Steve Curtis

  • Partner
  • Esteve.curtis@lw.com
  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
  • T +44.20.7710.1123
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Profile

Steve Curtis is a partner in the Finance Department of the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Structured Finance Practice.

Mr. Curtis specialises in structured debt/securitisation financings across all major asset classes, focusing in particular on infrastructure, regulated utilities, commercial real estate, and operating assets.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Curtis was a partner at a leading magic circle law firm.

Experience

Mr. Curtis’ experience* includes:

Utilities
  • Southern Water MidCo – adviser to bank lenders on secured debt issuance platform established by Greensands Finance Limited
  • Scotia Gas Midco – adviser to the capex lenders on the secured debt issuance platform established by SGN
  • Quadgas Midco – adviser to the company and the investor consortium on the secured debt issuance platform established to acquire Cadent Gas Limited
  • Elenia Oy – adviser to the Finnish electricity distribution company on all aspects of its whole business securitisation financing
  • Wales & West Utilities – advisor to WWU on all aspects of its whole business securitisation financing
  • Affinity Water – adviser to funders on its whole business securitisation financing
  • Yorkshire Water – adviser to funders on its whole business securitisation platform
  • Thames Water – adviser to funders on its whole business securitisation platform
  • South East Water – adviser to funders on its whole business securitisation platform
  • Southern Water – adviser to funders on its whole business securitisation platform
  • Dwr Cymru (Glas) – adviser to funders on its whole business securitisation platform
Infrastructure
  • Galaxy Pipeline Assets Bidco Limited on its public offering of US$4 billion senior secured bonds monetizing equity distributions from its 47.7% stake in ADNOC Gas Pipeline Assets LLC which is subject to a “ship or pay” offtake agreement with ADNOC
  • Venice Airport – adviser to the company on its secured bank/private placement refinancing
  • Tank and Rast – adviser to the company on its whole business securitisation platform
  • AVR – advisor to AVR on its whole business securitisation platform backed by revenues from its waste to energy businesses in the Netherlands
  • Gatwick – advisor to Gatwick on its whole business securitisation programme
  • Arqiva – advised arrangers, lenders and hedging counterparties on its whole business securitisation programme
  • UPP – advised arrangers on structured debt refinancing programme
  • Peel Ports – advised arrangers, lenders and hedging counterparties its whole business securitisation programme
  • ABP – advised arrangers, lenders and hedge counterparties on a structured debt refinancing programme
  • BAA – advised arrangers on the whole business securitisation refinancing of BAA's London Airports
Other Corporates and operating assets
  • The AA – original advisor to The AA on its whole business securitisation, high yield and PIK financings and subsequent advisor to banks providing financing in connection with Towerbrook and Warburg Pincus’ acquisition of The AA
  • RAC – advised arrangers on its whole business securitisation
  • Arsenal Football Club – advisor to the club on whole business securitisation financing
  • Stadium financing for Newcastle United Football Club
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Senior and mezzanine financing of the Grosvenor House Hotel, London
  • Senior financings of the Ritz Hotel, London and the Beaumont Hotel, London
  • Senior and mezzanine financings of Blackstone sponsored logistics assets in UK and Europe
  • Secured corporate bond for Logicor UK
  • Senior and mezzanine financings and securitised bond issues for multi-family assets in Germany and Finland
  • Secured debt issuance platform for Land Securities plc
  • Numerous NPL financings in Spain, Ireland, Portugal, UK, Italy, and Germany

*Matters handled prior to joining Latham

Thought Leadership

  • European Commission Proposes Amended Framework for the Securitisation of Non-Performing Exposures -  September 08, 2020
  • Impact of COVID-19 Measures on European Asset-Backed Securitisations -  April 24, 2020
"Steve's reputation is phenomenal and he has very good relationships."Chambers UK 2022
Bar Qualification
  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
Education
  • , College of Law, 1990
    First Class, Solicitors Finals Examinations
  • LL.B. (Hons), University of Manchester, 1989
    Upper Second
Practices
  • Structured Finance