Practice

Banking Transactional

The economic climate has heightened both the risks and rewards involved in banking transactions. Finding the optimal deal structure and terms has never been so important.

Representative experience

Advising Intermediate Capital Group on the first ever Australian dollar denominated and Australian law governed Term Loan B facility for Iron Mountain's acquisition of Recall Australia.

Advising the senior lender group on the financing for the acquisition of the Abbey Life insurance business by Phoenix Group.

Advising the lenders, including Citibank and Bank of China, on a US$4.65 billion syndicated loan to internet giant Tencent.

Advising Midcap Financial on lending facilities totalling more than US$600m across industries such as life sciences and pharmaceuticals, technology, and transportation and logistics.

Advising Bank of America Merill Lynch on a US$250 million revolving asset-backed loan facility to U.S. subsidiaries of NLMK, a global steel producer.

Advising Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA on its enhanced equipment trust certificate (EETC) financing of ten new B737-800 aircraft and the related bridge financing.

Advising Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector on the issuance of three sovereign sukuk in West Africa.

Advising HNA on financing aspects to the acquisition of the Carlson Hotels group.

Advising on a US$4.5bn asset-backed loan facility for a large U.S.-based beverage company.

Advising Partners Group on a cross-border syndicated US$700 million capital call facility provided by ANZ and Standard Chartered involving 32 fund borrowers.

Advising Rabobank, Bank of Ireland, and ABN AMRO on the provision of trade and revolving credit facilities to World Freight Company in 19 jurisdictions.

Advising the lenders on the €1.825 billion financing for Teleperformance SE's acquisition of Language Line in the US and the UK.

Advising a syndicate of banks, as lenders' counsel on a US$1.2 billion pre-export facility to Russia's PJSC Uralkali, the world's largest potash producer.

Advising Reichmans in connection with ZAR 100m of financing, relating to its acquisition of an interest in Invofin Proprietary Limited.

Awards and Rankings

Hogan Lovells Paris has improved its rankings in five categories in The Legal 500 EMEA France 2019

Hogan Lovells is delighted to announce the progress by its teams in five categories of The Legal 500 EMEA France.

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Hogan Lovells Publications

The African single market takes a step forward as the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement becomes a reality

Gambia paves the way for the entry into force of the largest free trade zone in the world. On 2 April 2019, Gambia became the 22nd country to ratify the African Continental Free Trade...

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EC publishes its Final Report on EU loan syndication and its impact on competition in credit markets Lev Fin Spin

The long awaited European Commission report into syndicated lending was published this morning.

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Italy's Supreme Criminal Court holds IBLOR fronting structures illegal Lev Fin Spin

In a recent judgment (No. 12777/2019 published on 22 March 2019, the "IBLOR Judgment"), the Fifth Criminal Section of Italy's Supreme Court of Cassation ruled the illegality of a fronting...

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Hogan Lovells Events

Africa Day in Frankfurt

With increasing interest and activity in Africa from European investors, we are pleased to be hosting our first "Africa Day" in Frankfurt for German and Central Europe-based clients.  

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The foreign investment law: A new chapter opens for foreign direct investment in China

As had been widely anticipated, the Foreign Investment Law (the "FIL", full text in Chinese here, in-house English translation available upon request) was voted into law by China's highest...

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