Colette Walsh-Jones is a member of Dechert’s finance and real estate group in London. Her practice primarily focuses on UK and cross-border real estate finance transactions regularly advising investment banks, alternative lenders, private equity sponsors and corporates on loan origination (secured senior/mezzanine, development and investment) and syndication/transfers under repurchase agreements, loan-on-loan financings and restructurings.

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Walsh-Jones was a lawyer in the real estate finance practice at another large international law firm in London.

Key Matters

  • A leading international investment manager (as lender) on its English law loan (DKK currency) secured against a portfolio of logistics properties in Denmark and subsequent sale under a New York law repurchase agreement entered into with a U.S. investment bank.
  • A global alternative investment management company (as borrower) on its loan-on-loan financing with a Japanese financial institution to finance an English law loan (GBP currency) secured against a portfolio of logistics properties in the UK.
  • A leading international investment manager (as lender) on its English law loan (EUR currency) secured against an investment property in Dublin and subsequent sale under a New York law repurchase agreement entered into with a U.S. investment bank.
  • A U.S. investment bank on the purchase of an English law loan (CHY currency) secured against a portfolio of hotels in Switzerland under a New York law repurchase agreement entered into with a listed investment company.
  • A fintech firm operating in the Middle East and North Africa (as borrower) on its English law loan (USD currency) with two U.S. investment firms secured against a portfolio of buy now, pay later receivables contracts.
  • A U.S. investment bank on the purchase of an English law loan (GBP currency) secured against a portfolio of properties in the UK under a New York law repurchase agreement entered into with a global alternative investment management company.

Includes matters handled prior to joining the firm.

    • A leading international asset manager (as borrower) on its loan-on-loan financing with a U.S. insurance provider to finance an English law loan (GBP currency) secured against a development property in London.
    • A global investment firm (as borrower) on its English law loan (GBP currency) with four financial institutions secured against a portfolio of properties in London.
    • A U.S. investment manager (as borrower) on its English law loan (GBP currency) with a U.S. investment bank secured against a portfolio of investment properties in London.
    • A French financial institution (as lender) on its English law loan (EUR currency) to a global alternative investment manager in connection with a Spanish REO/NPL transaction.
    • A UK real estate investment trust (50/50 JV vehicle between a UK listed property developer and an overseas sovereign wealth fund) (as borrower) on its English law loan (GBP currency) (a green loan) secured against a mixed office and commercial property in London.
    • A German financial institution (as lender) on its senior/mezzanine English law loan (GBP currency) to a global alternative investment manager secured against a portfolio of logistics properties in the UK and the subsequent syndication of the senior and mezzanine loans.
    • A Singaporean investment manager (as borrower) on its English law loan (GBP currency) with two Singaporean financial institutions secured against a portfolio of commercial properties in the UK.
    • A UK-listed developer (as borrower) on its English revolving credit facility (GBP currency) with eight lenders.
    • A UK joint venture between U.S. and UK property developers (as borrower) on its English law loan (GBP currency) secured against development properties in London.
    • A leading international asset manager (as borrower) on its English law loan (GBP currency) secured against an investment property in London.

    Includes matters handled prior to joining the firm.