Toby Grimstone > Linklaters LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Linklaters LLP
ONE SILK STREET
LONDON
EC2Y 8HQ
England

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London > Finance > Trade finance

(Leading individuals)

Toby GrimstoneLinklaters LLP

The global banking practice at Linklaters LLP comprises banking, finance and restructuring lawyers for whom trade finance is a key focus. The team in London, led by ‘practical and diplomatic‘ partner Mirthe Van Kesteren, handles the full spectrum of work including borrowing base facilities, prepayment facilities, PXF facilities, receivables-backed and other commodities-based financings. The firm’s trade finance specialists are part of a dedicated global commodities practice with in-depth industry knowledge and direct involvement in cutting-edge financing techniques and ground-breaking commodities transactions, disputes and regulatory issues. Clients remark that the firm is ‘very responsive, able to provide specialist advice within short time periods and highly knowledgeable in the field‘. Toby Grimstone, who has a strong track record in pre-export and prepayment financings, ECA-backed financings, borrowing base facilities and other secured and structured financings, is highly recommended. The practice counts Lloyds Bank, ING Bank and Glencore among its clients.

London > Finance > Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

(Leading individuals)

Toby GrimstoneLinklaters LLP

Diligent, accessible and commercial – from associate all the way up to senior partner‘, Linklaters LLP provides a ‘uniformly high quality of work‘ to a balanced spread of banks and borrowers on deals throughout the capital structure, including as it relates to general corporate lending, investment grade acquisition financing, margin lending and refinancings. Philip Spittal heads up the global loans team and handles a range of syndicated deals relating to general corporate lending and M&A financing. He recently advised the lenders and the security agent on a secured term loan facility to Sociedad Portuaria Terminal De Contenedores De Buenaventura, for the operation of a commercial container port terminal in Buenaventura, Colombia and for the refinancing of the borrower’s existing debt from the project’s construction phase. Toby Grimstone regularly acts for banks and borrowers on syndicated and secured bank financings, with notable niche expertise in acquisition financing and commodities-related finance work (he is Glencore’s go-to-adviser on its most complex financings). In addition to his margin lending expertise, Oliver Edwards also handles broader financing work for banks and corporates in the context of working capital facilities, as well as it pertains to event-driven transactions. Ian Callaghan continues to garner a strong reputation among corporates, banks and alternative credit providers on public and private acquisition financings and cross-border syndicated lending. Managing associate Caroline Courtney is ‘one to watch‘ and has developed a strong practice among lenders, corporates and sponsors in event-driven acquisitions, investment grade facilities and direct lending.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Mining and minerals

A wide range of big-name clients turn to the dedicated mining team at Linklaters LLP for support on complex, high-profile and novel legal issues. The team, jointly led by senior partner Charlie Jacobs , Toby Grimstone , David Avery-Gee and Andrew Jones, boasts particularly strong capabilities across corporate, finance and contentious work, and recently provided English law advice to US mining tools maker ESCO on its $1.3bn takeover by London-listed engineering giant Weir Group.