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Ian Jack

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Ian Jack is a partner in the Banking & Finance Practice Group in the Firm's London office and is co-head of the Firm's Global Restructuring & Insolvency team. Ian is also variously recognised as a leading individual in Chambers UK and Legal 500 for his restructuring, project and acquisition finance experience. Ian provides sound and insightful advice on a broad range of banking and finance transactions, including project, acquisitions and property financings, and restructurings.


Articled Travers Smith Braithwaite; qualified 1990; assistant solicitor 1990-96; associate Baker McKenzie, London 1996-98; partner 1998 to date; JIEB qualified formerly a licensed insolvency practitioner.


English; French


JIEB Qualified; University of Exeter (LL.B.) (1987); College of Law at Guildford (L.S.F.) (1988)


Skiing, golf, cycling.

London: Finance

Acquisition finance

Within: Acquisition finance

Led by Nick Tostivin, Baker McKenzie’s ‘responsive, pragmatic and commercial’ seven-partner banking team is regularly engaged in acquisition finance transactions for borrowers and lenders on matters encompassing structures across the capital spectrum including senior and mezzanine debt, as well as high yield bonds. Able to leverage a broad ranging international network of offices, the firm’s sweet-spot lies in advising clients on substantial cross-border transactions as exemplified by Bernard Sharp’s work alongside the firm’s Tokyo office for Mizuho Bank on its bridge loan facility to finance part of SoftBank’s £24.3bn acquisition of ARM Holdings. Ian Jack and Lynn Rosell Rowley are also recommended. Paul Hibbert joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP.

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Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Within: Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Headed by Nick Tostivin out of London and also able to tap into the expertise of practitioners on the ground across Europe, US, Asia and the Middle East, Baker McKenzie provides ‘excellent service levels’ to lenders and corporates across a broad range of financings, ranging from short-term unsecured loans to global facilities involving multi-jurisdictional collateral, bilateral loans, syndicated loans and participations. ‘Standout partner’ Sebastian Marcelin-Rice ‘has very wide experience in cross-border lending’ and is a key member of the team, which includes ‘very client-oriented’ senior associate Sudhir Nair and the ‘very brightIan Jack, who has a particular focus on CEE-related transactions. Clients include Macquarie, ING and SARquavitae. Infrastructure and real estate finance expert Paul Hibbert recently joined Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP.

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Corporate restructuring and insolvency

Within: Corporate restructuring and insolvency

The ‘responsive and technically strong’ team at Baker McKenzie provides ‘proactive, innovative and thorough’ advice to a varied mix of lenders, debtors, IPs and security trustees. The ‘very knowledgeable and experiencedIan Jack is ‘very effective in defusing what are often fraught and emotional discussions’ between different stakeholders. Also noted for his emerging markets expertise, Jack continues to advise troubled Ukranian corporate on the $2bn restructuring of its bond and bank debt. Louise Webb is also recommended.

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Emerging markets

Within: Emerging markets

Baker McKenzie has a reputation as a pioneer in emerging markets and its extensive global network gives it a presence on the ground in the majority of the most active growth markets. The team in London advises many UK-based multinational companies on their emerging markets transactions; more than 80% of the work done by the London capital markets team involves emerging markets. The firm has a particularly strong presence in deals involving Russia and Turkey, but London-based partners are also active in deals across the globe. Among the key names in the practice are head of banking Nick Tostivin who focuses on syndicated lending transactions; leveraged acquisition and infrastructure financing specialist Ian Jack; Marc Fèvre, who advises government authorities, developers, lenders and secondary market investors on all aspects of energy and infrastructure transactions; vastly experienced project finance partner Calvin Walker; head of the London structured capital markets group Simon Porter; energy, mining and infrastructure partner Neil Donoghue, who also leads the firm’s nuclear group; and debt specialist Adam Farlow. Phung Pham, who joined from the London office of Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP, handles derivatives and structured finance deals involving emerging markets. One key deal from 2016 saw Donoghue and Walker advise Korea Electric Power Corporation on the $24.4bn financing of the first nuclear power plant in the Arabian Peninsula. Walker and Fèvre also acted for lenders Bayerische Landesbank and Arab African International Bank on the $126m financing of a 50MW solar plant in Egypt. In Morocco, the team advised Office Nationale D'Electricité et de l'Eau Potable on a $2bn project to develop an 850MW wind farm PPP programme.

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London: Real estate

Property finance

Within: Property finance

Often acting on high-profile, high-value matters, Baker McKenzie’s practice has cross-border capabilities and excellent lender-side experience. Justin Salkeld and department head Stephen Turner continued to act for CIMB Bank Berhad on the financing of the £2bn Battersea Power Station redevelopment, the third of phase of which required a combination of Islamic and conventional financing. Paul Hibbert advised ING and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg on a £400m senior loan to refinance Salesforce Tower, also known as 110 Bishopsgate. Together with the Barcelona-based Marcel Enrich, Lynn Rosell Rowley assisted Spanish elderly care operator SARquavitae with refinancing a number of its existing loans. Other clients of the practice include Edwardian Group. Acquisition finance expert Sebastien Marcelin-Rice, funds specialist James Burdett, real estate tax expert James Smith and Ian Jack, who has a particular focus on CEE transactions, are also recommended.

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