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Winston & Strawn LLP

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Partner Ian Borman has been advising on all aspects of cross-border lending transactions for more than 25 years. During that time, he has advised the widest range of lenders, borrowers, issuers and investors on corporate financing and structuring issues. He advises, at a strategic level, on business critical issues, including long-term financial planning, regulatory issues, financial restructuring and disputes.

Ian is a regular speaker and author on private equity and finance related topics.


Allen & Overy LLP, SJ Berwin LLP/King & Wood Mallesons LLP


English, French


Loan Market Association (LMA), Secured Finance Network (SFNet), City of London Solicitors’ Company (CLSC)


MA (Cantab)


The Royal Automobile Club

Lawyer Rankings

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

Although it is less active than many higher ranked peer firms in relation to either the global loans or UK-based investment grade syndicated loans markets, Winston & Strawn LLP adds value to international lenders and corporates on complex/bespoke multi-jurisdictional financings, which require a partner-led service and a practical understanding across a variety of debt products. Appreciated by clients for his ‘work ethic and willingness to go the extra mile’, Ian Borman has worked tirelessly for numerous UK-based corporates of late on restructuring and refinancing efforts exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic. Borman co-heads the five-partner finance team alongside Zoë Ashcroft, who is noted for her niche specialism advising sub-Saharan corporate borrowers.

London > Corporate and commercial > Private equity: transactions - mid-market deals (up to £250m)

Winston & Strawn LLP stands out for its work advising US-based private equity clients, including Hudson Hill, Longshore Capital, and Water Street Healthcare, on transactions involving European companies. As well as handling buyouts, the team also counsels clients on disposals and bolt-on transactions. Paul Amiss and Nicholas Usher lead the team; Amiss acts for PE houses and family offices on cross-border mandates as well as advising founders and entrepreneurs on sales. Usher is noted for his active practice advising American funds entering the UK market. Ian Borman  is the name to note on the financing side.