Nicholas Coddington | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Nicholas Coddington
 Nicholas Coddington

Nicholas Coddington

Local Partner, Warsaw

T +48 22 50 50 160

E ncoddington@whitecase.com

Overview

Nicholas Coddington concentrates on project finance, real estate finance and general syndicated corporate finance in the CEE region, with a main focus on Poland.

His experience in Poland and the CEE region to date has been in connection with advising banks and borrowers in relation to project finance, real estate finance, corporate finance and acquisition finance, as well as advising banks and companies on methods of restructuring existing facilities. He is well versed in the types of lending structures used both in Poland and the CEE region.

Prior to joining White & Case, Nicholas worked for a Magic Circle firm in London, and following that he worked for the Warsaw offices of two multinational law firms headquartered in London.

Bars and Courts

  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

Education

  • Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law
  • LLB (Hons), Sheffield Hallam University

Languages

  • English
  • Polish

Experience

BGK

Representation of BGK in connection with US$36.7 million credit facilities provided to InPost Canada Inc. in order to finance the export of Polish-produced automatic postal delivery boxes and related infrastructure to Canada. The transaction was insured by the Polish export credit agency, Korporacja Ubezpieczeń Kredytów Eksportowych Spółka Akcyjna ("KUKE").

EDF Investissements Groupe SA

Represented the company in connection with the PLN 2.4 billion secured financing made available to EDF Polska S.A. for the current activity and financing of the projects of building and commissioning of a wet flue gas desulphurisation and de-nitrification systems in the borrower's plants located in Krakow, Rybnik, Gdansk and Gdynia.

Green Bear

Represented a renewable energy market operator concentrating on searching for, developing and executing wind energy projects, in connection with the financing of the Radzyń Wind Farm in Poland of a total capacity up to 39 MW provided by EBRD and Alior Bank S.A.

Helaba Landesbank Hessen-Thüringen

Represented the bank in connection with the €136 million financing granted to Starwood Capital Group for their acquisition of three office properties located in Warsaw and Katowice.

P4 sp. z o.o.

Advised Poland-based mobile telecoms operator on its groundbreaking, inaugural €870 million and PLN 130 million, dual-tranche high-yield bond issue and entry into a new super senior revolving credit facility. As of the transaction day it was the largest debut high yield bond deal since 2010, the largest Central & Eastern Europe high-yield deal ever, the second-largest European telecoms debut ever and the first ever Polish zloty-denominated high-yield bond issued on the international capital markets.

EBRD/EIB

Represented the EBRD and EIB in connection with financing of approx. PLN 1.4 billion for the construction and operation of a combined-cycle gas turbine unit in the Stalowa Wola Heat and Power Plant (Elektrociepłownia Stalowa Wola).

Erste Group Bank AG/UniCredit Bank Austria AG

Represented Erste and UniCredit in connection with providing EKF-backed project financing to ENERCAP s.r.o. for the purpose of developing and operating a 42 MW wind-farm project in the Obrovac municipality of Croatia.

International Finance Corporation

Represented the International Finance Corporation and UniCredit Bank Austria AG in a loan of up to €55 million to RP Global Danilo d.o.o. in connection with a 44 MW wind-farm project in the Dalmatian region of Croatia.