Matthew is Head of our Debt Capital Markets practice. He advises on a wide range of banking and financing work, including acquisition and bid financing, capital markets and securitisation transactions.

Highlights include advising:

  • HM Treasury in connection with its review of the case for transferring certain poorly performing and high risk assets of the Royal Bank of Scotland group (RBS) to a 'bad bank'
  • Manchester Airport Group (M.A.G) on the financing of its successful bid to acquire Stansted Airport for £1.5 billion
  • ISS, one of the world's leading facilities services companies, on the successful extension of certain tranches of its DKK 25.5 billion Senior Facilities Agreement and subsequent amendments to those facilities
  • HM Treasury on a range of assignments arising from the credit crunch, including Bradford & Bingley; the Icelandic banks; the 2008 Credit Guarantee Scheme; and the Asset Protection Scheme
  • Unilever on the issue of a £250 million Green Sustainability Bond; the first issued in the UK market and the first by a company in the FMSG sector
  • Prudential plc in relation to the financing arrangements in connection with its proposed acquisition of American International Group
  • AngloGold Ashanti, the South African gold miner, on a new US$1 billion, five-year unsecured revolving credit facility

Matthew is listed as a leading individual in the Banking & Finance section of Chambers UK, 2017, as a leading lawyer in the Bank Lending and Capital Markets - Debt sections of IFLR 1000, 2015  and is listed in the Acquisition Finance and Debt Capital Markets sections of The Legal 500, 2016.

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