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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

Patricia Umunna

Tel:
Work 020 7593 5103
Email:
Web:
www.wslaw.co.uk/
Winckworth Sherwood LLP

Work Department

Social Housing

Position

Partner: Patricia advises clients on all aspects of social housing finance and funding. She acts for registered providers, charitable and non-charitable entities, SPVs and also corporates. Patricia has particular expertise in bi-lateral and syndicated lending (including non-bank lending), joint ventures and development finance, security trustee structures, group restructuring, bonds, stand alone hedging and ISDA agreements and all aspects of security. Patricia acts for both borrowers and lenders in corporate lending transactions.

Career

Trained, Wilde Sapte; qualified 1998; assistant solicitor Denton Wilde Sapte 1998-2004; solicitor Winckworth Sherwood 2004-11; partner Winckworth Sherwood 2011-date. Board member of New World Housing Association.

Member

Law Society of England and Wales.

Education

London University.


London: Real estate

Social housing: finance

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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