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Alexandra Williams

Counsel, London

Overview

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Experience

Counsel in the Banking Department at Linklaters. Alex acts and advises banks, other financial institutions and corporates across a broad range of debt financing transactions including, but not limited to, syndicated and bilateral corporate financings, acquisition and leveraged financings and other event-driven financings, loans to funds, restructurings and other secured financings.

Examples of significant matters with substantial involvement include the following:

  • advising a group of lenders on the 1.240bn and US$500m post IPO financing for Philips Lighting N.V.
  • advising an ad hoc committee of lenders in relation to the sale of Guardian Digital Communications Limited (parent company of Airwave Solutions Limited) to Motorola Solutions, Inc. for £817.5m which was implemented by way of a scheme of arrangement
  • advising a group of lenders on the new money financing which was in place as part of the restructuring of the Vivarte Group’s £2.8bn syndicated debt facilities
  • advising Gold Fields in relation to its US$1.5bn financing package as part of its demerger with Sibanye Gold Limited
Professional experience

May 2016 to date Counsel, Linklaters, London
September 2013 - February 2014 Seconded to Babson Capital Europe Limited, London
2010 - 2016 Managing Associate, Linklaters, London
September 2007 - February 2008 Seconded to the Leveraged and Acquisition Finance Team at HSBC Bank plc, London
2006 – 2010 Associate, Linklaters, London
2004 – 2006 Trainee, Linklaters, London and Madrid

Education

2002 to 2003 BPP Law School, London, Legal Practice Course
1996 to 2001 Cardiff, University of Wales, Law and French (LLB)

Languages

English (fluent)
French (advanced)
Italian (basic)