TRACK RECORD

Track Record

Some notable mandates of SJL include:

Banking & Finance / Corporate Finance

Representing:

  • Pradera on the acquisition of a EUR 900 million pan-European real estate portfolio of IKEA Centres;
  • a vertically integrated steel, mining and vanadium business company on an amendment to the original framework agreement regarding individual loans in the aggregate amount of EUR 114 million and a commercial facility in the aggregate amount of EUR 50 million;
  • a leading English bank in the enforcement of a Luxembourg law governed pledge agreement over financial instruments granted in connection with a EUR 2,217 billion facility agreement;
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Corporate

Representing:

  • an American company specialized in the development, marketing and supporting of engineering in connection with the Luxembourg aspects of a global restructuring of the Group in order obtain a long-term tax-efficient redeployment of worldwide cash;
  • Kiswire Ltd., a South Korean Entity, with the acquisition of USD 55 million wire production businesses from ArcelorMittal, located, amongst others, in the United States, china, Hungary and Luxembourg;
  • Marfrig Global Foods S.A. on a EUR 330 million global restructuring of their investment structure by reorganization of the structure under an existing Luxembourg entity and a new Luxembourg entity;
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Private Equity / Venture Capital / Investment Funds

Representing:

  • the European Energy Efficiency Fund as Luxembourg tax and legal counsel. The EEEF is an innovative European public-private partnership dedicated to mitigating climate change through energy efficiency measures and the use of renewable energy in the member states of the European Union. It has been set-up in the form of a Luxembourg SIF and is managed by Deutsche Bank;
  • GDF Suez with respect to a EUR 2,2 billion assets under management SICAV-SIF used as a Pension Pooling Vehicle. Negotiation of the terms and conditions of all the agreements in connection with the change of the services providers to the fund (central administration, paying agent, domicilation agent, custodian bank...) in Luxembourg;
  • a US investment firm on the structuring and setting-up of a EUR 2,2 billion Senior Infrastructure Debt Fund under the form of a specialised investment fund (SIF);
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Capital Markets / Structured Finance / Securitisation

Representing:

  • a Luxembourg issuer in connection with the issue of USD 600 million 8 per cent loan participation notes due 2022 under the USD 1,5 billion Programme for the issuance of loan participation notes by the Issuer for the purpose of financing loans to a Russian leading bank;
  • Aviva Investors European Secondary Infrastructure Credit SV S.A. (a Luxembourg securitization vehicle) as Luxembourg advisor in connection with the issue of EUR 500 million secured revolving profit participating notes for the acquisition of infrastructure loans;
  • a US investment firm in the structuring and creation of several securitization entities in connection with the launch of a EUR 2,2 billion Senior Infrastructure Debt Fund;
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Restructuring / Insolvency

Representing:

  • a Scandinavian bank in the refinancing of certain CZK 2 billion senior and mezzanine multicurrency and revolving facilities made available to Czech borrowers and the restructuring of a EUR 100 million facility made available to a Luxembourg entity;
  • two leading US private equity houses in a restructuring of existing loans of EUR 975 million granted to Luxembourg entities by leading German banks;
  • a leading real estate private equity house in a restructuring of a real estate acquisition financing in an amount of EUR 40 million;
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Tax

Representing:

  • Arminius Funds in the tax structuring of the acquisition of the contolling majority stake in various SPVs holding 28 commercial properties with a value of EUR 1 billion;
  • a US investment firm in the tax structuring of a EUR 2,2 billion Senior Infrastructure Debt Fund;
  • a pool of European banks with respect to the analysis of the thin cap situation of a real estate fund in connection with a refinancing in the amount of EUR 82,5 million of term loan facilities.
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SJL Jimenez Lunz
Law Firm Luxembourg

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