William Watson | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

William Watson

Associate, London

T +44 20 7532 1301

E wwatson@whitcase.com

Overview

William Watson is an associate in the firm's Bank Finance team and is currently located in the London office.

William has experience across a broad range of issues in bank finance, including leveraged- finance, structured trade and commodity finance, restructurings, project finance and general corporate finance in emerging markets.  William has experience advising banks, sponsors and borrowers (corporate and sovereign).

Prior to joining White & Case, William practiced as a finance associate with a magic circle law firm in Dubai, after initially training and practising in Melbourne with a leading Australian law firm.

Bars and Courts

  • Victoria, Australia
  • High Court of Australia

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons H1), Monash University
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences, Monash University

Languages

  • English

Experience

Advising domain registration and HgCapital portfolio company NetNames, on its refinancing of a £70,000,000 facility agreement.

Advising Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank as arranger, agent and lender in connection with the Sinosure backed financing of Chinese manufactured photovoltaic modules for Abengoa, in relation to the Atacama I photovoltaic power plant.

Advising Dubai Group LLC in relation to the financial restructuring of US$10 billion of syndicated debt, implemented by 100% creditor agreement.*

Advising Drydocks World LLC in relation to the financial restructuring of US$2.2 billion of syndicated debt, implemented via a scheme of arrangement in Singapore and a company voluntary arrangement in Dubai.*

Advising the Project Company and Sponsors in relation to the limited recourse Islamic project financing for the construction, development and operation of 3000 metric ton per annum polysilicon production plant in Saudi Arabia.*

Advising finance parties in relation to their provision of an AED 1.02 billion secured term facilities agreement for a UAE incorporated property developer.*

*Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case