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Clifford Chance

John Dawson


Clifford Chance, London
Practice area Banking & finance
Sector Banks, Private equity, Sovereign wealth
Tel +442070068965

John Dawson advises investors, borrowers and lenders on a wide variety of financing transactions.

John has experience of public and private acquisition financings, restructurings, unitranche, loan to own and acquisitions of loan portfolios.

Relevant experience

  • Bridgepoint on the financing for the acquisition of Dr Gerard, a Polish biscuits manufacturer
  • Electra on the club bank financing for its acquisition of Ogier Financial services 
  • the Steering Committee on the restructuring of a Vivacom (a Bulgarian telecommunications provider) involving the first pre-pack and scheme of arrangement in Bulgaria
  • Vivacom on its subsequent refinancing with one of the first high yield bond issues by a Bulgarian issuer

Career & qualifications

  • Oxford University (Jurisprudence) 1994
  • Joined Clifford Chance as trainee 1999
  • Admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales 2001
  • Partner since 2010

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