Ingrid York | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Ingrid York
Ingrid York

Ingrid York

Partner, London

T +44 20 7532 1441

T +44 20 7532 1000

E iyork@whitecase.com

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“Ingrid York provides a ‘friendly, customer-oriented and efficient service’ and is ‘incredibly responsive and organised’”.

Chambers UK 2014

Overview

Ingrid York practices in the area of derivatives and structured finance.

Qualified in New York; England and Wales; and New South Wales, Australia, Ingrid supports various international clients, including major financial institutions and banks and corporations.

She is frequently called upon to advise on a wide variety of transactions: OTC derivatives; structured derivatives and structured finance, including credit linked notes; repackagings; synthetic securitisations; finance-linked hedging; and transactions for regulatory capital purposes.

Ingrid previously worked in the trading and derivatives group of a leading German bank. She provided legal support to various global markets business areas, focusing on master agreement documentation, commodity derivatives, repurchase transactions and stock lending, emerging markets and regulatory matters.

Ingrid has been named as "Up and Coming" by Chambers UK 2015 and received a mention in The Legal 500 UK 2014 where she was described as "intelligent, practical and very responsive". She was also recently recognised as a "Rising Star" in Finance at the Euromoney European Women in Business Law Awards 2015.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • England and Wales
  • New South Wales, Australia

Education

  • Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice, University of Technology, Sydney
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Technology, Sydney
  • BA, International Studies, University of Technology, Sydney

Languages

  • English
  • German

Experience

Government of the Republic of Cameroon

Advised Government of the Republic of Cameroon on a EUR/USD cross-currency swap for hedging their debut sovereign US$750 million Eurobond. W&C was responsible for drafting and negotiating a highly customized structure, as the hedging agreement was overlaid by a partial guarantee from the African Development Bank (AfDB). The transaction recently won "Deal of the Year – Debt" from the African Banker Magazine.

West African Development Bank (BOAD)

Advised the hedging bank group on a EUR/USD cross-currency swap relating to BOAD's US$ 750 million Eurobond – the first such issue for the key development institution of the West African Monetary Union.

Qatar Petroleum

Representation of Qatar Petroleum on derivatives aspects of its inaugural sale of Samurai bonds via a JPY 85 billion (approximately US$1 billion) offering of ten-year JPY-denominated bonds via a private placement.  The bonds are guaranteed by Japan Bank International Cooperation (JBIC).

Saudi Aramco

Extensive derivatives advice in connection with the Firm's work for Saudi Aramco on the project financing for Sadara Chemical Company (Sadara), its joint venture with The Dow Chemical Company to build and operate a US$20 billion worldscale integrated chemicals complex in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia.

Wind/UAF

Representation of Wind Acquisition Finance S.A. and Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A., a leading Italian telecommunications operator, on a corporate refinancing that included a new €4 billion issuance of three tranches of senior secured bonds by Wind Acquisition Finance S.A. They also included a simultaneous tender offer for outstanding securities of Wind Acquisition Finance S.A. to facilitate the transaction.

A7 Project Financing

Representation of the joint lead managers on the hedging aspects of the multiple award-winning financing of the extension and operation of the A7 federal highway. This was the first project bond with European Investment Bank credit enhancement in Germany.

St. Paul's CLO V

Representation of 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. The portfolio is managed by Intermediate Capital Managers Limited. The notes (other than subordinated notes) are rated by Fitch and S&P and listed on the Global Exchange Market of the Irish Stock Exchange. This deal was reported to be Europe's largest CLO transaction in 2013.

St. Paul's CLO II

Representation of Lloyds TSB Bank Plc as arranger on the issue by St. Paul's CLO II Limited, an Irish issuer, of secured floating rate notes due 2026 and secured deferrable floating rate notes due 2026. The portfolio is managed by Intermediate Capital Managers Limited.

ICBC/ Standard Bank

Representation of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China on its £462 million acquisition of a majority stake in Standard Bank Plc.

Northwind Offshore Energy

Representation of Bank PensionDanmark, RaboBank International, the Norwegian government, Eksport Kredit Fonden, GIEK, and the Office National Du Ducroire/Nationale Delcrederedienst on the €890 million financing of Northwind Offshore Energy's wind project in Belgium's North Sea. The financing for the 216-megawatt offshore wind farm will cover the design, construction, operation and maintenance of 36 to 72 wind turbines. It will be designed to produce energy to cover yearly electricity consumption for 230,000 households.

Awards & Recognition

Rising Star in Finance, Euromoney European Women in Business Law Awards 2015

Ranked Individual, Chambers UK 2015, Chambers UK 2014, Chambers UK 2013

Capital Markets: Structured Finance & Derivatives – London (Firms)

The Legal 500 2014

Ingrid York is "intelligent, practical and very responsive".