Global loans and structured debt solutions

A&O Shearman’s global lending team helps the world’s leading financial institutions and corporations structure and document their most complex, strategic loan transactions.  

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We have a strong reputation for our market knowledge, commercial acumen and innovative solutions, as well as our ability to anticipate issues, execute deals efficiently and help our clients navigate evolving legal and regulatory developments. 

Our team advises on the full spectrum of syndicated loans and investment and sub-investment grade debt products, including syndicated, club and bilateral term loans and revolving credit facilities, asset-backed financings, M&A financings (including public bid financing), margin lending, hybrid bank and bond structures, IPO facilities, ECA-backed and other trade facilities, private banking and public sector financing. 

We are also known for our expertise in forward-start and refinancing facilities, debt restructuring and workouts, and sustainability-linked structures. 

Comprehensive financing solutions with global and local expertise

We are able to call on a global network of leading finance specialists across the U.S., U.K., Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, with our global reach enabling us to deliver both domestic and cross-border transactions. 

Our deep understanding of the industries and regulatory regimes in which our clients operate – along with our extensive track record of advising both borrowers and lenders – gives us a complete view of the market and a commercial understanding of the bankability of deal terms. 

We work closely with our top-tier capital markets, real estate, regulatory, tax, antitrust, corporate and M&A, and pensions teams to offer integrated and co-ordinated services that address the key issues and strategic opportunities our clients face.

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