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Linklaters LLP

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Mirthe Van Kesteren

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Linklaters LLP

Position

Mirthe heads up the emerging markets banking and structured trade finance practice in London and co-heads the firm’s CIS desk. She has extensive experience of a variety of structured banking transactions and restructurings in emerging markets, as well as structured trade and commodity (including borrowing base) financings, acting for banks and borrowers, including sovereigns.

Career

2007 to date Partner, Linklaters; 2005 – 2007 Managing Associate, Linklaters; 1999 – 2005 Associate, Clifford Chance; 1997 – 1999 Trainee Solicitor, Clifford Chance.

Education

1995 – 1996 The College of Law, Guildford; 1992 – 1995 Kingston University LL.B (Hons).


London: Finance

Emerging markets

Within: Leading individuals

Mirthe van Kesteren - Linklaters LLP

Within: Emerging markets

Linklaters LLP has one of London's most prestigious banking and finance practices and acts for a stellar roster of banks, corporates, funds and governments in their financing, hedging and investment activities. The London practice handles work in Africa, the CEE, China, India, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia, Southeast Asia and Turkey. Banking and debt capital markets are key practice areas, and the firm counts development finance institutions such as African Development Bank and International Finance Corporation among its clients. Among the firm's many standout partners are Ian Andrews who advises sponsors, funders and public bodies on infrastructure financings; projects partner Andrew Jones, who leads the firm's Africa Group; Mirthe Van Kesteren, who leads the emerging markets banking and structured trade finance practice in London and co-heads the firm's CIS desk; and head of the head of the global energy and infrastructure practice Daniel Tyrer. The firm also has strong US securities law capability in Cecil Quillen. Debt specialists Richard Levy and Elaine Keats are also recommended.

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Trade finance

Within: Leading individuals

Mirthe van Kesteren - Linklaters LLP

Within: Trade finance

The global banking practice at Linklaters LLP comprises banking, finance and restructuring lawyers for whom trade finance is a key focus. The team in London, led by 'practical and diplomatic' partner Mirthe Van Kesteren, handles the full spectrum of work including borrowing base facilities, prepayment facilities, PXF facilities, receivables-backed and other commodities-based financings. The firm's trade finance specialists are part of a dedicated global commodities practice with in-depth industry knowledge and direct involvement in cutting-edge financing techniques and ground-breaking commodities transactions, disputes and regulatory issues. Clients remark that the firm is 'very responsive, able to provide specialist advice within short time periods and highly knowledgeable in the field'. Toby Grimstone, who has a strong track record in pre-export and prepayment financings, ECA-backed financings, borrowing base facilities and other secured and structured financings, is highly recommended. The practice counts Lloyds Bank, ING Bank and Glencore among its clients.

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