Overview

Graham is a partner in the firm's banking team. He acts for clients including financial institutions, corporates, funds and public sector bodies in relation to a broad range of finance transactions.

  • Corporate banking: Graham advises lenders and borrowers on debt facilities ranging from sub £10 million to £500 million, including bilateral and syndicated facilities, security, intercreditor arrangements and private placements, event-driven and working capital facilities.
  • Project finance: advising on energy-related finance across a range of technologies including wind, solar, biomass and waste for lenders and for borrowers.
  • Real estate finance: investment and development finance for both lenders and borrowers, including Islamic finance structures.
  • Derivatives: Graham’s experience and expertise includes ISDA master agreements and collateral agreements, complex trade confirmations, repo agreements and regulatory advice around clearing and EMIR.
  • Debt capital markets and securitisations: including debt issuance programmes, retail bonds and asset-backed securities.
Experience
  • Advising Volac on corporate debt facilities provided by Lloyds Bank and Barclays Bank including a construction facility for a biomass power plant.
  • Advising Temporis Capital, UK Green Investment Bank and KKR as lenders on renewable energy projects including the Srondoire and Blackcraig onshore wind farms.
  • Advising a wide range of clients (including National Express, FirstGroup, Imperial Tobacco, Emirates and a number of pension and investment funds) on repo agreements and derivatives.
  • Advising Coca-Cola Hellenic on its UK-listed EUR 2 billion EMTN programme, including the initial listing, annual updates and advice on drawdowns, tender offers and continuing obligations.
  • Advising Bayerische Landesbank and GMAC-RFC on multiple securitisations.

What others say...

He is noted for his work on project finance, with notable expertise in the renewables space. Clients comment upon his 'patience and tact' and note his ability to 'balance commercial awareness with legal protection'.
Chambers UK 2016