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David Patterson


An associate within the Carey Olsen corporate group with a focus on its finance practice, David has a variety of experience advising both lenders and borrowers including funds in cross-border financing, restructurings and securitisations involving special purpose corporate vehicle, partnership and trust structures. Recent notable deals include advising:

  •  lender-side on the provision of cGBP500m and EUR225m syndicated facilities to a corporate group structure across four jurisdictions involving 20+ Jersey corporate entities and unit trusts, with the taking of supporting Jersey account, receivables and share security, intra-group subordination and guarantees;
  • lender-side on the provision (and subsequent refinance of) GBP227m (senior) and GBP53m (mezzanine) US-led syndicated facilities to a predominantly Jersey-based group of corporates and unit trusts, with the taking of English (all-asset), Jersey ("all-asset"), Luxembourg (account) and Isle of Man (share) security and associated intercreditor (and group) subordination;
  •  lender-side on the provision of a EUR250m facility to a c£1.8bn Jersey limited partnership real estate fund and the taking of supporting Jersey account and receivables security;
  • borrower-side on the provision of a GBP30m bi-lateral facility to a US-owned Cayman Islands SPV borrower and subsequent £90m purchase of units in a Jersey unit trust property investment fund with the taking of supporting unit security; and
  • borrower-side on the provision of a GBP25m bi-lateral facility to a litigation funding business using a Jersey protected cell company structure and the taking of supporting Jersey share and debt receivables security, other non-Jersey security across three jurisdictions and intra-group debt subordination.


David was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2012 and achieved his bachelor of law degree at the University of Sheffield.

English-law qualified with experience in the United Kingdom (Squire Patton Boggs), Moscow (Allen & Overy) and off-shore (Carey Olsen), previous roles also include in-house secondments to The Royal Bank of Scotland, following which he became the most junior lawyer to be shortlisted for a regional rising star award in corporate turnaround, and as a legal adviser to a FTSE-listed group including Europe’s largest online sports retailer.

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