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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance
Corporate Finance Trusts Group<br />

Corporate Finance Trusts Group

A large, highly-experienced dedicated trustee group

Our corporate trust practice is highly-experienced in advising corporate trustees and financial institutions.

We advise clients in relation to their key roles as trustee, security agent and collateral administrator, cash manager, custodian, paying/calculation/exchange/collateral/loan/escrow/fiscal agent and account bank across the full range of  finance and capital markets transactions.

How can we help you?

New issuance

Our new issuance offering spans domestic and cross-border  transactions across all products including securitisations  (whole business, CMBS, RMBS and ABS), standalone corporate bonds, covered bonds, sukuks, repackaging  programmes, MTN programmes, regulatory and hybrid issuances, CLOs and CDOs, high yield and equity linked bonds,  project finance, asset finance (including aviation and ship  financings) and secured lending (including acquisition and  leveraged financings).

We often lead on new product  innovations, advising on new structures and asset classes. 


Post-closing work encompasses advice on defaults, litigation,  liability management, restructurings and the exercise of powers  and duties in relation to amendments, waivers and refinancings. 

We also advise on contentious matters, issues of contractual  interpretation and construction, and the enforcement of rights.

Cross-practice capabilities

As a single, integrated firm we are positioned to assist  our trustee and agency clients across the entire spectrum of  legal areas including tax, regulatory, real estate, dispute resolution, insolvency, restructuring and litigation.

We are  supported by a wealth of market expertise in multiple  jurisdictions including Europe (Germany, Italy and Spain), Asia (Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo), the United States  and the Middle East and have lawyers with trust expertise (and the equivalent creditor representation in civil jurisdictions)  in these regions.

As a result of these cross-practice capabilities, we are able to provide an integrated team of New York and English associates, with varying levels of seniority, across new issuance, post-closing and restructuring matters.

Recent client highlights

Landmark USD114.2 million Solar Power Project in Azerbaijan

Advising ADB, ADFD, EBRD and JICA as lenders to a 230 MW photovoltaic solar power project in Alat, Azerbaijan. The project was developed by leading renewable energy company, Masdar. The lender consortium committed long-term financing of USD 114.2 million.

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IFLR Europe 2022 Deals of the year Loans - Ethypharm refinancing & Project Finance - Karapinar solar plant

We are delighted to have worked on these 'Deal of the Year' transactions.

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Getlink's successful offering of €700 million 3.5% Green Bonds due October 2025

Advising the arrangers in connection with Getlink's offering of €700 million 3.5% Senior Secured Notes and advising the security agent, trustee and paying agent in relation to the note issuance, revolving credit facility and transaction security.

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Clifford Chance advises on Bayfront Infrastructure’s US$402 million securitisation of project and infrastructure debt

International law firm Clifford Chance has advised Citi, ING, MUFG, SMBC Nikko and Standard Chartered Bank as joint lead managers and joint bookrunners on Bayfront Infrastructure Management Pte. Ltd’s US$402.7 million infrastructure securitisation by Bayfront Infrastructure Capital III Pte. Ltd. Citi is the Sole Global Coordinator.

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