Prema Govind

Associate, London

Biography

Overview

Prema is an Associate in the firm's Bank Finance practice group based in London. Prema's experience includes acting for corporate borrowers, banks and other finance providers on various types of transactions including acquisition finance, leveraged finance, trade finance, general bank lending and restructuring.

Prema trained at the firm and spent time in our Private Equity, Bank Finance and Capital Markets practice groups. Prema also spent 6 months on secondment at our Abu Dhabi office focusing on Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance transactions in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
LPC
BPP Law School
LLM
University College London
GDL
BPP Law School
BSc
Boston University
Languages
English
German

Experience

Puma Energy on its 2017 and 2019 core corporate syndicated facilities and on various trade financings. The arranger on bespoke structured trade finance facilities to a soft commodities exporter in East Africa. Stanbic Kenya and The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited on a senior term loan and working capital financing for an East African corporate, one of the first senior-mezzanine financings in the region. African Export-Import Bank on a $15 million secured trade finance facility to an Egyptian trading business. The co-ordinating committee of senior lenders in the restructuring of Seadrill Limited, one of the world's largest offshore drilling companies. The mandated lead arrangers on the provision of a €1.3 billion multi-currency RCF to a global car manufacturer. GSO Capital Partners on its €625 million(equivalent) financing of the merger of Investindustrial-owned Polynt and Black Diamond-owned Reichhold groups. The mandated lead arrangers in connection with the SAR 2.15 billion Islamic project financing for the construction of a new petrochemicals complex in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Aramco in connection with the Sadara Chemical Company Project, a joint venture with The Dow Chemical Company in Saudi Arabia.