Tom is an associate in the Project Deveopment and Finance practice in our London office. Tom has experience acting for both sponsors and lenders on a range of project financings and other structured finance transactions.
Tom joined the Firm as a trainee in 2016 and qualified in 2018, after spending six months on secondment in the Firm's Singapore office.
Representation of DNB Bank ASA as mandated lead arranger and lender on the financing of the Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission. The project, which will benefit from support from the Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency (GIEK), is being executed and will be operated by Space Norway, a state-owned limited company that is managed by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. Space Norway is building and launching two satellites designed to operate in highly elliptical orbits to offer mobile broadband coverage to civilian, government and military users in the Arctic.
Representation of Vale and Mitsui & Co Ltd. on the development and US$2.73 billion financing of the landmark Nacala Project, which includes (i) the construction of a new 201 km long rail line to connect Moatize mine in Tete to the existing railway line in Malawi at Nkaya Junction (ii) the rehabilitation of the existing line in the Malawi rail network and in Mozambique between Nkaya and Monapo, for an approximate length of 682km; (iii) the construction of a new branch line of 29km length which will connect the existing railway line and the port; and (iv) the construction of a new coal port terminal in Nacala-à-Velha.
Representation of Natixis and Glencore on the first ever reserve based financing in Mexico in connection with the acquisition by Petrolera Cardenas Mora (a subsidiary of Cheiron Holdings Ltd) of a 50% interest from PEMEX in Mexico of certain onshore oil & gas assets.