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Sebastien Marcelin-Rice is a banking partner in Baker McKenzie's London office. Sebastien has broad experience across a range of financing transactions and products, including real estate finance, leveraged and acquisition finance (advising both lenders and private equity sponsors), distressed asset acquisitions, cross-border restructurings, high growth markets financings, and other general banking work. Sebastien's experience includes a nine-month senior secondment to a major investment bank in London. Before joining Baker McKenzie, Sebastien spent ten years as an associate in the London, Paris and Milan offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP where he also trained.


Trainee Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 2000-2002, qualified August 2002. Partner,
Baker McKenzie 2012.


English; French; Italian


Oxford University (Exeter College) (B.A. Psychology & Philosophy 2.1 BA Honors) (1997); Oxford Brookes University (Post Graduate Degree Law) (1998); College of Law at London (L.P.C.) (1999)


Wintersports, motorcycling and rugby.

London: Real estate

Property finance

Within: Property finance

The practice at Baker McKenzie is led by Sebastien Marcelin-Rice, who is  experienced in acquisition finance, particularly the acquisition of loan portfolios. The team also handles development finance; since 2013, it has been advising CIMB Bank Berhad on the £2bn redevelopment of Battersea Power Station, which has involved Islamic and conventional financing. Stephen Turner acted for Singaporean fund Mapletree Investments on the £60m acquisition of student accommodation in Colchester, and Justin Salkeld assisted Thai joint venture FS JV with the refinancing of a portfolio of UK hotels. The team has also handled multi-jurisdictional matters, advising Hines Pan-European Core Fund on the financing of properties in England, France and Germany. Nick Tostivin and Sudhir Nair are also noted. Other key clients are ING, BNP Paribas, Standard Chartered Bank and Tyndaris.

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