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London: Finance

Emerging markets

Within: Emerging markets

Baker McKenzie's global presence gives its London practice access to in-depth local knowledge of emerging markets around the world, and brings its finance group into some of the most demanding and high-value deals in the market. More than half of the firm's offices are located in emerging markets, and its London office plays a key role in transactions in Asia Pacific, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin America on behalf of financial institutions, sponsors and borrowers. The firm's highlights from 2017 included advising Bank of America Merrill Lynch International on a €799m and $411m dual-currency term loan for Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi in Turkey. The practice also acted for a syndicate of 14 lenders including Banca IMI, BNP Paribas, ING and Scotiabank Europe in a €1.95bn loan as part of the €4.5bn financing of the acquisition of energy efficiency solution provider Ista International. Acquisition finance specialist Lynn Rosell Rowley led that deal. Experienced project finance partner Calvin Walker acted for Bayerische Landesbank and Arab African International Bank in a $126m project financing for Infinity 50 Renewable Energy, which is developing a 50MW solar photovoltaic power plant in Ben Ban, Egypt. Marc Fèvre, who frequently advises government authorities, developers, lenders and secondary market investors on all aspects of energy and infrastructure transactions, also played a key role in that deal. Other recommended partners include head of banking Nick Tostivin, who focuses on syndicated lending transactions and acquisition finance; leveraged acquisition and infrastructure financing partner Ian Jack; structured capital markets partner Simon Porter; head of the firm's global nuclear energy practice Neil Donoghue; and debt capital markets specialist Adam Farlow.

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  • The New Turkish Code of Obligations: Important Changes for Leases of Residential & Business Premises

    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 Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the “New Obligations Code”), which will enter into force on July 7,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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