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Winckworth Sherwood LLP

MINERVA HOUSE, 5 MONTAGUE CLOSE, LONDON, SE1 9BB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7593 5000
Fax:
Fax 020 7593 5099
DX:
156810 LONDON BRIDGE-6
Email:
Web:
www.wslaw.co.uk
London, Manchester, Oxford

Louise Leaver

Tel:
Work 020 7593 5050
Email:
Web:
www.wslaw.co.uk/
Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Work Department

Social housing finance.

Position

Partner: Louise has specialised in social housing finance for over ten years. She has acted for both borrower and lender clients in the social housing sector on all types of funding and security transactions. Over the last few years Louise has helped clients to evolve and document new funding structures, such as the M&G Social Housing Fund and is an integral part of the Alternative Financing Initiative set up by the Social Housing Finance team to assist clients in exploring new debt and equity funding models.

Career

Trained Clifford Chance; qualified 1998; associate Clifford Chance 1998-2002; associate Clifford Chance, Amsterdam 2002-04; senior associate Clifford Chance 2005-10; partner Winckworth Sherwood 2010-date.

Member

Law Society of England and Wales.

Education

East Anglia University.

Leisure

Photography, cooking, and playing the piano.


London: Real estate

Social housing: finance

Within: Leading individuals

Louise Leaver - Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Within: Social housing: finance

Winckworth Sherwood LLP advises registered providers, bank lenders and institutional investors on debt capital markets issuances, bank facilities and refinancing transactions arising out of housing association mergers. Department head Louise Leaver advised Hightown Housing Association on the launch of its second retail charity bond, which will issue bonds through London-listed Retail Charity Bonds. Leaver also acted for Hightown Housing Association in relation to a £45m private placement that was purchased by M&G Investment Management. In the bank lending space, Ruby Giblin advised a prominent housing association on the negotiation of a high-value revolving credit facility with a high-street lender, which was secured by fixed charges over existing properties. Conversely, on the lender side, assisted an international bank with the charging aspects of a loan transaction with a housing association. The team has also been involved in some of the market’s recent mergers, where associate Lucy Grimwood assisted Longhurst Group with the negotiation of lender consents for its merger with Axiom. Also recommended are Jill O’Reilly, who heads the department’s charging group, and Patricia Umunna. Senior associate Deborah Rowntree joined the team from Osborne Clarke LLP.

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