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Jonathan Proctor

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Bank Lending and Property finance

Bank Lending and Property finance

Jonathan Proctor Partner

Contact details

Jonathan Proctor

T: +44 20 7809 2207 Email Jonathan | vCard Office: London

Jonathan is a partner in the firm's finance team. He has a strong reputation across a range of debt finance transactions with a focus on real estate finance, debt restructuring and corporate trusts. Jonathan is popular with clients who appreciate his strong transactional experience and commercial approach.
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Jonathan advises lenders, borrowers and other stakeholders on a wide variety of finance transactions across Europe, the United States, Asia and the Middle East.  Jonathan has also worked on a number of high profile restructurings involving bonds and bank debt and his clients include funds, joint venture vehicles, corporates, banks and corporate trustees.

He is popular with clients for his commercial awareness and forms a key part of the firm's banking team, which is characterised by its high quality and commercial approach.

Jonathan's recent high-profile instructions include acting for a syndicate of lenders on the £750 million refinancing of The Langham Estate, acting for Wells Fargo on a high value financing for the acquisition of a portfolio of UK supermarket assets and acting on a complex tax-driven financial and corporate restructuring for a family of HNWIs secured on UK real estate.

Jonathan has recently acted across a number of market leading and innovative bond restructuring transactions and has advised corporate trustees on a range of enforcement scenarios and distressed situations.

Jonathan has also played a key role in developing the firm's real estate fund clients over recent years (acting on many real estate financings for funds managed by Schroders) and in expanding the firm’s client base generally.  Jonathan also leads the firm's relationships with The NatWest Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Bank Leumi (UK) plc, BACB plc and Ocorian.

“The responsive and knowledgeable Jonathan Proctor has an excellent rapport with clients.”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Real estate finance
  • Finance
  • Corporate trusts

Fairhold Securitisation Limited

Advised Global Loan Agency Services on a complex restructuring of over £1 billion of debt constituted by £430 million CMBS loan notes issued by Fairhold Securitisation Limited and over £600 million of swap close-out claims. The restructuring involved a partial debt for equity swap with the creditors taking control over the group through the transfer of the property owning vehicles. The deal also concerned a compromise of the remaining debt and close-out claims under the swaps, through the issuance of £369 million new senior secured notes for the hedge counterparties, and £341 million of new junior secured notes for the existing noteholders.

Astaldi

Advised the note trustee on the "concordato" restructuring plan for the creditors of Astaldi SPA, the international construction group, resulting in the compromise of the €3,433,500,000 unsecured debts (including the UK notes) for ordinary shares and Italian participative financial instruments.

British Energy

Advising the existing bond trustee on the restructuring of the British Energy Group and the related Scheme of Arrangement and advising the new trustee in relation to a new issue of £700 million bonds issued by British Energy Holdings plc as part of the restructuring.

Bank syndicate

Acting on the restructuring and subsequent enforcement of £220 million secured real estate finance facility.

More: Restructuring and insolvency

Langham Estate

Advised a 10 bank syndicate, comprising HSBC, NatWest, Helaba, Barclays, CACIB, SMTB, SMBC, Santander, ICBC and Bank of China on the £750 million refinancing of the Langham Estate.

Supermarket REIT

Advised Wells Fargo, on a £160 million ‘accordion’ debt facility to Supermarket Income REIT plc, for the acquisition of a portfolio of UK supermarket assets, UK. 

Restructuring transaction

Advised HNWI Family Trust, on a taxed-based refinancing and restructuring of £180 million debt facilities secured on London real estate.

More: Real estate finance

Langham Estate

Advised a 10 bank syndicate, comprising HSBC, NatWest, Helaba, Barclays, CACIB, SMTB, SMBC, Santander, ICBC and Bank of China on the £750 million refinancing of the Langham Estate (2019).

Supermarket REIT

Advised Wells Fargo, on a £160 million ‘accordion’ debt facility to Supermarket Income REIT plc, for the acquisition of a portfolio of UK supermarket assets, UK, (2020). 

Restructuring transaction

Advised HNWI Family Trust, on a taxed-based refinancing and restructuring of £180 million debt facilities secured on London real estate, (2019).

More: Finance

Fairhold Securitisation Limited

Advised Global Loan Agency Services on a complex restructuring of over £1 billion of debt constituted by £430 million CMBS loan notes issued by Fairhold Securitisation Limited and over £600 million of swap close-out claims. The restructuring involved a partial debt for equity swap with the creditors taking control over the group through the transfer of the property owning vehicles. The deal also concerned a compromise of the remaining debt and close-out claims under the swaps, through the issuance of £369 million new senior secured notes for the hedge counterparties, and £341 million of new junior secured notes for the existing noteholders.

Astaldi

Advised the note trustee on the "concordato" restructuring plan for the creditors of Astaldi SPA, the international construction group, resulting in the compromise of the €3,433,500,000 unsecured debts (including the UK notes) for ordinary shares and Italian participative financial instruments.

Bank of Ireland

Advising the bond trustee on a liability management exercise implemented in relation to an aggregate of €2.6 billion of subordinated bonds issued by Bank of Ireland, including extensive dealings with an action group representing retail bondholders.

British Energy

Advising the existing bond trustee on the restructuring of the British Energy Group and the related Scheme of Arrangement and advising the new trustee in relation to a new issue of £700 million bonds issued by British Energy Holdings plc as part of the restructuring.

More: Corporate trusts

  • Banks and banking
  • Real estate investors and developers

Ultra-high net worth individual 

Advised vehicles controlled by a borrower in securing debt facilities to acquire shares in a REIT listed on the LSE. The deal was high value and involved negotiating multiple facilities with multiple lenders including HSBC and Crédit Agricole. 

Langham Estate

Advised a 10 bank syndicate, comprising HSBC, NatWest, Helaba, Barclays, CACIB, SMTB, SMBC, Santander, ICBC and Bank of China on the £750 million refinancing of the Langham Estate.

Henderson Retail Warehouse Fund

Advised the bank syndicate comprising Wells Fargo, Aareal Bank and Helaba on the £400 million refinancing of the Henderson Retail Warehouse Fund of 16 retail shopping centres. 

Archirodon Group N.V. 

Advised Archirodon Group N.V, a leading construction group which specialises in construction of Ports and major civil engineering projects, on the refinancing of their $481 million syndicated unsecured revolving credit facility. 

Lavendon Group plc, extending and re-negotiating revolving credit facilities 

Advised on Lavendon's existing £50 million and €60 million revolving facilities and in issuing new loan notes by US Private Placement with a value of €35 million. Lavendon is a LSE listed plc and the market leader in the rental of powered access equipment in Europe and the GCC.  This deal involved close co-operation and co-ordination with lawyers across the US, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

More: Banks and banking

Bideford UK

Advised vehicles controlled by a high net worth individual on a corporate and debt restructuring of the Group.  Jonathan also advised the Group on a refinancing of its debt funding arrangements.
 

TIAA Henderson

Advised on the €47.3 million refinancing of an Italian shopping centre with a TIAA Henderson Real Estate Fund entity as borrower and Deutsche Bank A.G., London Branch as lender.

Major UK real estate fund

Advised a major UK Real Estate Fund on a £100 million RCF provided by a large UK-centred bank to finance real estate investments.
 
More: Real estate investors and developers

Awards

Bank Lending and Property finance

Bank Lending and Property finance

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