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Mike Delaney


CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
United Kingdom
Languages English

Mike is a partner in our Finance and Restructuring team. He advises lenders and borrowers on a wide range of transactions and has particular experience in real estate finance and structured finance in the UK and continental Europe.

Mike has undertaken client secondments to Bayern London Branch and GE Real Estate where he advised on restructuring their UK and European loan books.

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"Recommended for his Property Finance work."

Legal 500

Relevant experience

  • Brockton Capital on the financing of a wide variety of assets, including west end office, urban street markets, prime residential developments, retail parks and the UK's largest distribution portfolio in 2015.
  • Dekabank on senior lending secured against properties in the retail and office sector.
  • Global Student Accommodation on debt facilities relating to the acquisition of a portfolio from Oaktree Capital Management in the largest student accommodation deal of 2016.
  • Crowd funding platform, a new entrant to the market, on a new type of lending offering.
  • Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board on the financing aspects relating to the £1.1bn acquisition of the Liberty Living student accommodation portfolio including UK term facilities and US loan notes.
  • Shinsei Bank on the participation in a number of debt facilities secured on prime UK assets.
  • Park Lane Properties on the senior and mezzanine financing arrangements relating to Grosvenor House Apartments.
  • GE Real Estate as senior lender on a £130m loan restructuring involving a junior lender participating in a debt for equity swap with the Dutch/German Borrower group.
  • LaSalle Investment Management on a £100m investment facility secured against prime London real estate.
  • Investec Bank on a £40m facility secured against a portfolio of retail sites in England and Scotland.
  • Bayern LB on the restructuring of a securitisation relating to a ground rent portfolio.
  • Credit Suisse on cross-border matters in relation to their secured loan portfolio.
  • Mercedes Benz Financial Services on their secured real estate development finance program.
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  • 1998 – BA (Hons) in Law, Cambridge University
  • 1999 – LPC, College of Law, Chester
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