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Banking 

Linklaters’ global banking practice is one of the world’s leaders and has advised on some of the most complex and significant transactions of recent years.

The firm’s banking team advises banks and other financial institutions, companies and governments on domestic and international bank financing transactions across every industry, commercial, financial and governmental sector.

Our experience of acting not only for arranging banks and lenders but also for credit enhancers and borrowers in relation to a wide range of industrial and financial sectors means we are able to anticipate and address the requirements of all parties to a transaction. 

Our top ranked banking lawyers across Europe, Asia and the Americas act on the most challenging banking and restructuring transactions. In cross-border financing deals, Linklaters’ lawyers combine innovative tax advice with first-class transactional expertise.

Clients benefit from our comprehensive experience which spans the fields of banking and finance, including:

  • acquisition finance
  • leveraged finance
  • syndicated finance
  • trade and emerging markets finance
  • real estate finance
  • high yield
  • restructuring and insolvency
  • financial structuring
  • asset finance

Recent key deals include advising:

  • Biffa Group Limited on their £1.1bn debt restructuring
  • Deloitte LLP in its role as Joint Administrators on the administration of HMV Group plc
  • Rio Tinto on its US$6bn revolving credit facility
  • BP plc on the multi award-winning up to US$5.25 billion pre-export finance facilities for BP Angola and BP Caspian
  • the lenders on the EUR655m senior facility for the acquisition of Capio Sanidad by CVC Capital Partners
  • the arrangers in connection with the financing of the senior facilities for the P2P of German telecoms company Versatel by private equity sponsor KKR
  • the senior lenders on the financing of EQT V’s SEK 12bn acquisition of the Dometic Group
  • the senior bank arrangers on £450m senior facilities provided to the Moto Group as part of a bank/bond refinancing (we also advised the high yield bookrunners)
  • the senior lenders in the EUR2.2bn restructuring of the European Directories Group, succeeding in the Court of Appeal with regard to intercreditor provisions key to the implementation of the proposed senior lender-led restructuring plan
  • Lloyds Banking Group on the restructuring of loan facilities originally provided in connection with the acquisition of Battersea Power Station
  • PwC as administrators on the administration of Lehman Brothers International (Europe)
  • eircom in connection with its debt restructuring 

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