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Derek Hrydziuszko

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Partner who has significant experience in leveraged and investment grade financings, both syndicated and bilateral, with a balanced bank and borrower practice in those areas. Derek also has extensive experience of restructurings and workouts and other recent experience in real estate finance, project finance and asset backed lending (acting for borrowers, sponsors and lenders in these areas).


Trained Allen & Overy LLP; qualified 2002; senior associate Allen & Overy LLP 2006; partner Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP 2012.




Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School, Rochester; University of Cambridge, Girton College; Nottingham Law School.


Family, cinema, sports (especially football, American football and tennis), quizzes, chess.

London: Finance

Acquisition finance

Within: Acquisition finance

Benefiting from 'very strong industry knowledge', Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP has a focus on domestic mid-market sponsor-backed and corporate acquisition finance matters for UK clearing banks, private equity sponsors (Clearbell Capital, Apposite Capital) and corporates. Derek Hrydziuszko recently advised J Leon & Company and Ventiga Capital Partners on the £18.2m unitranche facility to help fund its acquisition of Thesis Asset Management. Praised for her 'strong negotiating skills', team head Emma Howdle-Fuller regularly handles syndicated and bilateral leveraged financings as part of her broad-ranging finance practice and is key member of the team that also includes the 'excellent' Daisy Reeves.

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Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Within: Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Benefiting from strong ties with the UK clearing banks and global banks including Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs, as well as many major corporate clients including Tesco and Playtech, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP receives a significant flow of financing work across the full array of corporate lending and company-led acquisition financings. The recent merger with US firm Bryan Cave has not only broadened the scope of the firm's international offering but also enhanced its financing offering in London, particularly in light of it's specialism in funds finance work. Derek Hrydziuszko acted for BCA Marketplace plc on amendments to its previous £375m syndicated financing, loosening the terms and the covenants and increasing the facility to £500m (with an accordion capability of up to £200m more). Hrydziuszko also regularly acts for Goldman Sachs on margin lending work to high and ultra-high net worth individuals. Daisy Reeves also regularly handles corporate lending work and recently acted for Gett on its $100m financing from Russian bank Sberbank. The arrival in August 2017 of Shanan Dunstan from Ashurst strengthens the finance offering, particularly in relation to asset based lending work. Team head Emma Howdle-Fuller is noted for her 'clear and unequivocal advice' on behalf of banks and corporates engaged in investment grade and syndicated lending.

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