Anthony Warner

Anthony Warner

Associate
Baker & McKenzie Services Limited

Biography

Anthony advises lenders, including UK clearing banks, overseas banks and non-bank lenders, and borrowers on a wide variety of international financing transactions. His primary focus is on the real estate finance market, where his practice involves advising a wide range of market makers on both investment and development facilities. Anthony also advises leading financial advisers in the London market on certain funds confirmations in respect of London Stock Exchange takeovers.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising a leading Dubai investor group on its USD 50 million secured term loan facility to a major Turkish automotive group.

  • Advising a major UK bank on its Brexit response project (ongoing).

  • Advising The Children's Investment Fund (TCI) on its debt funding in respect of the Hotel Danieli in Venice (and related projects).

  • Advising Tunisian banking and insurance software developer Vermeg on its EUR 25 million loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development for the acquisition of AIM-listed Lombard Risk.

  • Advising ING Bank N.V. on its USD 750 million wholesale bank-to-bank loan to Deutsche Bank, collateralised against a single receivable asset.

  • Advising BofA Merrill Lynch and HSBC (as joint financial advisers) on the cash confirmation of the first lien debt financing put in place in respect of Element Materials Technology Group's GBP 620.3 million recommended cash acquisition of Exova Group.

  • Advising a US corporation on its proposed takeover of a Singapore listed entity. Baker McKenzie London provided advice on the certain funds cash confirmation aspects of the transaction under the New York law governed USD 400 million debt finance facility.

  • Advising Belgian material handling conglomerate TVH on its takeover bid for UK cherry-picker supplier Lavendon. Baker McKenzie London and Brussels worked closely together to provide advice both on the borrower side of the EUR 700 million debt finance facilities being put in place, as well as the certain funds cash confirmation aspects of the transaction, due to Lavendon being listed on the London Stock Exchange's Main Market and therefore subject to the Takeover Code.

  • Advising German real estate investment manager and investor Corestate on its debt financing of the GBP48m acquisition of the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool, a Grade I listed building which is part of the UNESCO-designated World Heritage Maritime Mercantile City (ongoing).

  • Advising a joint venture entity backed by Thai and Indian investors on their refinancing of a group of hotels in the UK (ongoing).


Admissions

  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2010)

Education

  • BPP Law School, London (Legal Practice Course, with commendation) (2007)
  • BPP Law School, London (Graduate Diploma in Law, with commendation) (2006)
  • University of St. Andrews (MA (Hons) in International Relations, 2:1 (Received 1st for final year dissertation; Major academic interests included International Law, international normative studies, Carl Schmitt, terrorism studies)) (2005)

Languages

  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Polish