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Nigel White

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Nigel White is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Finance group. He acts for banks, financial institutions, other lenders and borrowers on a wide range of structured international finance transactions. Nigel's practice is focused on secured international and domestic finance transaction with a particular emphasis on structured real estate investment and development finance (both origination and subsequent distribution) fund financing, debt portfolio acquisition/disposal and leveraged finance. Nigel regularly acts on the acquisition and disposal of performing and non performing/distressed debt portfolios (both whole loan and tranched facilities). Whilst traditional distribution channels, such as syndication and securitisation, remain restricted and with the increase in default situations this has been an attractive transaction structure for lenders with a desire to reduce balance sheet exposure in certain sectors. He joined Mayer Brown in 1991 and was named partner in 1996.


The College of Law, Guildford 1986; University of Leicester, LLB 1985

London: Finance

Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Within: Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Benefiting from 'good market knowledge and experience across a broad range of financing transactions', including more niche areas such as asset based lending, Mayer Brown International LLP provides an 'excellent level of service' to corporates and banks, particularly in relation to complex cross-border mandates. Although the firm is active across a broad array of sectors, it does have a particularly strong brand for handling bilateral and syndicated financing work within the real estate space; Nigel White recently advised St Modwen Properties plc on a £475m syndicated facility for refinancing and ongoing operational purposes. The 'very commercial and creative' David O’Connor has a 'solid background across a number of different areas', although he is best-known for his real estate-related structured finance prowess. Dominic Griffiths and Alex Dell are the principal partners responsible for handling cross-border asset based lending matters and regularly utilise this product on its own or in conjunction with other debt products to provide general corporate lending assistance or for acquisition finance purposes. Clients include Barclays, Citibank and Wells Fargo.

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London: Real estate

Property finance

Within: Property finance

Nigel White¬†and Andrew Hepner¬†lead the ‚Äėvery strong‚Äô team at Mayer Brown International LLP, which clients praise for its ‚Äėlevel of responsiveness and the quality of its advice‚Äô. High-value cross-border transactions are a particular strength, and recently the team has advised an increasing number of Asian investor clients; Hepner acted for Sinarmas Land, an Indonesian real estate development firm, on the ¬£130m acquisition financing of 33 Horseferry Road by OCBC Bank, and for Emperor Holdings on the ¬£169m acquisition financing of the Ampersand Building by ICBC. The firm also has a highly regarded CMBS practice, acting for investment banks and funds such as Citi, Morgan Stanley, Lloyds and Cheyne Capital. Other noted members of the team are Andrew Crotty¬†and the 'commercial and creative'¬†David O‚ÄôConnor.

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