• United Kingdom

    • A private equity special situations fund on its bid for a sale and leaseback transaction involving French and German assets. 
    • A private equity multi-strategy fund on its financing of the development of alternative residential assets.
    • A financial institution on its purchase of English assets under a US repurchase facility.
    • A financial institution and an asset manager on their approximately £300 million refinancing of existing indebtedness of one of the "big four" healthcare providers in the UK. The transaction included a simultaneous sale and leaseback transaction and subsequent complex modifications to the finance and transaction documents to allow for the operation from the same platform of homes owned by AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets.
    • A financial institution and an asset manager on their approximately £300 million funding of a forward purchase of a portfolio of healthcare homes and their operator, by a healthcare provider in the UK from another healthcare provider in the UK.
    • A US healthcare REIT on its funding arrangements for the forward purchase and development of a portfolio of care homes with one joint venture partner, and its subsequent refinancing and forward funding arrangements with a subsequent joint venture partner. 
    • A financial institution on its loan-on-loan financing of an approximately £1.2 billion residential and commercial mortgage loans portfolio throughout the UK.
    • An asset manager in negotiating a bespoke settlement agreement in respect of its exit as a mezzanine lender in advance of repayment of the senior debt, and restructuring surviving intercreditor arrangements, in connection with multi-tranche debt secured on commercial premises in East London.
    • Wells Fargo Bank N.A. on the approximately £300 million purchase and development of its new European headquarters based in London. The transaction marked the Bank's first freehold purchase outside the United States and included a number of complex construction, development and planning related issues.
    • A financial institution on its approximately £115 million financing of the acquisition and refurbishment by Goldman Sachs and Greycoat of Vintners Place, a prime commercial asset in London.
    • A Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund on its injection of further monies, structured as additional capital on quasi-mezzanine terms, in connection with the redevelopment of a luxury residential development in London.
    • An asset manager and a financial institution in respect of their mezzanine loans secured on seven retail sites in England and Scotland and, further, in respect of the subsequent tranching of the mezzanine debt as between the two mezzanine loan providers.
    • An asset manager in respect of its mezzanine loans secured on 30 hotels in the UK and Ireland.
    • The RBS-Blackstone joint venture on various Project Isobel disposals including the bifurcated sale of its legal and beneficial interests in a portfolio of real estate backed loans secured on a portfolio of hotels in England and Wales.
    • An alternative capital provider on its "take-out" by a new equity investor of its financing to, and equity investment in, a multi-jurisdictional group acquisitive in the childcare provision services sector in England using an opco-propco structure. 
    • Kennedy Wilson as purchaser of the Jupiter portfolio comprised of 21 properties located in the UK which collateralized the Fordgate Commercial Securitisation No 1 PLC CMBS transaction. The portfolio was acquired via the successful implementation of a loan-to-own strategy.
    • A financial institution on its acquisition of the equity (Luxcos) of a portfolio of retail assets in the UK via a consensual process.
    • A financial institution on its acquisition of the equity (Dutch BVs) of a retail asset in Scotland via a consensual process.
    • A financial institution on its bid to acquire a mixed portfolio from LoneStar of approximately 80 assets in the UK comprising high street retail, long-let retail warehouses, leisure facilities, logistics centres and office space.

    Continental Europe and the Nordics

    • A private equity special situations fund on the English law aspects of a restructuring of its equity investment in a Portuguese hotel.
    • A financial institution on its participation in the financing of the approximately €2.6 billion take-private by Blackstone of Sponda, a Finnish real estate company.
    • A financial institution, as co-arranger, on the financing of Cerberus' approximately €4 billion acquisition, via participation in a joint venture, of 80 percent of BBVA' s non-core real estate assets in Spain.
    • An asset manager on its acquisition of an NPL pool of commercial property loans and receivables in Slovenia, and a subsequent intended loan-on-loan part refinance.
    • A financial institution on its loan-on-loan financing of an approximately €1.2 billion residential mortgage loans portfolio in Ireland.
    • A financial institution on its potential loan-on-loan refinancing of part of a marina redevelopment in Spain.
    • A financial institution on its refinancing of an approximately €200 million loan secured on a residential mortgage portfolio in Ireland.
    • A portfolio of companies on the restructuring of an approximately €200 million portfolio of loans secured on a portfolio commercial property assets in Cyprus and Greece.
    • A financial institution on its approximately €75 million financing of the acquisition of a portfolio of commercial real estate assets in the Netherlands.
    • A financial institution on its approximately £240 million financing of the acquisition of commercial assets in Austria, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands.
    • A financial institution on its participation through a repack structure in an approximately €150 million loan secured on a portfolio of warehouse, office and retail assets in Germany and the Netherlands.  

    Elsewhere

    • Acrisure Holdings, Inc. (parent of Acrisure, LLC, one of the largest providers of insurance brokerage services in the U.S.) on the refinancing of the Beach insurance intermediary business'  existing indebtedness (in the UK, Canada and the U.S.), in connection with its acquisition of that business from existing shareholders (including Aquiline Capital), and the financing of such acquisition.
    • A financial institution on its provision of an approximately USD 50 million letter of credit facility to a fund of funds invested in the reinsurance sector.
    • An asset manager as borrower under an approximately £100 million margin loan facilities agreement secured on, among other assets, Turkish securities. 
    • A financial institution on its participation in an approximately USD 105 million loan for the acquisition of a portfolio of non-performing loans in China. 

    Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

    • University of Leeds, LL.B. (Hons)
    • University of Cambridge, LL.M.
    • England and Wales