Sebastien Marcelin Rice

Sébastien Marcelin-Rice

Partner
Baker & McKenzie LLP

Biography

Sébastien Marcelin-Rice is a banking partner in Baker McKenzie’s London office specialising in real estate finance, real estate private equity, distressed investing and the financing of special situations mostly in the real estate space. Sébastien advises a mix of sponsors and lenders in these areas and has extensive experience in advising on cross-border European financings.

Sébastien leads our Real Estate Finance practice in London and sits on our Global Real Estate Finance steering committee. Sébastien also has broad experience across a range of other financing transactions and products including restructuring work. Sébastien joined Baker McKenzie in 2012 from another leading law firm where he trained and qualified in 2002. He is fluent in English, French and Italian and speaks conversational German.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising funds managed by private equity sponsor MARK (formerly Meyer Bergman) on its EUR 400 million senior term and accordion financing funded by Citibank for the acquisition and development financing of a pan-European portfolio of logics assets located in Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain.

  • Advising a private debt fund on its GBP 100 million acquisition holdco mezzanine financing and preferred equity investment in the acquisition and development of a portfolio of holiday resorts in England and Northern Ireland.

  • Advising ING and LBBW as mandated lead arrangers of the GBP 400 million syndicated re-financing of the Heron Tower at 110 Bishopsgate, London.

  • Advising LBBW as mandated lead arranger on its GBP 190 million financing of the acquisition of a portfolio of logistics assets in the UK and Ireland for a private equity sponsor.

  • Advising a private debt fund on its EUR 100 million holdco mezzanine loan financing and preferred equity investment in the development of food-retail assets in Germany.

  • Advising funds managed by private equity sponsor MARK (formerly Meyer Bergman) as borrower on a EUR 56 million holdco mezzanine financing of their residential platform in Germany.

  • Advising Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division on its acquisition and financing of the Blue Tower office building in Brussels, Belgium.

  • Advised Citibank on its EUR 80 million acquisition financing of a logistics asset in Paris for a private equity sponsor and its joint venture partner.

  • Advising a private debt fund RounShield Partners on its EUR 30 million acquisition holdco mezzanine financing and preferred equity investment in of a portfolio of assisted living properties in Sweden.

  • Advising Colony Capital on the synthetic DPO of a single name NPL and restructuring of mortgage loans in respect of two Spanish hotel assets in Barcelona.


Admissions

  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2002)

Education

  • College of Law at London (L.P.C.) (1999)
  • Oxford Brookes University (Post Graduate Degree Law) (1998)
  • Oxford University (Exeter College) (B.A. Psychology & Philosophy 2.1 BA Honors) (1997)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Italian