Paul Denham advises clients on a wide range of leveraged finance, general banking, and restructuring matters. Paul acts for senior and mezzanine lenders, credit funds, borrowers, and private equity sponsors on acquisition financings and secured lending transactions. He regularly assists on structuring and negotiating UK domestic and cross-border finance transactions involving companies and institutions in Europe, Asia, and North America across a variety of industry groups and in emerging markets.
Advising a credit fund on its secured acquisition finance facility to a UK based education provider
Advising a credit fund on the restructuring and enforcement of its senior debt in relation to a food supply business
Advising a UK plc on its debt restructuring and sale of mining assets
Advising a US travel group on the acquisition financing for its acquisition of a UK travel target
Advising a global engineering, repair, and logistics company on a $240 million syndicated secured term loan and revolving credit facility
Advising a Chinese state-owned food group as borrower on its secured acquisition finance facility
Advising a private equity sponsor on the refinancing of a £13 million ($18.2 million) secured facility
Advising the sponsor on a leveraged acquisition financing (with senior and second lien lenders) in excess of $200 million
Advising a lender on the financing and refinancing of a $1 billion secured syndicated facility
Advising the lender on an ECA backed financing for a project in Spain
Advising a telecoms borrower on a $500 million revolving credit facility arranged by a syndicate of European banks
Advising the issuer on the restructuring and new issuance in relation to a $500 million bond issue
Advising the creditors committee in the restructuring of the financial indebtedness of a Polish steel manufacturer
Matters were handled prior to joining Morgan Lewis.
Nottingham Law School, England, 2001, Legal Practice Course
University of Melbourne, Australia, 2000, Post Graduate Diploma
University of Hull, England, 1998, LL.B.
England & Wales (Solicitor)
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Finance: Emerging Markets, The Legal 500 UK (2016–2019)
Recognized, Excellence in Domestic Divestitures - UK, Corporate Livewire's International M&A awards (2016)
Named Finance Team of the Year 2012 by Legal Business
Named Leveraged Finance Deal of the Year 2012 by Euroweek