to the amendment of existing facilities for certain leased aircraft 
  • Representing a German bank in relation to non-German law governed security interests over maintenance reserve and security deposit accounts transferred between banks in different jurisdictions 
  • Representing a private equity firm in relation to the acquisition of certain aircraft leased to a European airline; 
  • Representing a German bank in relation to the amendment of US$16m facility to a European lessor in connection with a lease to a European airline 
  • Representing a leading UK private bank on all aspects of its legal risks in relation to transactions structured through Bermuda
  • Representing a US private equity firm in relation to the US$2.5bn proposed takeover of a major US software manufacturer  
  • Representing a European Bank in relation to its merger with a European competitor 
  • Representing one of the largest US re-insurance companies on a potential inversion to an offshore jurisdiction  
  • Representing a private client on the establishment of his own aircraft leasing company, the subsequent management of the company and its acquisition of a number of Boeing aircraft 
  • Representing a German bank on a US$400m loan to a major US oil and gas company
  • Representing a South East Asian based investment manager in relation to an open-ended mutual fund investor dispute Representing a leading Asian bank on the development of a resort in South East Asia 
  • Representing a Mauritian bank on a corporate guarantee for a debt re-structuring to a global mining company based in South Africa 
  • Representing a German bank in connection with a US$250m loan to re-finance London real estate holdings Representing a German bank in relation to a US$600m re-financing of a fleet of merchant vessels
  • Representing a major Bermuda re-insurance company on a US$400m credit facility  
  • Representing a Japanese listed company on a shareholder dispute  
  • Representing one of the largest Middle East based industrial companies in its sector in relation to a hostile takeover 
  • Representing a leading hotel group in relation to the sale of assets and potential claw-back issues in the event of an insolvency  
  • Representing an international bank on the financing of power plants in Argentina
  • Representing a Middle Eastern bank in relation to the Islamic Financing (ijara) of private aircraft 
  • Representing a major state owned Chinese aircraft leasing company on the financing of two Airbus aircraft for a Russian airline 
  • Representing a major Russian airline on the de-registration and sale of two Airbus aircraft 
  • Representing an Australian oil and gas joint venture shareholder on the sale of its interest in a South East Asian mining joint venture 
  • Representing various clients in Brazil, France and Oman in relation to the acquisition, financing and registration of privately owned Gulfstream, Dassault Falcon, and AgustaWestland aircraft/helicopters
  • Representing a major North American bank in relation to legal and regulatory issues arising out of the processing of credit card transactions  
  • Representing a leading UK bank on the US$250m management buy-out of a Middle Eastern based insurance company  
  • Representing a French bank on a multi-jurisdictional and multi-currency CD  
  • Representing a number of international banks on the repackaging of CDO’s and other debt instruments  
  • Representing various clients on the establishment of closed-ended private equity funds structured as partnerships
  • Representing a Brazilian private client in relation to the sale of a privately owned telecommunications company 
  • Representing various Brazilian banks on the establishment EMTN programs 
  • Representing a securitization vehicle in relation to the leasing of a large portfolio of commercial aircraft leased to different US airlines 
  • Representing a state owned Brazilian bank on a proposed US$3-5bn bond issue 
  • Representing a leading North American bank on the US$1bn securitization of car loans
  • Representing a leading defense contractor and separately  
  • Representing an aircraft manufacturer on the US$3-4bn securitization of over 600 aircraft 
  • Representing lenders, operating lessors, lessees, airlines, securitization vehicles, major export credit agencies and leading aircraft manufacturers on the financing of over 600 aircraft 
  • Representing separately 5 Brazilian Banks in the Cayman Islands on all aspects of their business including structured note and CD programs  
  • Representing parties in connection with guarantees for loans made to stabilize the US aircraft industry by the Air Transportation Stabilization Board following the 9/11 attacks 
  • Representing various parties in relation to the financing and registration of between 20-30 merchant vessels, cruise liners and private yachts
  • Representing a major state owned Brazilian energy company, lenders to Middle Eastern and South East Asian entities, international banks, European and North American export credit agencies on the financing of oil platforms, infrastructure projects and micro-finance across many jurisdictions 
  • Representing a Latin American Government on the share sale of a state owned telecommunications company 
  • Representing numerous Japanese banks as originators on the securitization of real estate assets in Japan 
  • Representing various clients on the establishment of open-ended mutual funds in the Cayman Islands 
  • Representing various clients on the establishment of closed-ended funds structured as limited partnerships
  • Representing a major corporate shareholder on a complex joint venture to establish an energy company in South East Asia 
  • Representing a leading aircraft leasing company on the financing of aircraft to South American and Middle Eastern airlines 
  • Representing a consortium of investors in relation to downstream and upstream LNG projects in the Middle East