Taner Hassan > Clifford Chance LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Clifford Chance LLP
E14 5JJ

Work Department

Banking & Finance



Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Acquisition finance

(Leading individuals)

Taner HassanClifford Chance LLP

Benefiting from an ‘impressive depth of quality and expertise‘, both in  London and across its extensive array of international offices, Clifford Chance LLP excels in handling large cap cross-border acquisition finance mandates for a balanced mix of banks, financial sponsors and corporates. The breadth of client base and impressive deal flow ensures that the firm has ‘good knowledge of the market and of the latest market developments’, enabling it to provide often highly bespoke debt financing arrangements for its roster of clients. ‘The extremely sharpEmma Folds has a strong reputation among many leading banks, which are appreciative of her ‘complete command of all of the detail and commercial considerations‘ on both sponsor-led leveraged, as well as investment grade-driven acquisition financings. The very experienced Charles Cochrane is also extremely well-regarded by banking clients and co-heads the overarching banking and finance team alongside the ‘trustworthyTaner Hassan, whose exclusively private equity sponsor-focused client base benefit from his ability to robustly protect their interests across an array of new money deals and Covid-related refinancings (portfolio management) throughout Europe, in particular. Regional managing partner Michael Bates still maintains a fairly active practice, particularly in the context of infrastructure finance, while at a more junior partner level, David Robson  has a flourishing practice advising lenders and debt advisers for public bid financing and leveraged M&A financing. Senior associate Julia House  is also recommended.

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

Able to draw from a huge pool of talent based out of London, as well as across its international network of offices, Clifford Chance LLP is well-positioned to advise lenders and large corporate clients on syndicated cross-border lending transactions, both in terms of pan-European deals, as well as in the context of European borrowers syndicating in the US. The firm benefits from a ‘good knowledge of the market and of latest market developments‘, enabling it to effectively advise clients on LIBOR transitioning and ESG financings, as well as to address the liquidity needs of corporates impacted by Covid-19. As well as her regular involvement for lenders on jumbo loan financings, the ‘strong and pragmaticNicola Wherity, in her role as counsel to the Loan Market Association (LMA), has also been at the forefront of developments regarding the replacement of LIBOR. The ‘extremely sharpEmma Folds is a ‘brilliant finance lawyer‘ whose broad finance practice includes a considerable amount of lender side investment grade syndicated financing work. Other recommended partners include David Robson, Nick Kinnersley and Charles Cochrane, who co-heads the firm’s overarching banking and finance team alongside Taner Hassan.