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London: Finance

Emerging markets

Within: Emerging markets

White & Case LLP couples its extensive global network with a deep bench of finance expertise in London to act as a key adviser to financial institutions, corporates, governments and supranational organisations in emerging markets transactions, notably in the CEE, the CIS, the Middle East and Africa. It has both English and UK law capability in the London finance practice, and is a prominent player in capital markets work, which encompasses sovereign debt issuance, liability management, bank regulatory capital and corporate hybrid capital solutions, equity-linked bond transactions, infrastructure and project bonds, green finance and high yield debt. Its track record includes complex and innovative cross-border debt and equity capital markets transactions, including many market firsts for debut bond issuers. Global head of capital markets Stuart Matty and Melissa Butler are standout debt capital markets partners. Head of EMEA energy, infrastructure, project and asset finance Mark Castillo-Bernaus, banking partner Christopher Czarnocki, sovereign debt expert Ian Clark and project finance specialist Jason Kerr  are also leaders in their fields.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

Within: Infrastructure (including PFI and PPP)

White & Case LLP has an impressive 'one stop shop' offering, which covers advising clients on capital markets, financing/ refinancing of brownfield infrastructure, M&A, and PPP-related work. The team was enhanced by the arrival of Simon Caridia from Herbert Smith Freehills LLP at the beginning of 2019. Caroline Miller Smith leads the group  in EMEA and is a highly reputed practitioner in greenfield and brownfield transactions as well as in complex financings. Carina Radford is another financing expert in the group, assisting clients from various infrastructure sectors including rail, ports, airports, and energy assets, among others. Caroline Sherrell has particular experience of private equity related matters. Mark Castillo-Bernaus  heads the product development and finance group globally from London.

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London: Real estate


Within: Environment

White & Case LLP has expertise in conventional green finance structures, green Islamic banking and green bond transactions. The firm also advises on transactional due diligence and environmental compliance with regard to real estate developments, construction projects and resource extraction. Clients include a number of banks and companies active in the real estate, mining, oil and gas, energy, and renewable energy sectors. Tallat Hussain, who is noted for her expertise in sustainable development and climate policy, heads the practice alongside Mark Castillo-Bernaus.

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South Korea: Projects and energy

Projects and energy ‚Äď Foreign firms

Within: Projects and energy ‚Äď Foreign firms

White & Case LLP (Foreign Legal Consultant Office) has a strong focus on transactional matters and is regularly called upon by blue-chip corporations and financial institutions to lend its expertise in the project finance space. Arthur Scavone, global practice head, is a highly experienced project finance specialist; he is representing KEXIM as well as other lenders in relation to the ongoing construction of the Kelar power plant in Chile. Saul Daniel and Mark Castillo-Bernaus are also names to note.

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