International law firm Watson Farley and Williams LLP (“WFW”) advised Nordea Bank AB (publ) (“Nordea”) in relation to a €280m loan facility for AS Tallink Grupp. The loan facility was advanced on 20 December 2016 and refinanced an existing €440m loan facility and provided finance for the working capital and general corporate purposes of AS Tallink Grupp and its subsidiaries. The facility is secured by mortgages over five ferries with primary registrations in Sweden, Cyprus and Finland. Mandated lead arrangers are Nordea Bank Finland Plc, Danske Bank A/S, KfW IPEX-Bank GmbH, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (publ), Swedbank AS, HSH Nordbank AG and Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale.
London maritime Partner, Michael O’Donnell led the WFW team acting for Nordea on the loan facility, assisted by Associates Nigel Willis and Joanna Goode.
Michael commented: “We were very pleased to act for Nordea on this loan facility which refinanced the earlier €440m facility on which we also acted for them”.