As a partner in our International Banking and Finance Group in London, I offer our clients a wealth of experience and advice on complex financings in a wide range of jurisdictions.

Providing comprehensive advice to bank and borrower clients, I regularly advise on secured syndicated and bilateral lending transactions both in the UK and globally; closing cross-border acquisition financings and corporate lending transactions in Western Europe, Central Eastern Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. I also advise clients on complex project financings and have structured a number of ground breaking project financings in the energy and tech & comms sectors (for example, I have advised on project financings for both the operation and build out of solar farms in Jordan and telco network build out programmes in a number of emerging markets).

In addition I act for a number of London based banks in relation to their shar'ia compliant lending structures designed primarily to facilitate the acquisition and development of real estate.

Leading teams advising on multi-jurisdictional financings to create optimal funding and security structures, I am routinely involved in structuring and co-ordinating complex cross-border financings with multiple lenders and debt tranches. At all times I try to identify key transaction drivers and ensure that financings are completed on time and in a way that delivers value to our clients and their counterparts.

I draft and negotiate all forms of finance-related acquisition and project documentation, including acquisition and project loan agreements (both on a conventional and shar'ia compliant basis) together with sponsor support arrangements, off-take agreements, direct agreements, security documents, inter-creditor agreements and asset management agreements.

  • A London based Islamic bank: acting on multiple murabaha commodity purchase agreements to facilitate the purchase and development of a significant number real estate projects.
  • An AIM listed company: co-ordinating all matters in relation to a syndicated acquisition financing for our borrower client headquartered in England, with operations in the Netherlands, Hong Kong, US and China.
  • A US borrower: working with US counsel coordinating all matters in relation to a refinancing of a US borrower with input on English, German and Spanish law matters.
  • A mezzanine lender: advising on all matters in relation to the taking of security over a broadband network build out programme.
Education
  • Manchester University
Admissions
  • The Law Society of England & Wales in 1986