Steve Curtis

London
  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
 
 

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 financings across all major asset classes, focusing in particular on infrastructure, regulated utilities, and commercial real estate.
Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Curtis was a partner at a leading magic circle law firm.

Mr. Curtis’ representative 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 company on its secured debt issuance programme
  • Wales & West Utilities – advisor to WWU on its secured debt issuance platform
  • Affinity Water – adviser to funders on secured debt issuance platform
  • Yorkshire Water – adviser to funders on secured debt issuance platform
  • Thames Water – adviser to funders on secured debt issuance platform
  • South East Water – adviser to funders on secured debt issuance platform
  • Southern Water – adviser to funders on secured debt issuance platform
  • Dwr Cymru (Glas) – adviser to funders on secured debt issuance platform
  • Vier Gas – advised private placement investors
  • Madrilena Gas – advised arrangers and dealers on EMTN establishment and issuance
  • Viesgo – advised arrangers and dealers on EMTN establishment and issuance

Infrastructure

  • Venice Airport – adviser to the company on its secured refinancing
  • Tank and Rast – adviser to the company on its secured debt issuance platform
  • AVR – advisor to AVR on its structured debt issuance platform backed and secured over revenues from its waste to energy businesses
  • Gatwick – advisor to Gatwick on its whole business securitisation programme
  • Arqiva – advised arrangers, lenders and hedging counterparties on structured debt refinancing programme
  • UPP – advised arrangers on structured debt refinancing programme
  • Peel Ports – advised arrangers, lenders and hedging counterparties on a structured debt refinancing programme
  • ABP – advised arrangers, lenders and hedge counterparties on a structured debt refinancing programme
  • BAA – advised arrangers on whole business securitisation refinancing of BAA's London Airports
  • Network Rail – advised arrangers on £20 billion debt issuance programme

Other Corporates

  • The AA – advisor to The AA on its whole business securitisation, high yield and PIK financings
  • RAC – advised arrangers on its whole business securitisation
  • Arsenal Football Club – advisor to the club on its existing stadium 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 secured corporate 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

 
  • 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
 
 
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