Banking & Finance

Our banking and finance practice brings responsive, agile and innovative thinking to event specific financings, multi-tiered financings, asset, project, and trade credit and the management and improvement of existing financial arrangements ranging from amendments and waivers to comprehensive restructurings.

Our Finance team has successfully advised on a wide scope of bilateral and syndicated lending, conventional and Shari’ah compliant financing and regularly act for both lender and borrower side clients. We additionally have specialist experience with telecoms, aircraft, ship, project and trade finance. GLS works with a broad mix of corporate, traditional lender clients and alternative financial providers. Our platform provides seamless capacity at global, regional and local scales. The Finance team is closely integrated with our Corporate, Commercial, Regulatory and Dispute Resolution practices to provide personalised solutions and critical competitive advantages.


  • Islamic Finance
  • Project Finance
  • Asset Finance
  • M&A/Leveraged Finance
  • Securitisation


  • Restructuring
  • Governance
  • Sovereign Wealth Funds
  • Regulatory Advisory
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital


  • Letters of Demand
  • Corporate Authorities
  • Assignment of Income
  • HP Agreements
  • Security Review and Registration

Kim Siegel




Nicholas Brocklebank

Counsel - GLS Law Firm


+65 8411 8176

Indicative Experience

Europe: Advising Turkiye Halk Bankasi A.S. as borrower of a dual tranche, dual currency loan agreement for US$207million and EUR553 million.

Europe: Advising Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu on a US$600m term and revolving credit facility from a group of banks.

Middle East: Advising ING Bank N.V. on a US$1.5 billion facility for Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank.

Europe: Advising Mid Europa Parnters, Lehman Brothers and Al-Bateen on the EUR700 million senior and mezzanine debt facilities required to fund their acquisition of Falcon, Radiokomunikace, A.S. and a 39.2% shareholding in T-mobile Czech Republic.

Europe: Advising Credit Suisse as initial note purchaser of an issue of EUR225m senior notes and as mandated lead arranger of a EUR175m senior secured term loan and a EUR65m senior secured revolving credit facility to fund the acquisition by funds managed by Bain Capital of Wittur International Holding GmbH.

Middle East: Advised Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank as in relation to AED500m mixed Islamic and Conventional financing of hospital, research centre and staff accommodation development in Dubai, UAE.

Middle East: Advised JPM Chase Bank on USD50m Sharia compliant financing (Murabaha structure).

Europe: Advised JPMorgan Chase Bank on a European security process relating to refinancing of $2bn multi-tranche, multi-currency US law credit agreement.

Europe: Advised KKR/Bain €7.1bn bid for Portugal Telecom.

Europe: Advised KKR Portfolio Company £475m term loan and £100m revolving credit facility in anticipation IPO.

Europe: Advised TDR Capital: €280m GP support facility; £103m aggregate commitments under various revolving and term loan credit facilities made to TDR portfolio companies.

North America: Advised on USD 400m vessel fleet refinancing.

India: Advised a large multinational bank on a debt financing transaction with a value of INR 3300 million.