Norton Rose advises on the refinancing of Eco-Bat Technologies

29 November 2011

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International legal practice Norton Rose LLP has advised Barclays Bank plc and ING Bank, a branch of ING-DiBa AG, on the refinancing of loan facilities for Eco-Bat Technologies Group, the world’s largest producer of lead and lead alloys.

A team drawn from four of Norton Rose LLP’s offices advised Barclays and ING on the deal, which will provide Eco-Bat with asset based borrowing and loan facilities which are secured by a multi-jurisdictional security package in Austria, France, Germany, Italy and the UK.

The deal was led by London-based partner James Dunnett assisted by senior associates Tim Waghorn and Andrew Roycroft, associate William Lo and trainee Cynthia Lee.  

Support from other offices was provided by:

  • Milan: partner Arturo Sferruzza, assisted by associates Marcello Ciampi and Francesca Staffieri
  • Munich: partner Dirk Trautmann assisted by associates Steffi Birkholz, Markus Radbruch and Andreas Berberich
  • Paris: partner Martin Gdanski and of counsel Caroline Sommer

Tibor Varga and Anita Esztergomi of Dorda Brugger Jordis GmbH in Vienna advised in relation to Austrian law.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom advised Eco-Bat in relation to Austrian, English, French and German law.  Studio Legale Chiomenti advised Eco-Bat in relation to Italian law.

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Jane Lougher, PR Manager, Norton Rose LLP
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jane.lougher@nortonrose.com