Emma Folds > Clifford Chance LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Clifford Chance LLP
E14 5JJ

Work Department

Banking & Finance



Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Emma FoldsClifford Chance LLP

Utilising ‘a good mix between senior and junior staffing when needed’, Clifford Chance LLP‘s relationship-driven practice is well-positioned to advise banks and corporates across a mix of repeat corporate lending/syndicated work, as well as cutting-edge mandates, which benefit from the team’s ‘creative and solutions-focused’ approach. As well as her transactional work, which includes funds and investment grade financing, Nicola Wherity‘s role as counsel to the Loan Market Association (LMA) has seen her active at the forefront of changes to standard documentation ushered in by the LIBOR transition. Wherity is also one of many partners within the group that is incorporating ESG-related factors into financing documentation, including a considerable amount of sustainability-linked financings in relation to investment grade loans. Emma Foldsknows the market very well’ and is a popular choice advising on new money loans for investment grade corporates, as well as in a refinancing context. David Robson regularly advises banks as arrangers/underwriters on investment grade corporate lending and corporate event driven financing, including in relation to UK public bid financing. Nick Kinnersley and the ‘extraordinary’ Peter Dahlen also handle bid financings, as well as general corporate lending matters for both lenders and borrowers. Charles Cochrane is also recommended and heads up the overarching banking and financing team alongside Taner Hassan.

London > Finance > Acquisition finance

(Leading individuals)

Emma FoldsClifford Chance LLP

Able to provide a one-stop-shop service to borrowers and lenders on big-ticket and complex leveraged and event-driven deals by virtue of its market-knowledge and extensive international expertise, Clifford Chance LLPprovides consistently excellent advice across all regions in leveraged finance and is always great to work with’. Taner Hassan is well-versed across the full spectrum of debt products throughout the capital structure and is adept at advising private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies on multi-jurisdictional financings including acquisition and bolt-on transactions. Michael Bates are also very strong on the borrower side, particularly in the context of advising funds on infrastructure financings. Jim MacHale and David Robson ‘are always willing to go the extra yard to find a solution’ for lenders, with Robson having a particular strength in relation to public to private matters. The ‘extraordinary’ Peter Dahlenadds a lot of value‘ for both borrowers and lenders on large cap acquisition finance deals and has significant knowledge of the Nordic markets. Other recommended partners include the vastly experienced Charles Cochrane, Emma Folds and recently promoted partner Julia House.