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Tom Budd is an English qualified partner in the London office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher where he serves as Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Finance Group.
Mr. Budd has more than 20 years of experience in a wide range of banking, capital markets and restructuring transactions, with particular expertise in corporate lending and syndications, acquisition finance, structured finance, trade finance, real estate finance, securitisation, capital markets transactions and debt restructuring transactions. He has represented borrowers, sponsors and banks and financial institutions.
Mr. Budd also has substantial experience in the establishment and financing of real estate investment funds and other co-investment vehicles (including limited partnerships, limited liability partnerships, joint venture companies, unit trusts and FCPs), representing investors, sponsors, management and debt finance providers.
Mr. Budd’s practice also includes representation of companies and creditors in debt restructurings and workouts.
Representative clients include The British Land Company PLC, Barilla Holdings S.p.A., Hagemeyer N.V., London & Stamford Investments Limited, Hercules Unit Trust, Schroder Exempt Property Unit Trust and Schroder Property Investment Management Limited.
Representative recent matters include representation of:
Mr. Budd is a regular speaker at conferences on banking and finance topics. He is widely recognised by the professional press as one of the leading lawyers in his fields of practice, for example UK Legal Experts 2012 recommended Mr. Budd as an expert in the area of bank lending, Chambers UK have ranked him as a leading lawyer for real estate finance in their 2005-2018 editions (noting that he is “a highly regarded finance lawyer”), Best Lawyers International recommend Mr. Budd in the field of real estate finance (2009-2018), and he is recognised for acquisition finance, bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans and Property Finance in the 2017 edition of Legal 500 UK.
He is a member of the City of London Solicitors’ Company and the International Bar Association.
University of Cambridge - 1985 Master of Laws (LL.M.)
University of Queensland - 1982 Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
University of Queensland - 1980 Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.)
England & Wales - Solicitor
Australia - Queensland Law Society
Australia - New South Wales Law Society