Zoë Connor has extensive experience advising a variety of lenders, borrowers, sponsors, financial institutions and corporates across a range of cross-border and domestic financing transactions, with particular focus on the financing of investment funds and financial institutions (including non-bank lenders and insurance) as well as investment grade syndicated and bilateral loan financing transactions.
Zoë advises agents, arrangers, lenders and sponsors on fund finance transactions across all fund sectors (including private equity, credit, infrastructure, energy, real estate, funds of funds, single accounts, investment trusts, open ended funds and other investment funds) and has acted as lead counsel on many of the market's largest fund finance facilities to top-tier global funds. Zoë's practice covers the full range of fund finance products from subscription credit/capital call facilities to hybrid and NAV facilities as well as general partner/manager support, co-invest facilities and other types of liquidity facilities provided to funds.
Zoë also has significant experience in acting on asset backed finance transactions to mortgage/bridging/leasing/consumer finance/debt purchase businesses across the UK, has led a number of insurance-related finance transactions for both lenders and borrowers including letter of credit facilities to provide funds at Lloyd's and advises on senior bank debt including large corporate credit facilities and general commercial lending. Broader general experience includes acquisition finance and real estate finance.
During her career, Zoë has also gained valuable experience whilst on client secondments to both legal and business teams within the corporate and financial institutions lending sectors.
Clients appreciate Zoë’s dedicated, practical and proactive approach, as she looks to find solutions and works well under pressure.