Joe Levin
Partner

FINANCE

LONDON

T: +44 20 7814 8000
D: +44 20 7814 8028
M: +44 7967 610 804

EmailE: jlevin@wfw.com

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Joe is a Partner in the firm’s Energy & Infrastructure group, based in London. Joe advises lenders and sponsors on a number of project, borrowing based and other structured financings and has a particularly impressive track record in upstream oil and gas financings, advising both multilateral and commercial lenders. Joe has worked on a number of project financings in the energy and infrastructure sectors both in the UK, Africa and the Middle East. His main clients include commercial and multilateral banks, exploration & production companies and project sponsors.

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    Joe’s relevant experience includes advising:
    • A syndicate of banks consisting of BMO Capital Markets, BNP Paribas, ANZ Banking Group and Scotia Bank Europe as lenders on a Reserve-Based Lending Facility with an initial availability of US$100m to the International Petroleum Corporation for its inaugural financing.
    • A syndicate of banks consisting of DnB, ING, BNP Paribas, Citi and BMO as lenders on a US$1.5bn Reserve-Based Lending Facility to Chrysaor for the acquisition of a portfolio of UK North Sea assets from Royal Dutch Shell. The deal is subject to partner and regulatory approvals, with completion expected in the second half of 2017.
    • BNP Paribas as Agent (and a syndicate of lenders including BNPP, DnB, CBA, ING, Wells Fargo and RBS) on the refinancing of the $250m RBL Facility and NOK 1 billion exploration facility for Faroe Petroleum.
    • Nedbank, IFC, HSBC and SCB on the up to $500m RBL Facility for Petroceltic International.
    • Nedbank in respect of the Po Valley Energy €20m RBL Facility.
    • A global bank (as Agent) in respect of amendments to, and the repayment of, various loan facilities provided in favour of JBF Group.
    • A multilateral lender on a borrowing base commodities financing for Ukrainian subsidiaries of the Vioil Group.
    • BNP Paribas and HSBC on amendments to, and in respect of the repayment of, the US$50m RBL Facility for Sea Dragon Energy in relation to oil & gas concessions in Egypt.
    • PetroLink (a subsidiary of KGL Investments) on the refinancing of a US$30m convertible loan to Circle Oil Plc.
    • A multilateral bank on a US$28m loan to independent Egyptian oil and gas services company Advanced Energy Systems SAE to fund the acquisition of a new offshore jack-up gas drilling rig.
    • Sound Oil, a Mediterranean focused AIM-listed oil & gas exploration and production company, on a €7m RBL Facility for developing its Nervesa gas discovery in onshore north eastern Italy.

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