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Ted Harrison

Ted Harrison

Partner

I am a debt finance lawyer advising largely on fund finance, corporate lending, acquisition finance, real estate finance and debt restructuring.

About

I am a Partner in our Funds, Finance & Regulatory team. I qualified in 1997 and have extensive experience of debt finance transactions and relationship management in the funds, asset management, private equity, insurance, lending, technology, telecommunications, utilities, infrastructure, commercial real estate, hotels, health and care areas.

I recently joined the FF&R team to work with colleagues who advise on what are the main aspects of my practice: debt finance, usually involving investment funds and invariably within a regulated sector. As do I, those colleagues act on domestic and cross-border matters in a variety of fields.

In advising through a number of upturns and downturns and also stabler periods, I have developed and maintained a broad practice so as to be able to offer clients several potential ways to achieve their commercial aims. Structuring transactions, as well as executing them, has therefore become an important part of my work.

I have a keen interest in sport which has refocused over the years from participating to spectating and encouraging my children, though I still play tennis and run a fair bit. As an exile to London from the North West of England, I remain a devoted fan of the football, rugby and cricket teams I grew up supporting!

Expertise

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 aim to provide clients with practical and commercial legal advice. By drawing upon our understanding of the needs of both borrowers and lenders, we are able to suggest innovative financing structures and anticipate issues in order to identify and solve problems early on.

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We are able to suggest innovative financing structures and anticipate issues in order to identify and solve problems early on.

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Our technology team covers the full range of advisory and transactional work, from day-to-day commercial advice, such as software licensing and channel arrangements, through to negotiating major systems procurement, systems integration and outsourcing transactions.

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Through our extensive relationships with law firms around the world, our clients gain access to teams of lawyers worldwide with a deep understanding of the legal issues faced by businesses in the energy and resources sectors. We have particular experience of energy-related transactions in Africa and Eastern Europe.

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We’re experienced in coordinating multi-jurisdictional teams to manage our clients’ needs around the globe and have good links with a number of firms in the main crypto-friendly jurisdictions. We combine our lawyers’ experience with that of the most appropriate local law firm. This enables us to provide our clients with advice from specialists with the most relevant experience in each jurisdiction, delivered in a collaborative way.

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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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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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We advise secondary and primary-market investors in a range of sectors, PPPs/PFI and asset-backed vehicles we advise investors and contractors on their involvement with PPPs, PFIs and asset-backed vehicles and are experienced in drafting and negotiating appropriate forms of contract (including standard forms) and associated sub-contracts. We also act for a number of investors and contractors on existing renewable energy and battery storage projects, PPPs and PFIs, including advice to investors on the acquisition of portfolios of PFI/ PPP and renewable energy generation assets.

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We are an experienced team representing policyholders and their captives in litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution with insurers. The group also advises on insurance programmes and renewals, on the drafting and interpretation of policies, including Warranty & Indemnity cover for M&A deals, and on properly notifying and presenting claims to insurers.

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