Overview

Nicola Ezra advises institutional clients on the structuring and execution of international finance transactions. She has substantial experience in all forms of debt finance, including syndicated, project and leveraged finance, international trade and export finance, corporate banking, fund financing and debt restructuring.
Nicola acts for commercial lenders, multilateral financial institutions and development banks, and has advised international corporate borrowers and sponsors in the U.K. and in multiple jurisdictions spanning Central and Eastern Europe, sub-Saharan Africa and the Americas.

Past Experience

Nicola has more than 20 years’ experience in practice with English and North American international law firms and as in-house counsel with a European investment bank and Group Senior Finance Counsel with the leading TV and broadcasting group in Central and Eastern Europe. In this role, she managed the group’s multi-jurisdictional leveraged, project and corporate financing transactions, including the financing of a $400 million acquisition of a broadcasting group in Bulgaria and several highly innovative multi-sourced cross-border debt financings. In addition to her transactional leadership, she provided the group’s finance executive leadership with day-to-day strategic legal advice.

Personal Interests

A sports enthusiast in general, Nicola enjoys middle distance running and tennis and she follows many sports. She also enjoys her involvement in innovative projects within her local community.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

England & Wales

Education

University of London
LL.M. in International Finance Law (1993)

University of Birmingham
LL.B. Upper Second Class Honours, Smalley-Baker Prize for Jurisprudence (1986)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • U.K. Loan Market Association Documentation Committee
  • International Project Finance Association
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