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Adrian Mawlabaux

Adrian Mawlabaux

Senior Associate

I specialise in the formation and deployment of private investment funds, corporate M&A and joint venture transactions, listed debt programmes, debt securitisation and Eurobond listings.

About

My experience in private funds includes advising the full spectrum of fund stakeholders (including sponsors, managers and investors) pursuing all major private equity strategies including buyout, venture capital, real estate and debt.

I also advise on a broad range of corporate matters (private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring and corporate advisory matters) and debt finance transactions on which my experience includes acting for issuers, investors and servicers on the structuring, servicing and listing of single or multi-tranche listed debt programmes, debt securitisations, Eurobond listings and sports receivables financing (with particular expertise in the financing of football transfer fees).

From my experience of representing clients on funds, finance and corporate matters I have developed a unique collection of technical skills and market knowledge across a variety of transaction types. As a result of my experience I am able to help my clients achieve their objectives often by finding pragmatic solutions to any issues which arise in the course of a transaction. I am fiercely dedicated to my work, enjoy challenging deadlines and find the drafting of legal documents to be immensely satisfying.

Away from work I enjoy sports, cooking and travel. I am also a trustee of the Tottenham Tribute Trust, a registered charity created by a joint initiative with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club to provide assistance to anyone connected with the Club who has fallen on difficult times.

Expertise

The betting and gaming sector has rapidly expanded and evolved in recent years as ‘re-regulation’, new technologies, and changing behaviour have fostered innovation and adaptation on all fronts. We’re experienced in advising clients on this rapidly evolving regulatory environment.

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Our dedicated Funds team offer our clients a full range of legal services from a fund’s inception right through to its dissolution or disposal, including potential restructuring and consideration of exit strategies.

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We provide comprehensive advisory and transactional services to our clients. Our lawyers understand the regulatory environment in which both lenders and borrowers operate and the diverse range of financing structures now available.

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We provide practical solutions in contentious and non-contentious situations involving financially distressed businesses through our corporate restructuring and insolvency group. The team advises insolvency practitioners, banks, other lending institutions, stakeholders, troubled companies, directors and individuals on a variety of corporate insolvency-related issues.

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We have a detailed appreciation of the hotel industry’s dynamics and an understanding of the corporate, commercial, tax, real estate, planning and construction issues that affect businesses in the sector. This enables us to support clients in undertaking a wide range of sophisticated and complex transactions both in the UK and internationally.

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The leisure sector is experiencing a period of accelerated change and expansion in response to new technologies and changing consumer behaviours. Drawing on the expertise of our diverse firm, our team provides advice on a wide range of legal and business challenges.

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We advise on all the key issues affecting the property industry, including regeneration and development schemes, investment, funding, construction matters, property disputes, portfolio management, planning, taxation and the creation of corporate structures.

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Our sector experience spans a wide range of sports including motor racing, where we have advised teams and drivers in Formula 1, A1 GP, World Rally, Cart, Indy Car and Moto GP, and cricket, football, golf and cycling. We have supported clients on a range of a matters including: intellectual property, sponsorship, broadcasting & web rights, fundraising, events, and regulatory issues.

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Our dedicated Funds team offer our clients a full range of legal services from a fund’s inception right through to its dissolution or disposal, including potential restructuring and consideration of exit strategies.

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Experience

  • Advising the sponsor on the formation and financing arrangements of a private €300m specialist debt fund which provides financing to professional football clubs.
  • Advising Gareth Bale on his (then) world record transfer from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid and related image rights arrangements in 2013 and on his loan move back to Tottenham Hotspur in 2020.
  • Advising on the securitisation of a €150m portfolio of football player transfer receivables.
  • Advising the majority shareholders on their disposal of the multi-award winning Hotel Saint Barth Isle de France in St Barths to LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.
  • Advising a consortium on the investor funding arrangements and corporate acquisition of the five star Le Toiny hotel in St Barths from a US based real estate investment fund.

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