Sudhir Nair is a partner based in London. Sudhir has an established track record of advising both lenders and borrowers on a diverse range of financing arrangements. His primary focus includes: syndicated bank lending, structured finance, real estate finance (including senior and mezzanine investment financings, sharia-compliant financings, development financings, loan sales and loan on loan financings) acquisition-driven financing and distressed debt restructuring.
Sudhir also has extensive experience advising lenders and financial sponsors on a variety of cross-border and domestic leveraged infrastructure financings, and has additional experience advising bank lenders and sponsors on financing transactions in the emerging markets (including India).
Sudhir sits on the LMA's documentation committee for Real Estate Finance. Legal 500 (2020) noted Sudhir to be "diligent, detail oriented and notably strong in handling distressed assets".
ING Real Estate Finance (UK) B.V. and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg
Advising ING Real Estate Finance (UK) B.V. and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg on the £400 million refinancing of the Salesforce Tower (formerly the Heron Tower) in the City of London;
Standard Chartered Bank
Advising Standard Chartered Bank on the £49.5 million financing for the acquisition of the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Edinburgh;
Advising Landesbank Baden-Württemberg on the £50 million financing for the acquisition of the London City office block known as "C-Space";
Abu Dhabi-based alternative investment fund
Advising an Abu Dhabi-based alternative investment fund (as the borrower) on its £176 million acquisition of 1 Palace Street in London from Delek Global Real Estate plc;
Qatar Investment authority
Advising Qatar Investment authority on its financing of a premium real estate acquisition in London;
Advising Brookfield (as the borrower) in relation to their largest real estate acquisition in India using Singapore offshore/onshore structures;
ista International GmbH
Advising the arrangers and the lenders on a €1.5 billion financing for the acquisition of ista International GmbH, one of the world's leading energy efficiency providers, by CKI;
Advising Roadchef (on behalf of Antin partners) on its 2016 refinancing of its existing bank facilities and whole business securitisation;
Advising the arrangers and the lenders supporting Macquarie's bid for Lyon Airport;
Advising the arrangers and the lenders supporting Atlantia's bid for London City Airport.
Ranked as "Next Generation Lawyer" by Legal 500 for the year 2017 for Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans