Trevor is ‘hands-on, helpful and commercial’ and ‘detail-oriented.’

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Trevor Wood, a partner in Pillsbury’s Finance Practice in London, advises on complex financings matters for clients from many countries and industries with a particular emphasis on emerging markets.

Trevor represents banks, funds and other financial institutions, mezzanine providers, agents and trustees, and sponsors and borrowers in secured and unsecured financings. His principal focus is on international trade, export and commodity finance, receivable transactions, non-performing loan sale and purchase, real estate finance, leverage and acquisition finance and general corporate finance. Over the years, Trevor has also advised on numerous restructurings both in the UK and internationally.

Representative Experience

Advised the arranger and other finance parties in connection with an US$200 million ECA framework facility by which multi-ECA supported facilities will be made available to a Brazilian group of companies.


Advised Canary Wharf Group in connection with the £620 million commercial syndicated loan facility and £200 million loan facility provided by the Home and Communities Agency (HCA) in connection with the development of the Wood Wharf site.


Advising The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, National Westminster Bank plc and The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited in connection with the disposal of £1.2 billion commercial mortgage backed loans to a joint venture securitisation fund establish by RBS, NatWest and RBSI with the Blackstone Group (Project Isobel).

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  • International Trade, Export and Commodity Finance

    • Advised JP Morgan and other investors on the purchase of Iraqi and Russian debt claims.
    • Advised Habib Bank AG Zurich in relation to certain of its standard form trade finance documentation.
    • Advised a major UK clearing bank on the standardisation of its trade finance documentation including the drafting of general terms which will apply to all trade transactions undertaken by the bank for its customers on a global basis.
    • Advised the lenders in respect of revolving credit facilities and receivables discount facilities made available to JCB Limited, a UK yellow goods manufacturer.
    • Advised a major European bank on a standard form template for forfaiting.
    • Advised JP Morgan in relation to certain standby letter of credit facilities made available to the investors for the acquisition of ProSiebensAT.1 Media AG.
    • Advised the lenders in connection with a £29 million ECA facility made available to a Brazilian group of companies. The facility was supported by a guarantee provided by Eurler Hermes.
    • Advised Eurasian Natural Resources plc (ENRC) on a US$1.5 billion pre-export trade finance facility
    • Advised the arranger and other finance parties in connection with an ECA framework facility by which ECA supported facilities will be made available to a Brazilian group of companies. The first facility in the amount of €12,000,000 made available under the framework was supported by a guarantee provided by SACE.
    • Advised a commodities trading house in connection with facilities made available to its clients in respect of certain soft commodity (coffee, soya beans, sugar, etc.) transactions.
    • Advised the lenders in respect of revolving credit facilities and receivables discount facilities made available to JCB Limited (the UK digger manufacturer).
    • Advised Glencore International AG, Natexis Populaires and Societe Generale in relation to a US$233 million pre-export oil bridge facility made to the Republic of Congo. The facility was guaranteed by the Republic of Congo Ministry of Finance.
    • Advised Zenith Bank in respect of a loan to the MonuRent group of companies for the acquisition of yellow goods (mining machinery) in five sub-Saharan countries for the purposes of leasing such equipment to local mining companies.
    • Advised a major UK clearing bank in connection with its biannual review of the bank’s standard form trade finance documentation.
    • Advised the lenders in connection with a £29 million ECA facility made available to a Brazilian group of companies. The facility was supported by a guarantee provided by Eurler Hermes.
    • Advised a major UK clearing bank on the standard terms and conditions for all of its trade products offered to its customers by different offices around the world.
  • Real Estate Finance
    • Advised Canary Wharf Group in connection with the £620 million commercial syndicated loan facility and £200 million loan facility provided by the Home and Communities Agency (HCA) in connection with the development of the Wood Wharf site.
    • Advised CIT in connection with the loan facilities for the initial acquisition of a development property in the City of London. The acquisition facility was later refinanced using a combination of an Islamic Master Murabaha and LMA-based mezzanine facility.
    • Advised The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, National Westminster Bank plc and The Royal Bank of Scotland International Limited in connection with the disposal of £1.2 billion commercial mortgage-backed loans to a joint venture securitization fund establish by RBS, NatWest and RBSI with the Blackstone Group (Project Isobel).
    • Advised a private equity fund in respect of Project Churchill (the sale by Aviva of a £2 billion real estate loan portfolio).
    • Advised The Mall LP in connection with the restructuring The Mall commercial mortgage backed securitization comprising of £1.06 billion Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2014 (Project Muse).
    • Advised the Servicers (Capita Asset Services (Ireland) Limited and Capita Asset Services (UK) Limited) in respect of the restructuring of the Tahiti CMBS.
    • Advised the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) on the financing of the Olympic Village for the 2012 London Olympic Games (and subsequent disposal) which involved a commercial facility and a facility provided by the European Investment Bank (EIB).
  • Restructuring
    • Advised the Dana Group (a U.S. car component manufacturing group) during its Chapter 11 workout and restructuring.
    • Advised the senior lenders, agent and security trustee on the acquisition and subsequent restructuring of the Treofan Group (an international plastics film maker).
    • Advised the lenders on the enforcement of security granted by the Kirch Media group over shares in the Formula One motor racing series.
    • Advised Barclays Bank PLC, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc and other senior lenders in relation to the workout of PrimaCom Management GmbH and the PrimaCom group.
    • Advised Courts plc (a home furnishings company) during its restructuring.
    • Advised the lenders (including the IFC) on the restructuring of outstanding debt in respect of the Victor Lenac ship yard in Croatia.
  • Acquisition and Leveraged Finance
    • Advised senior and second lien lenders in respect of the financing for the acquisition of the Avon Tyre Group.
    • Advised Credit Suisse and other lenders on the financing for the acquisition of the North Buzachi Kazakhstan oilfield.
    • Advised the lenders on the provision of bridging finance for the acquisition of the Dignity Group (a funeral business) pending a whole business securitization.
    • Advised the lender on the leveraged financing of the public to private acquisition of the Viridian Group (Northern Ireland power).
    • Advising Bank Hapoalim BM in respect of a EUR12 million acquisition facility for PPHE Netherlands B.V. for the purchase of Amalfa Investment B.V., Victory Enterprises II B.V., and Victoria Monument B.V.
  • Project Finance
    • Advised the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) on the financing of the Olympic Village for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
    • Advised the lenders on the financing of the Hong Kong Disney theme park.
    • Advised Fraport AG on the project financing of a new airport terminal at Manila International Airport, Philippines.
    • Advised the lenders on the project financing a LECN telecom network roll-out for SMART Telecom in the Philippines.
    • Advised the lenders on the project financing of a number of GSM telecom networks for Globe Telecom in the Philippines.

Professional Highlights

Recognized by The Legal 500 as a leading individual in Emerging Markets finance (2016)


Recognized by The Legal 500, Bank Lending; Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans, and Acquisition Finance (2016)


Authored "The Future of LIBOR" published in the Real Estate Finance Journal, Winter 2017 issue.

Education

  • The College of Law, London

    LL.B. (Hons), London Metropolitan University, 1992

    Chartered Institute of Bankers, 1989

Admissions

  • Solicitor, England and Wales

    Solicitor, Hong Kong