International deals can be a challenge, even for the most experienced operator. If you need someone to help you navigate the tricky waters of international commercial banking, I’m on hand to ensure you reach a fair agreement.
I work with both lenders and borrowers across the globe, from acting for UK development finance institutions that specialise in African agricultural projects, to assisting Norwegian borrowers that control the biggest forestry projects in Africa. I make a point of understanding the commercial dynamics of a deal, look closely at every element to ensure my clients achieve what they set out to do. I’m not just a lawyer – I’m an experienced guide in an often-complex area, and I’m passionate about getting the outcome that’s most beneficial for all parties.
It should be no surprise that I love to travel – I’ve recently been to Cuba and Guatemala – and I enjoy running and hill walking in my spare time.
You may be able to understand the words on the page, but it takes an experienced eye to know what is missing!
Get us involved at the start – we’ll be able to help you get the structure of the deal right and smooth things through if it all doesn’t go according to plan.
Think about whether a deal really justifies using a London-based firm – there’s plenty of talent in your local firm at a fraction of the price.
If you were in my situation, what would you do?
That’s always a difficult question – you know what’s best for your business, after all. I’ll summarise the pros and cons for you, and translate the legal issues into commercial considerations, so that you can make an informed, balanced decision.
Why should I take this particular risk?
Commercial contracts, including banking documents, are about allocating the risks fairly in line with the market. I’ll work with you to understand whether you, or another party, should bear the risk in the context of the deal.