McGuireWoods Adds to its Finance Team in London

July 3, 2012

McGuireWoods LLP announced today the addition of Steven Geerlings and Marc Isaacs, who have joined the firm's finance team in London as partners.

Geerlings, who previously served as the head of Eversheds’ Asset Based Lending (ABL) team in London, brings to McGuireWoods nearly 20 years of experience in banking and securities law, project finance and commercial and retail lending. He will focus his practice on structuring cross-border ABL transactions, insolvency strategies, and private equity and mezzanine lending transactions.

Isaacs, previously a partner at Nabarro LLP, focuses his practice on a wide range of U.K. and international debt finance transactions, having represented lenders, sponsors and borrowers. He brings to McGuireWoods experience in leveraged acquisition finance, infrastructure finance, asset-based lending, and general debt restructuring and financings in emerging markets.

McGuireWoods has a significant finance team of over 80 lawyers, with a growing presence in London.

“Steven’s and Marc’s collective experience in debt finance transactions complements the needs of our international clients, particularly those based in the United Kingdom and Europe,” said Bob Cramer, chair of McGuireWoods’ Debt Finance Department. “We are delighted to have them on our team.”

London managing partner Philip Newhouse added, “Both Steven’s and Marc’s seasoned banking experience will further strengthen our cross-border representation of international finance clients.”

Geerlings’ prior experience includes serving as the director of legal affairs in Europe for GE Commercial Distribution Finance Europe Ltd. and senior legal counsel and compliance officer for Cedel International/Cedelbank (currently Clearstream, “CI”) in London. Prior to joining Nabarro, Isaacs was a partner in Jones Day’s London office and is a former associate of Linklaters LLP.

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