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Linklaters LLP

Living Wage
ONE SILK STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 8HQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7456 2000
Fax:
Fax 020 7456 2222
DX:
10 LONDON CITY EC3
Email:
Web:
www.linklaters.com
Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin and 25 more

Steve Smith

Tel:
Work 020 7456 3216
Email:
Web:
www.linklaters.com/AboutUs/OurPeople/Pages/SteveSmith.aspx
Linklaters LLP

Work Department

Banking, Real Estate Finance

Position

Steve specialises in real estate finance transactions of all kinds, with a particular emphasis on more structured and/or distressed transactions.
He has extensive experience of advising on multi-disciplinary and cross-border real estate finance transactions in the most demanding circumstances. Selected relevant experience relevant to the leisure sector includes advising:

  • the senior lenders on the restructuring of the Arora Airport Hotel portfolio
  • the senior lenders on the restructuring of debt secured on a portfolio of UK Hilton Hotels
  • the senior lenders on the restructuring of a portfolio of Travelodge Hotels
  • the sponsor on the refinancing of the Lanesborough Hotel
  • the mezzanine lenders on the refinancing of a series of European hotels held by a pre-eminent private equity firm.

Career

2010 to date Partner, Linklaters
2000 - 2010 Lawyer, Linklaters
1999 - 2000 Solicitor, Simpson Grierson, New Zealand
1998 - 1999 Solicitor, New Zealand Guardian Trust Limited, New Zealand

Education

1998 Professional Institute of Legal Studies, Professional Qualification
1998 Victoria University of Wellington, Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours)
1995 Victoria University of Wellington, B.A.


London: Real estate

Property finance

Within: Leading individuals

Steve Smith - Linklaters LLP

Within: Property finance

Linklaters LLP has a strong international client base, particularly on the lender side, including commercial and investment banks and debt funds; on the borrower side, the firm advises a number of developers. The team has been particularly active in complex, pan-European transactions; senior and mezzanine lending; acquisition and development finance, involving assets ranging from offices to hotels and student accommodation; and refinancings. The team also advises on matters involving CMBS issuances and NPL portfolios. Steve Smith leads the practice and has a particular focus on structured and distressed transactions; Mark O’Neill and Scott Simpson are also key contacts.

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