An ability to innovate around sophisticated financing structures at both a national and international level is increasingly important to the successful outcome of a transaction. Taylor Wessing’s international finance team can create, advise and implement all aspects of debt and equity participation for you through our own offices and via our well-established networks.
Our Finance team acts for a diverse range of clients, including substantial borrowers and sponsors operating through funds and family offices, bank and non-bank lenders and institutions in multiple jurisdictions. We are recognised as a market leader in real estate; leveraged, trade and receivables financings; loan sales; projects; restructurings and Islamic finance.
Long established relationships with our clients – both borrowers and lenders – means we have an acute awareness of all the typical issues with both sides of commercial transactions. You’ll find the approach of our Finance team is practical and collaborative, with a clear focus on helping you achieve your business objectives.
Areas of expertise
- Financial restructuring
Corporate structures often benefit from restructuring in order to deal with underperforming companies or those that are no longer required, or where value can be released through solvent winding up or similar processes. We are experienced acting on both sides of substantial, cross-border corporate simplification projects. We work with accountants, tax advisers and investors restructuring complex financings for all types of businesses.View all our Financial restructuring experts
Taylor Wessing offers comprehensive advice on the design and efficient implementation of effective corporate and capital structures, often involving groups with interests in multiple jurisdictions and managing the various steps required to achieve a successful outcome. We work with corporates, equity investors, secured lenders, bondholders and unsecured creditors in their negotiations.
- Investment funds
We focus on hedge and offshore investment funds, investment and property funds, private equity and venture capital clients, plus related regulatory and tax issues. From fund set-up to authorisation of investment managers, we provide transactional and tax-related advice on the contractual, regulatory, transactional, and financing aspects of all funds. We also have extensive experience of Islamic funds (please see our Islamic Finance section). As well as the funds themselves, we advise sponsors, managers, principals and investors. We also offer advice to high net worth individuals and families on their investments into funds, advising them and institutional investors on the acquisition and disposal of fund interests.View all our Investment funds experts
- Islamic derivatives
- Islamic finance
- Structuring and implementation of sharia-compliant financing transactions
- Implementation of Murabaha and Ijara financing models for secured real estate financing
- Integration of Islamic corporate bonds (sukuks) or joint ventures into project financing schemes
- Corporate financing and fund transactions (mudaraba and musharaka)
- Project finance
Our multi-disciplinary team advises project sponsors, consortia, contractors and funders on all the relevant disciplines needed for a successful project, from procurement, property and construction to corporate and facilities management. We work for developers, sponsors, funds, lenders and governmental and public sector bodies on the financing of projects across a wide range of industries. Our notable strengths include energy, healthcare, water and waste, transport and major infrastructure. We also offer broad transaction experience, embracing tendering and project development, finance and M&A, consortium arrangements, contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering and outsourcing.View all our Project finance experts
- Real estate finance
- Financing of commercial property portfolios and housing portfolios