BenFox

Partner

Amsterdam + 31.20.305.4216 London + 44.20.7039.5236

Ben Fox has been at the heart of the Dutch loan market since 2001, where he has worked on a number of the largest and most complex financings. He has advised lenders (banks, funds, and alternative capital providers) and corporate borrowers on a wide range of loan products. As an English law qualified lawyer, many of Ben's deals have an international element, and he also has developed a significant Dutch domestic practice.

Ben's experience covers investment-grade corporate loans, acquisition financing, public bid financing, secured asset and real estate-backed lending, structured senior and mezzanine loans, trade and commodity financing, and bespoke debt structures for specific projects, with experience at the origination, refinancing, recapitalization, and restructuring stages of transactions.

Additionally, Ben has played a significant role in the development of the market standards for legal documentation for European private loan agreements.

Experience

  • Ad hoc group of senior secured lenders advised in landmark restructuring of the syncreon groupJones Day acted for the ad hoc group of senior secured lenders in the landmark restructuring of the global logistics syncreon group which was implemented via English Schemes of arrangement, with chapter 15 recognition in the U.S. and CCAA recognition in Canada.
  • ABN AMRO, DBS Bank, HSBC, and United Overseas Bank provide sustainability-linked US$650 million revolving loan facility to Louis Dreyfus Company Asia Pte. Ltd.Jones Day represented ABN AMRO Bank N.V., DBS Bank Ltd., HSBC, and United Overseas Bank Limited, as mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners, ABN AMRO Bank N.V. and DBS Bank Ltd., as sustainability coordinators, and each of the lenders in connection with a sustainability-linked US$650 million revolving loan facility provided to Louis Dreyfus Company Asia Pte. Ltd.
  • AURELIUS sells Solidus Solutions for €330 million (US$375.6 million)Jones Day advised AURELIUS Equity Opportunities SE & Co. KGaA on the full shop auction sale of the Solidus Solutions group to funds advised by Centerbridge Partners, L.P.
  • BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV arranges financing for SD WorxJones Day advised syndicate members BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV and ING Belgium NV/SA in the repayment of the financing by SD Worx Staffing & Career Solutions - Holding NV and the release of the security interests related thereto; and the amendment of the financing by BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV and Belfius Bank SA/NV of SD Worx Holding NV and the accession of two SD Worx group entities, as guarantor.
  • Syndicate consisting of Belfius Bank, BNP Paribas Fortis, ING, and KBC Bank provide credit facility to Mediahuis for acquisition of Independent News & MediaJones Day represented a syndicate of banks consisting of Belfius Bank SA/NV, BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV, ING Belgium SA/NV, and KBC Bank NV in connection with a credit facility provided to Mediahuis, a Belgian newspaper publishing and broadcast media company, to finance the acquisition of Independent News & Media PLC, a media company located in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
  • Gimv invests in Coolworld RentalsJones Day advised Gimv in its acquisition of a majority shareholding in fast-growing Coolworld Rentals, a full-service renter of cooling and heating equipment.
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