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London: Finance

Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Within: Leading individuals

Nicholas Tostivin - Baker McKenzie

Within: Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Led by Nicholas Tostivin, Baker McKenzie's banking and finance team has increased bandwidth and critical mass with which to serve a balanced roster of corporates, lenders and sponsors by virtue of a number of hires in 2018, including leveraged finance expert Matthew Cox from Ropes & Gray LLP. The team is particularly accomplished at handling multi-jurisdictional mandates where it is able to tap into expertise across its broad-ranging international network. Particular areas of strength include work within the emerging markets, including Turkey and Sub-Saharan Africa where, in addition to work for commercial banks, it also benefits from a strong relationship with UK Export Finance.

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Trade finance

Within: Trade finance

The trade and export finance practice at Baker McKenzie, which sits in the firm's banking group, climbs the rankings. It acts for financial institutions, corporates and government entities in financings throughout the EMEA and CIS Regions, as well as Latin America. It focuses predominantly on commodities and infrastructure financings, including transactions in the transport and telecoms sectors. It regularly handles multi-sourced financings, including ECA-backed facilities, in which it acts for both ECAs and arrangers. In the current climate, the firm's highly-rated sanctions practice is closely involved with the activities of the trade finance team. 'It is able to leverage its wide network of international offices to provide expert local law advice on issues as they arise, which is particularly beneficial in the inherently cross-border area of trade finance', remarks one client. Practice head Nicholas Tostivin and rising star senior associate Luka Lightfoot are the standout practitioners in London.

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    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the “Lease Law”) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the “Obligations Code”). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the “New Obligations Code”), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
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