Gavin McLean | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Gavin McLean
Gavin McLean

Gavin McLean

Partner, London

T +44 20 7532 1431

T +44 20 7532 1000

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Gavin McLean is a “Super Lawyer” according to Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers ― London 2013 directory.

Overview

Arrangers, corporate issuers and sovereigns seek Gavin McLean's guidance and experience in a variety of capital markets transactions, including securitisations, project bonds, repackaging programmes, convertible and exchange bonds, restructurings and other liability management exercises.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales

Education

  • DEA, University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne
  • LLB, University of Victoria, Wellington

Languages

  • English
  • French

Experience

J.P. Morgan, 2013

Gavin advised J.P. Morgan as placement agent and co-arranger and RBS as co-arranger on the issue by St. Paul's CLO III Limited, of €326,700,000 class A secured floating rate notes due 2028, €64,900,000 class B secured floating rate notes due 2028, €32,400,000 class C secured deferrable floating rate notes due 2028, €26,400,000 class D secured deferrable floating rate notes due 2028, €33,000,000 class E secured deferrable floating rate notes due 2028, €15,400,000 class F secured deferrable floating rate notes due 2028 and €57,700,000 subordinated notes due 2028.

J.P. Morgan and Anchorage Capital, 2013

Gavin advised J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as initial Placement Agent, and the Issuers Anchorage Capital CLO 2013-1, Ltd. and Anchorage Capital CLO 2013-1, LLC, in connection with the Issuers’ US$516,700,000 collateralized loan obligation note issuance.

Whole business securitisations, 2013

Represented Aeroporti di Roma SpA in relation to the restructuring of its €1 bn whole business securitisation programme.

Hellenic Republic, 2012

Gavin represented the steering committee of private bondholder creditors of Greece in the restructuring of its private bonds of approximately €206 bn.

Citibank, 2011

Gavin advised Citibank, N.A., London Branch, as revolving loan facility provider to Gresham Capital CLO I B.V., in amending its €75 million revolving loan facility in order to facilitate listing of the revolving loan facility on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange.

Côte d’Ivoire exchange offer, 2011

Gavin advised J.P. Morgan as Dealer Manager on the exchange offer and consent solicitation relating to the Republic's outstanding Brady Bonds which consisted of PDI Bonds, Discount Bonds and Front-Loaded Interest Reduction Bonds, in each case denominated in US$ and FRF (converted to EUR). Existing Bonds were exchanged for US Dollar Denominated Step-Up Bonds due 2032 and, where applicable, a pro-rata portion of the collateral relating to such Bonds.

Republic of Senegal in debut Eurobond, 2010

Gavin represented the Republic of Senegal in its Eurobond issue of US$200 million of 8.75% Notes due 2014. This was Senegal’s debut bond transaction.

Awards & Recognition

Leading Individual, Chambers UK, 2014

Leading Individual, Legal 500 UK, 2013

Leading Individual, IFLR1000, 2013

Super Lawyer, Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers ― London 2013