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Mayer Brown International LLP
201 BISHOPSGATE
LONDON
EC2M 3AF
England
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Work Department

Banking & Finance

Position

Alex Dell is a senior asset-based lending (ABL) partner in the Banking & Finance practice of the London office. His practice is particularly focused on large, highly structured receivables financing and ABL transactions with a cross-border element. He also has an in-depth knowledge of supply chain finance, transit finance and vendor and title finance. Alex represents banks, financial institutions, sponsors and corporates, and advises on cross-border transactions for some of the world’s largest financial institutions and companies. He is widely-recognised as a leading ABL and receivables finance lawyer in the UK.

Career

Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2015, Alex led the Structured Trade & Receivables Finance team with another leading international law firm. Admissions: England and Wales

Languages

English

Education

University of Leicester; LLB (Hons) Law

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Asset based lending

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Alex DellMayer Brown International LLP

With a strong and longstanding presence out of London and also able to leverage the expertise of practitioners throughout Europe and the US, Mayer Brown International LLP‘s sweet-spot continues to lay in its advice to funds, banks, sponsors and corporates on complex, multi-jurisdictional mandates. A growing number of these mandates involve hybrid debt structures, reflective of lenders’ increased willingness to utilise the ABL product alongside other financing techniques to maximise flexibility and to enable the writing of larger cheques, for example, on leveraged finance mandates. The ease with which it is able to advise on these complex, often highly structured matters, is in part as a result of the firm’s fluid and non-compartmentalised overarching finance offering, as well as its ‘solutions-oriented approach‘ and the ‘innovative way with which it is able to cut through issues’. This approach is encapsulated by Dominic Griffiths, whose ‘clear guidance and seasoned expertise‘ is appreciated by many large international banks and alternative credit providers. Alex Dell co-heads the team alongside Griffiths and as well as forming a central part of the firm’s ability to advise on multi-jurisdictional mandates, is also well-versed in advising on more conventional UK-originated mandates as a result of his deeply embedded lender-side ties. ‘Exceptional senior associate Ravi Amin  continues to grow his standing in the market among lenders, as a result of his aptitude and confidence at handling complex cross-border mandates and his ‘innate ability to explain very complex legal concepts in layman’s terms’. 

London > Finance > Trade finance

Mayer Brown International LLP has ‘expertise in trade finance, particularly in emerging market issues, and the team are very friendly, professional and approachable‘. Over the last two years, the firm has built up its presence in trade finance and asset-based lending, including complex global receivables financing structures. The firm recently acted for Burundi-based multilateral financial institution Eastern and Southern African Trade and Development Bank (TDB) in the amendment and restatement of a $285m secured pre-export finance facility for Alliance One subsidiaries. Alex Dell, who leads the banking and finance practice, and Ashley McDermott, who specialises in cross-border finance transactions, particularly syndicated loans, are the key practitioners. Meredith Campanale also has a major role in multi-sourced financings in the energy and infrastructure sectors, as does Charles Thain in ABL, receivables finance and trade finance.

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

Co-headed by Dominic Griffiths and Alex Dell, who are both noted for their structured finance and ABL expertise in particular, Mayer Brown International LLP provides ‘creative, innovative and novel solutions’ to a lender-focused client base across a range of syndicated and bilateral new money mandates and refinancings. Trevor Borthwick has galvanised the firm’s capabilities on the corporate lending front following his arrival from Allen & Overy LLP in April 2020 and is a key member of the team that also includes the ‘knowledgeableAsh McDermott, who is particularly adept at advising on emerging markets ECA-backed syndicated cross-border financings.