Samrad is a partner in our Banking & Finance Group, based in London.

He has significant experience in cross-border and domestic debt finance and syndicate financings, as well as having extensive capital markets, structured finance and project finance experience.  Samrad's practice includes acquisition and leveraged finance (senior and mezzanine), debt restructurings, real estate finance, debt capital markets, private placements and project finance (with a focus on renewables and oil & gas). 

Samrad's clients include European and U.S. private equity sponsors, lenders, borrowers, hedge funds, European and other development banks, other financial institutions, clients in the energy sector and corporates. Samrad has extensive experience advising in the energy, FinTech, manufacturing and sports & leisure sectors, and he has advised clients throughout Europe, the United States, Russia and the Middle East.

Before joining us, Samrad was a partner at an international law firm and has worked in London and Tokyo. 

Samrad is highly regarded by both clients and peers and he is often applauded for his "clarity of approach" and his "constructive and sensible contribution to a deal". 

He gained first class honours at the LSE in Law and first class honours in his LLM at Cambridge. Samrad qualified in 2002.

Samrad speaks English, French, Persian and Azerbaijani. 

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  1. "Samrad is a real rising star" with a "great work ethic and commerciality."

    Legal 500, 2015