Greg Baker | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Greg Baker
Greg Baker

Greg Baker

Associate, London

T +44 20 7532 1961

E gbaker@whitecase.com

Overview

Greg Baker is an associate in the Firm's Banking Group. His experience includes advising banks and corporate borrowers in relation to a wide range of transactions including general bank lending, structured trade finance, leveraged and acquisition finance.

Greg spent six months working in the Firm's Abu Dhabi office as part of his training prior to qualification, where his focus was on bank finance and general corporate matters.

In 2012, Greg completed a five month secondment at BNP Paribas Geneva in their Structured Debt/Trade Finance team, advising on transactions including CIS and European oil & gas reserve-based lending facilities and pre-export finance facilities.

During 2015-2016, Greg completed a nine month secondment at Deutsche Bank in their Emerging Markets team where he advised on a wide range of acquisitions and highly structured financings in Africa, the Middle East and Central & Eastern Europe.

Bars and Courts

  • England and Wales

Education

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Law, College of Law
  • BA (Hons), Economics and Politics, University of Durham

Languages

  • English

Experience

Advised BAWAG P.S.K. on its participation in a EUR200m facility used to finance the acquisition of a Dutch and German-based real estate portfolio.

Advised Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) on a joint venture between QIA and BRF, the Brazilian food manufacturer, to acquire a 79.5 percent stake in Banvit Bandirma Vitaminli Yem Sanayii A.Ş., a leading Turkey-based poultry company.

Advised Trafigura Peru, part of Trafigura, the world's largest private oil and metals trader, in an up to US$750 million secured borrowing base financing arranged by Natixis and ABN Amro.

Advised HSBC on a number of ECA-supported financings in Latin America, including a US$350 million ECA-backed financing to Klabin SA, a paper producer, exporter and recycler.

Advised HSBC in the financing of certain eligible portions of a Lump Sum Turn Key contract for up to US$3.2 billion with Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd and Saudi Electricity Company for the design, supply, installation and commissioning of an oil-fired power plant in Jeddah South, Saudi Arabia.

Advised BNP Paribas on a €160 million term and revolving senior facilities agreement as part of the acquisition of a leading European producer of ultra-high strength steel fasteners by a Chinese investor.

Advised Rabobank as agent and ABN Amro Bank, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, ING Bank, Rabobank and Société Générale as joint arrangers and lenders in connection with an amendment to, and increase of, the €75 million Super Senior Revolving Credit Facility for the Refresco Group, in connection with the acquisition of the Pride Foods group.