John Sayers



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General Experience

John advises on a broad range of bilateral, syndicated and structured lending in both developed and developing markets with a particular focus on commodities, trade & export finance, private and retail funds and renewable energy.

John is ranked as a leading individual for trade finance in the 2016 and 2017 editions of Legal 500 UK, and also ranked in the list of leading banking & finance (lenders) lawyers in London in the 2016 and 2017 editions of Chambers and Partners. John speaks regularly at external and internal events.

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Recent Work
  • advised Mainstream Renewable Power on a mezzanine financing of its equity contributions for the project financed construction of two windfarms in Chile
  • advised lender on €430m hybrid funds finance facility to a credit fund, secured on capital call rights and a fluctuating portfolio of leveraged loan and bond interests
  • advised lender on €350m asset backed funds finance facility secured on portfolio of assets in the sports, media and entertainment sectors
  • advised African Mobile Networks on debt financing from the European Investment Bank and others to build rural mobile tower networks in Cameroon and East D.R. Congo
  • advised Freepoint Commodities LLC in connection with its US$1.3b committed borrowing base revolver
  • advised AIG on their partnership with PrimeRevenue to provide an innovative supply chain finance platform for the sub-investment grade market.
Previous Projects




John joined Simmons & Simmons in 1999 and qualified in 2001, becoming a partner in 2011.