Our Finance team advises companies and financial institutions in the domestic and international financial markets.

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Our clients rely on the depth and breadth of our experience in this area.

They appreciate our partner-led commitment to commercial acumen, technical excellence and a constructive approach to finding solutions and completing the transactions we work on.

Our Finance group provides transaction and regulatory advice on all aspects of finance, including debt capital markets, derivatives, international finance, investment funds, securitisation and structured finance and real estate finance.

See how our finance team can help you via the tabs on the left hand side of this page.

To find out more about how our finance specialists can help you, please contact Alper Deniz

Financial institutions and corporate borrowers instruct us on a wide range of banking transactions.

Instructions range from syndicated lending to investment grade and leveraged acquisition finance.

We also advise on guarantee and security issues and regulatory matters.

We have particular experience in international leveraged acquisitions and can service all requirements in relation to senior, second-lien, mezzanine and PIK debt, as well as interim financing arrangements and bridge financing.

We also focus on complex and complicated intercreditor arrangements. Most importantly, our work for both lenders and borrowers positions us to provide a good understanding of transactions from both sides of the table. Activity on leveraged buy-out financings also benefits from our experience in high-yield bonds, other capital markets instruments and derivatives.

To find out more about how our finance specialists can help you, please contact Alper Deniz

Greenwoods GRM are involved in all aspects of the international debt markets.

Our team have advised issuers, managers, arrangers, dealers and trustees in connection with a wide range of debt capital markets products including:

  • eurobond issues
  • high-yield debt
  • convertible bonds
  • MTN programmes
  • commercial paper programmes; and
  • private placements.

We also focus on highly structured bespoke products.

To find out more about how our finance specialists can help you, please contact Alper Deniz

Greenwoods GRM can advise on the full range of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.

These range from plain vanilla interest rate and currency swaps to credit, commodity and equity-based products and derivatives linked to real estate and insurance.

We also advise on leveraged loan and portfolio credit default swaps, total return swaps, repurchase financings and structured notes. In addition, we have experience of transactions driven by accounting or regulatory capital considerations.

In light of recent market events, we have also been providing analysis and strategic advice to dealers and hedge funds on the impact to their OTC and structured contracts.

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Greenwoods GRM offer highly rated advise a variety of investment funds.

We can assist with regulatory issues, investments in structured products, restructurings, private equity transactions and prime brokerage.

We structure and document new investment funds and advise on the regulation of asset managers, the documentations of investment management agreements and the appointment of service providers, custodians and administrators.

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Our highly regarded team have worked on transactions involving a variety of asset classes.

Our work ranges from CMBS, RMBS, CDOs and CLOs, and a variety of structures, including whole business, secured loan, true sale and synthetic securitisations.

We have also been involved in complex and innovative structures such as asset-backed commercial paper, constant proportion portfolio insurances, constant proportion debt obligations, leveraged loan CDS and credit derivative product companies.

We also advise on complex securitisation restructurings.

To find out more about how our finance specialists can help you, please contact Alper Deniz

We can help structure the financing of real estate investment and development.

Our team assists lenders, investors, real estate funds, property companies and developers across Europe.

Our work also includes refinancings, structured financing, sale and leasebacks and hedging.

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Restructuring can take many forms.  We can work closely with you to help you through what can be a complex process and advise you on areas such as:

Asset disposals and acquisitions
We can advise on the approvals that are required and how the disposal or acquisition should be documented.

Debt and equity restructuring
We can help with the process of restructuring your debt with your lender by varying the terms of its lending or how its equity in your company is held.

Debt for equity swaps
We can guide you through the procedure of a creditor converting a portion or all of its outstanding debt into shares in your company.

We can assist with reorganising your company’s financial obligations whether this is done by replacing or restructuring existing secured or unsecured debt.

Voluntary arrangements
We can help to put in place voluntary arrangements with your company’s creditors to settle debts or make alternative payment arrangements.

For advice and help in delivering your corporate restructuring project call Alper Deniz.

Alper has a strong track record of advising on restructuring projects.  You’ll be in experienced hands, Alper was a contributing author to a leading title in this area of law: ‘The Law and Practice of Restructuring in the UK and US’.

Our team has delivered a number of important deals in the international finance arena. 

Recent transactions include: 

  • Representation of Addax Petroleum Corporation on US$500 million unsecured corporate loan facility.
  • Representation of General Electric Capital Corporation in the acquisition of a portfolio of senior secured and revolving loan agreements in the US, UK and Germany from Lehman Brothers Inc.
  • Representation of Xerox UK in complex pan-European financing transactions relating to receivables in UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy.
  • Representation of Dubai World on the financing of a Las Vegas casino and hotel complex.
  • Representation of Bear Stearns Bank plc and Fortis Bank NV on a refinancing transaction relating to a €125 million secured and subordinated debt of an international group of companies.  Borrowers and security providers were located in 20 jurisdictions.
  • Representation of Merrill Lynch on its £50 million mezzanine financing of, and equity investment in, National Car Parks (NCP) as part of 3i’s sell-down of part of its debt and equity investment in NCP.
  • Representation of JP Morgan and Société Générale as co-arrangers of a US$5 billion senior acquisition financing facility for Pernod Ricard S.A. in relation to the acquisition of Seagram’s spirits and wine division.
  • Representation of JP Morgan on a £3 billion 364 day facility to finance the purchase of Lasmo plc by ENI SpA.
  • Representation of SC Johnson Wax on the financing of the US$3 billion acquisition of a controlling joint venture interest in DiverseyLever, Unilever’s industrial cleaning division.

Debt Capital Markets: 

  • Representation of TV Azteca S.A.B. de C.V. in connection with its offering of $300 million 7.5% Senior Notes due 2018 under its Regulation S Medium Term Note Programme.
  • Representation of Sanpaolo IMI S.p.A. as issuer and guarantor and its subsidiaries on its €20 billion euro medium term note programme.
  • Representation of Sanpaolo IMI Bank Ireland Plc as transaction counsel in respect of the establishment of a €3 billion euro commercial paper and certificate of deposit programme.
  • Representation of Exotix Limited as arranger of US$120 million note issuance secured by proceeds of a project finance loan to a Yemen zinc oxide mine.
  • Acting in relation to the multi-billion financing aspects of the acquisition of power plant assets from Powergen by Edison Mission Energy including £150 million secured bond issue.

Real Estate Finance:

  • Representation of Bank Hapoalim on multi-million dollar loan to the Red Sea Group for the purchase and development of US data centers.
  • Representation of Apollo Real Estate Advisors on its €267 million purchase of a retail development in Istanbul, Turkey from French supermarket giant Carrefour and Turkish property company Sabanci.
  • Representation of Westbrook Real Estate Fund IV, Westbrook Real Estate Co-Investment Partnership IV and Jones Lang La Salle on their £365 million leveraged acquisition, utilising senior and mezzanine debt, of 20 properties in the UK.


  • Representation of World Fuel Services Inc. on ISDA negotiations.
  • Advised various creditors of LBIE and other Lehman entities on termination and settlement of derivative contracts.
  • Representation of UBS AG on termination and settlement of derivative contracts.
  • Representation of Deutsche Bank on the establishment of a AAA rated credit derivatives product company, NewLands Financial Limited.
  • Representation of Bear Stearns and RBS on numerous separate transactions in relation to a specialised total return swap product intended to achieve higher returns on the synthetic collateral in CDO transactions.
  • Representation of BNP Paribas in relation to tax receivable financings utilising derivative structures and credit support arrangements.
  • Representation of Egret Capital LLP in relation to perfect asset swaps in connection with the establishment of a €350 million CLO.

Securitisation and Structured Finance:

  • Representation of BCP Securities LLC and Banco de Valores in relation to the US$150 million financial trusts program established by the Province of Chubut in Argentina for the sale of hydrocarbon royalty backed securities.
  • Representation of WestLB AG as arranger on a US$1.55 billion High Grade CDO of ABS using SIV Light Technology.
  • Representation of Citibank as lead arranger of Euro CDO offering by Highlander Euro CDO IV, BV.
  • Representation of Société Générale as the arranger, lead manager and sole book runner in a €1.04 billion securitisation of a portfolio of residential mortgages originated by 43 Italian banks, with notes listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
  • Representation of Highland Capital Management Europe Ltd as investment manager of Highlander Euro CDO BV, Highlander Euro CDO II BV and Highlander Euro CDO III BV.
  • Representation of Société Générale’s newly established in-house collateral manager, Egret Capital LLP, in connection with the establishment of a €350 million CLO.
  • Representation of Dynamic Credit Partners LLC as collateral manager of numerous high grade collateralized debt obligation issues.  Example issuers include Lenox CDO, Ltd, Barrington CDO I, Ltd, Barrington CDO II, Ltd, Sheffield CDO I, Ltd. and Sheffield CDO II, Ltd.
  • Representation of Deutsche Trustee Company Limited as trustee on the separate issue by DTC Six Funding Limited, DTC Seven Funding Limited and DTC Eight Funding Limited of JPY structured secured notes backed by receivables relating to loans used to finance residential apartment buildings.

To find out more about how our finance specialists can help you, please contact Alper Deniz

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