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McGuireWoods London LLP

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London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m - ranked: tier 2

McGuireWoods London LLP

With a dual presence in both the US and UK, McGuireWoods London LLP is adept at handling cross-border mandates, particularly transatlantic matters, on which the London office works closely with the firm's heritage office in Virginia. A significant component of the firm's regular work involves private equity, with notable clients across Hong Kong, the US and the UK. The integrated corporate team is headed from the US, however Patrick De Ridder, Mehboob Dossa  and Jeremy Davis  are the key names to note in London.

Other key lawyers:Patrick De Ridder; Mehboob Dossa; Jeremy Davis

Key Clients

Clyde Blowers Capital

Marsh Global Holdings Limited

NewMarket Corporation

Klöckner Pentaplast of America, Inc

Work highlights

  • Advised NewMarket Corporation on the sale of the metalworking fluid business of Afton Chemical Corporation to Italmatch Chemicals.
  • Advised Klöckner Pentaplast on the sale of its shipping, logistics and warehousing services company to Ruan Transport Corporation.

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London: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation
Commercial litigation - ranked: tier 6

McGuireWoods London LLP

Almost all of McGuireWoods London LLP's matters involve co-ordinating litigation in multiple jurisdictions, whether relating to parallel claims or overseas enforcement.The practice's litigation frequently involves regulatory and arbitration elements. Hardeep Nahal handles high-profile cases in the market, Michael Tackley is focused on cross-border issues, and William Boddy acts in complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes that often involve fraud allegations.

Practice head(s):Michael Tackley; Hardeep Nahal

Other key lawyers:William Boddy

Key Clients

Vincent Tchenguiz


Teoco UK


Rawlinson & Hunter Trustees (in its capacity as trustee of the Tchenguiz Family Trust)

Select Vantage

West End Homes and Les Residence Falcon Wharf

Work highlights

  • Acted for Vincent Tchenguiz and his interests in a high-profile £2.2bn claim against Grant Thornton UK, Iceland's Kaupthing Bank (Kaupthing) and others, which arose out of  Kaupthing's collapse.
Leading individuals

Hardeep NahaL - McGuireWoods London LLP

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London: Finance

Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans
Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans - ranked: tier 5

McGuireWoods London LLP

Led by Marc Isaacs on the corporate lending front and Jennifer Kafcas for derivatives, McGuireWoods London LLP's eight-strong debt finance team demonstrates 'considerable market knowledge' and provides a 'commercial service' to a primarily lender-focused client base across a range of work which includes cross-border syndicated lending and public takeover financings. As well as regularly acting on its own, the team also works alongside lawyers from its US offices, as demonstrated by its recent work for PNC Bank where it advised on the English law aspects of a revolving loan facility provided to Marsh & McLennan Companies.

Practice head(s):Marc Isaacs; Jennifer Kafcas

Other key lawyers:Lauren Blaber


'The firm performs strongly in delivering documentation and demonstrates a strong commercial understanding in acting for banks' interests.'

Key Clients

Enstar Group Limited

Investec Bank plc

Deutsche Bank

Bank of America

Wells Fargo Bank

Barings Finance

PNC Bank

Bank of Montreal

Clydesdale Bank

Allied Irish Bank

Fifth Third Bank


Svenska Handelsbanken

Orix Corporation

Work highlights

  • Acted for Enstar Group, and in particular its English subsidiary Enstar (US Asia-Pac) Holdings Limited, on the English law aspects of a $600m revolving credit facility agreement arranged by National Australia Bank, Barclays Bank and Wells Fargo.
  • Acts for Investec Bank on secured hedging transactions in respect of leveraged finance, projects, high yield bonds and private equity funds.
  • Advises Deutsche Bank in respect of secured hedging transactions in respect of leveraged finance, projects, high-yield bonds and private equity funds.
  • Advised Bank of America in its capacity as administrative agent in the negotiation of loan documentation with the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc. (CME) for an up to $10bn 365-day revolving credit facility. In particular the London office acted on the English law aspects of reviewing the New York law credit agreement and security, and both the drafting and negotiation of an English law security agreement whereby the Clearinghouse Members grant security over gold bullion deposits and foreign currency exchange deposits held in London.
  • Advised PNC Bank on the English law aspects of a $1.8bn five-year revolving loan facility provided to Marsh & McLennan Companies.

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