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Simmons & Simmons

CITYPOINT, ONE ROPEMAKER STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 9SS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work +44 20 7628 2020
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Fax +44 20 7628 2070
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12 LONDON CHANCERY
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www.simmons-simmons.com

Simon Kildahl

Tel:
Work 020 7825 4889
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Simmons & Simmons

Work Department

Banking.

Position

Simon is a partner in the Simmons & Simmons banking group, which forms part of the financial markets department. He specialises in all aspects of real estate finance, having experience in domestic and international finance. Simon advises on senior, mezzanine and equity structures in real estate, hotel, healthcare and education financings. He acts on a wide range of financings, ranging from construction finance, syndicated, securitised debt for the private sector, to bond finance for housing associations.

Career

Qualified 1981.


London: Real estate

Property finance

Within: Leading individuals

Simon Kildahl - Simmons & Simmons

Within: Property finance

The 'calm, responsive and knowledgeable' Mark Waghorn heads the practice at Simmons & Simmons, which is noted for its traditionally strong relationships with UK retail banks, as well as its growing client base of investment banks, insurance lenders and debt funds; new clients include a major investment bank, ING and Starwood. The team is also experienced at handling complex cross-border transactions; Waghorn and Helen Hagan, who joined from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in February 2017 and is 'excellent at managing transactions and taking responsibility', recently advised Deutsche Asset Management on mezzanine facilities totalling £64m to two major European investment and asset managers, which were secured on real estate in the UK and France. The practice also advises borrower clients, such as logistics fund Valor Real Estate Partners. Simon Kildahl, William Greig and newly promoted partner Paula Macnamara are also key members of the 'well-connected, pragmatic and commercial' team; John Davies retired in late 2017.

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  • Failure to counter financial crime: Norwich Union Life

    In December 2007, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) imposed a fine of £1.26m on Norwich Union Life (part of the Aviva Group), one of the largest life insurance businesses in the UK with around seven million customers. The fine related to failures to take reasonable care to establish and maintain effective systems and controls for countering the risks of financial crime. The fine is the latest confirmation of the emphasis being placed on protecting clients and customers from the threat of financial crime.
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