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Linklaters LLP

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ONE SILK STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 8HQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7456 2000
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Fax 020 7456 2222
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10 LONDON CITY EC3
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www.linklaters.com
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Scott Simpson

Tel:
Work 020 7456 5342
Email:
Web:
www.linklaters.com/AboutUs/OurPeople/Pages/ScottSimpson.aspx
Linklaters LLP

Work Department

Banking, Real Estate Finance

Position

Scott acts for and advises banks, asset managers, alternative investment managers and hedge funds on a broad range of situations and practice areas including acquisition/leveraged finance, real estate finance, special situations financings and cross-border restructurings.

  • Acting for various real estate funds (as sponsors and as lenders) on senior and mezzanine debt financing of UK and European real estate assets.
  • The ad hoc committee of noteholders in relation to the restructuring of the Codere Group, a European and Latin American gaming business
  • Lloyds Banking Group and NAMA as lenders to the former owners of the Battersea Power Station, EY as administrators/receivers in relation to the sale of the site in 2012.
  • The senior coordinating committee in relation to Marken, a global specialist logistics business.
  • The senior lenders in relation to the debt restructuring of certain hotels owed/operated by Arora Hotels, an airport hotels owner/operator.
  • A number of the senior lenders on the restructuring of Endemol, the global television and media business.
  • The arrangers on the leveraged financing of the Vitalia Group, a French private healthcare group;
  • Advising The Royal Bank of Scotland plc as agent in respect of the Pendragon group.

Career

2015 to date Partner, Linklaters, London
2010 - 2015 Managing Associate, Linklaters, London
2007 - 2010 Associate, Linklaters, London
2003 - 2007 Training/Associate, McGrigors (Scotland/London)

Education

2002 - 2003 Glasgow Graduate School of Law, Dip LP
1998 - 2002 University of Glasgow, LLB Hons


London: Real estate

Property finance

Within: Next Generation Partners

Scott Simpson - 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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