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Patrick Donegan

Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English

Patrick Donegan is a partner in the Banking and Finance Group. He has been with CMS since 2003 and was made a partner in 2011.

He has a wide range of experience in corporate and leveraged finance and other structured financings, including real estate financing. He has also acted on a number of complex restructurings. 

Patrick’s clients include sponsors and other private equity providers, banks and other financial institutions, regulated utilities and corporate borrowers. He also focuses on the infrastructure and energy sectors. 

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“bright and solution orientated” and “an expert in bank financing structures”

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Relevant experience

  • A CKI led consortium on facilities to assist in its EUR 980m acquisition of AVR, the energy from waste group in the Netherlands.
  • An infrastructure investor on its fully funded bid for Fortum’s Finnish distribution network.
  • Ithaca Energy  on a USD 350m  bridge facility part of which was used to assist in its public takeover of Valiant Petroleum.
  • A syndicate of lenders on GBP 500m of facilities to finance a portfolio of PPI investments.
  • Lloyds Bank  on its GBP 680m structured financing of the acquisition by a financial institution of an interest in a limited partnership that owned interests in gas fields.
  • UK Power Networks in respect of its working capital facilities.
  • Northumbrian Water Limited in respect of its working capital facilities.
  • Enterprise Inns plc on a variety of facilities including facilities to assist in the GBP 2.3bn acquisition of The Unique Pub Group and a GBP 650m forward start facility.
  • Galliford Try plc on a variety of facilities including  GBP 450m facilities part of which were used to acquire the Linden Homes Group and  GBP 400m corporate facility.
  • Value Retail on various working capital and structured real estate facilities for their villages across Europe. 
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15 July 2020
Syn­thet­ic LIBOR: a sil­ver bul­let?
On 23 June 2020 the UK Gov­ern­ment an­nounced that it will take le­gis­lat­ive steps that could help deal with a nar­row pool of ‘tough leg­acy’ con­tracts that can­not trans­ition from LIBOR by the cur­rent...
07 August 2020
En­force­ment of cred­it fa­cil­it­ies: the value of pro­cess agents
In a re­cent de­cision, the Eng­lish High Court has re­it­er­ated the value of ap­point­ing pro­cess agents in cred­it fa­cil­it­ies in cir­cum­stances where the bor­row­er and/or guar­ant­ors are based out­side Eng­land...
2 March 2020
Trans­ition to SO­NIA gath­ers mo­mentum
As men­tioned in our re­cent Law-Now, one of the doc­u­ments pub­lished in Janu­ary by the Bank of Eng­land, the FCA and the Work­ing Group on Ster­ling Risk-Free Ref­er­ence Rates (Ster­ling Work­ing Group) is a...
15 July 2020
Syn­thet­ic LIBOR: a sil­ver bul­let?
On 23 June 2020 the UK Gov­ern­ment an­nounced that it will take le­gis­lat­ive steps that could help deal with a nar­row pool of ‘tough leg­acy’ con­tracts that can­not trans­ition from LIBOR by the cur­rent...
21 January 2020
The world's most talked about num­ber: LIBOR 2020
Yes­ter­day, LIBOR trans­ition was firmly high­lighted as a key top­ic for 2020 with the Bank of Eng­land (the Bank), the Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity (FCA) and the Work­ing Group on Ster­ling Risk-Free Ref­er­ence...
02 March 2020
Trans­ition to SO­NIA gath­ers mo­mentum
As men­tioned in our re­cent Law-Now, one of the doc­u­ments pub­lished in Janu­ary by the Bank of Eng­land, the FCA and the Work­ing Group on Ster­ling Risk-Free Ref­er­ence Rates (Ster­ling Work­ing Group) is a...
25 September 2019
The next step in LIBOR Trans­ition: LMA is­sues Ex­pos­ure Drafts
“[T]he use of... for­ward-look­ing term rates is meant to be lim­ited. These term rates can­not and will not be the primary av­en­ue to trans­ition [and] we think that any firms still delay­ing trans­ition un­til...
17 January 2020
The world's most talked about num­ber: LIBOR 2020
Yes­ter­day, LIBOR trans­ition was firmly high­lighted as a key top­ic for 2020 with the Bank of Eng­land (the Bank), the Fin­an­cial Con­duct Au­thor­ity (FCA) and the Work­ing Group on Ster­ling Risk-Free Ref­er­ence...
24/05/2016
CMS ad­vises PJSC Uralkali on its new $1.2bn pre-ex­port fin­ance fa­cil­ity
CMS has ad­vised PJSC Uralkali on its new $1.2bn pre-ex­port fin­ance fa­cil­ity ar­ranged by, among oth­ers, ING BANK N.V., NATIX­IS, AO UNI­CRED­IT BANK, SBERB­ANK EUROPE AG, SO­CIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE AND PUB­LIC JOINT-STOCK...
25 September 2019
The next step in LIBOR Trans­ition: LMA is­sues Ex­pos­ure Drafts
“[T]he use of... for­ward-look­ing term rates is meant to be lim­ited. These term rates can­not and will not be the primary av­en­ue to trans­ition [and] we think that any firms still delay­ing trans­ition un­til...
27 February 2017
Asym­met­ric jur­is­dic­tion clauses up­held by Com­mer­cial Court
The Eng­lish High Court has held that asym­met­ric jur­is­dic­tion clauses are val­id and are ex­clus­ive jur­is­dic­tion clauses for the pur­poses of Brus­sels 1 Re­cast over­rid­ing pre­vi­ous un­cer­tainty fol­low­ing a...
01 February 2017
Choice of Eng­lish law presides in ISDA Mas­ter Agree­ments – Court of Ap­peal...
The Court of Ap­peal has up­held an earli­er de­cision of the High Court that the law ap­plic­able to in­terest rate swaps entered in­to between a Por­tuguese bank and a num­ber of Por­tuguese trans­port op­er­at­ors...