Ed Fife

Joined firm 2003. Partner since 2012.

Ed is a partner in our financing team. He advises borrower clients across a range of vanilla and structured financing activities and lenders on more highly structured lending transactions. Ed regularly acts on leveraged finance, infrastructure and real estate financing transactions.

Recent highlights include advising in relation to:

  • bid financings including Marsh & McLennan Companies’ bid for Jardine Lloyd Thompson, Wren House Infrastructure’s acquisition of North Sea Midstream Partners, Compagnie Financiere Richemont’s acquisition of Yoox Net-a-Porter, Cineworld’s acquisition of Regal Cinemas, Mediclinic’s acquisition of Al Noor Hospitals Group and Cable & Wireless Communications’ acquisition of Columbus International
  • acquisition and leveraged financings acting for Deutsche Bank and other lenders in a wide variety of sectors and jurisdictions, including in relation to corporates, energy and infrastructure assets, financial institutions and real estate assets
  • transformational refinancings and capital reorganisations for clients including Hibu, Countrywide, Glas Cymru and Punch Taverns
  • treasury financing transactions for borrower clients including loan facilities, bonds (including EMTNs, convertible bonds and high yield bonds), US private placements, supply chain financings and derivative and structured finance transactions. Recent transactions have included acting for the Central Bank of Egypt, FirstGroup, Hays, HomeServe, Redrow, Rolls-Royce, Senior and The Vitec Group

Ed spent six months on secondment at Anderson Mori & Tomotsune in Tokyo in 2005 and was also seconded to our Hong Kong office from October 2008 to July 2010.

Ed is listed as a leading individual in the Banking & Finance section of Chambers UK, 2019 and is recommended in the Acquisition Finance, Bank Lending (investment grade debt and syndicated loans), Debt Capital Markets, High Yield, Derivatives and Structured Products and Securitisation sections of the Legal 500, 2019.  Ed was included in the Financial News' 40 Under 40 Rising Stars in Legal Services, 2014.

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