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Claire Williams
 

Claire Williams

Counsel
 
CityPoint | One Ropemaker Street
London EC2Y 9HU EN
 
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Claire Williams is a Counsel in the Firm’s Credit Practice, based in the London office. She represents financial sponsors, funds and portfolio companies on complex cross-border financings across a wide range of sectors, with a focus on infrastructure asset classes (including regulated transactions). Claire has extensive experience on senior and subordinated financing structures for acquisition (including public-to-private), capex roll-out and refinancing transactions and regularly advises clients on multi-source and rated debt raisings. 

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Work Highlights
  • Advising KKR Infrastructure in connection with its recommended offer to acquire ContourGlobal plc
  • Advising Blackstone in connection with its voluntary tender offer to acquire Atlantia S.p.A.
  • Advising Viridor in connection with the refinancing of existing facilities for its EfW business  
  • Advising Q-Park in connection with various operating facilities 
  • Advising KKR Infrastructure in connection with its recommended offer to acquire Ocean Yield ASA

     
Accolades
  • “Associate to Watch”, Chambers 2022, Infrastructure - UK
Education
  • King’s College London, 2007 England and French Law LLB
  • Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, 2007
Admissions
  • England and Wales 2011

Claire Williams is a Counsel in the Firm’s Credit Practice, based in the London office. She represents financial sponsors, funds and portfolio companies on complex cross-border financings across a wide range of sectors, with a focus on infrastructure asset classes (including regulated transactions). Claire has extensive experience on senior and subordinated financing structures for acquisition (including public-to-private), capex roll-out and refinancing transactions and regularly advises clients on multi-source and rated debt raisings. 

Claire’s recent work highlights include:

  • Advising Viridor in connection with the refinancing of existing facilities for its EfW business 
  • Advising Q-Park in connection with various operating facilities 
  • Advising KKR Infrastructure in connection with their recommended offer to acquire Ocean Yield ASA
Prior to joining the Firm, Claire's experience included representing:
  • A consortium of Blackrock, Goldman Sachs and Mubadala in connection with the take private of Calisen plc
  • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets in connection with their acquisition of Currenta
  • A consortium of Allianz Capital Partners and Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets in connection with their acquisition of Elenia
  • A consortium of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and Danish pension funds in connection with their takeover offer for TDC
  • A consortium led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets and CIC Capital in connection with the acquisition of a majority stake in National Grid's gas distribution business (now Cadent)
  • 3i Infrastructure in connection with a refinancing for the Wireless Infrastructure Group
  • 3i Infrastructure in connection with various institutional debt raisings for Scandlines
  • 3i Infrastructure in connection with the refinancing of Belfast City Airport
  • InfraCapital in connection with the acquisition and refinancing of Energetics
  • Antin in connection with a refinancing and bolt-on acquisitions for Eurofiber
  • Solor Bioenergi in connection with the refinancing of its existing senior and junior facilities

 

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