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  Vanessa Xu



Vanessa (Yang) Xu is a Partner in the London leveraged and acquisition finance team. Vanessa advises on a range of structured finance transactions and has particular experience in domestic and cross-border leveraged buyouts. She is particularly proficient in advising financial sponsors and other borrowers on leveraged finance transactions with a multi-jurisdictional component and is regarded by those clients as a highly credible practitioner in this field. She has experience at all levels of the capital structure of these transactions, including bank/bond transactions, “cov-lite” and “cov-loose” loans, TLB, second lien, unitranche and PIK instruments.

Vanessa is technically excellent and extremely versatile. Before moving to London in 2010, Vanessa worked in the A&O Shanghai and Hong Kong offices for 4 years and her experience includes advising lenders and borrowers on real estate financing, acquisition financing, general lending, project financing and assets financing and advising private equity clients on corporate M&A transactions. She has also advised lenders and borrowers on a number of China outbound acquisition financings in Europe in recent years.

Professional qualifications

Attorney and Counselor-at-law, the State of New York

Solicitor, England and Wales

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