As an associate in our Banking & Finance team in London, I act on project finance, property finance, acquisitions, asset finance and development bank work in the UK and internationally.
After training at Bird & Bird, I qualified into the Banking & Finance team in 2011. Working in our general banking department has meant that I have been involved in a broad range of transactional matters for a variety of clients, both lender and borrower-side and have consequently built up a diverse pool of technical knowledge and practical experience from which to draw upon.
My experience includes a range of financial structures and fundraising in energy and utilities, including traditional project financing, vendor financing, and finance leasing arrangements. I advise on energy efficiency projects and transactions in renewable energy, including solar, CHP, wind and anaerobic digestion plants. In technology and communications, working closely with clients to understand the scope and practicalities of the underlying secured assets means that I ensure each security package is fully perfected, valid and enforceable.
I act on investment and development real estate finance transactions and have a particular specialism in Shariah-compliant financings with experience of commodity murabaha facilities and ijarah leasing structures.
I advise on domestic and cross-border financing and have assisted with many forms of multi-jurisdictional financing, liaising with my colleagues across Bird & Bird's international network and working alongside major US, Canadian and Indian firms on investments into Europe.
I regularly act as lead associate on transactions and am responsible for drafting and negotiating documentation, overseeing the drafting and review of conditions precedent, general deal management and wider client interaction. Since joining in 2009, I also spent time training in our aviation, commercial, employment and real estate teams.