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Walkers BVI Acts on US$500 Million Biohaven Structured Loan Facility

Walkers' British Virgin Islands ("BVI") office has acted as BVI counsel to Sixth Street Partners LLC, a leading global investment firm, in relation to a US$500 million structured term loan financing facility to Biohaven Pharmaceutical Holding Company Ltd. ("Biohaven"), a BVI incorporated NYSE listed company. The deal closed on 7 August 2020.

Biohaven will use the proceeds for the development, promotion, and commercial launch of the FDA-approved NURTEC™ ODT (rimegepant), used for the acute treatment of migraines, as well as for general corporate purposes of Biohaven and its subsidiaries.

The Walkers' BVI team, instructed by onshore counsel Latham & Watkins, comprised BVI Managing Partner Matthew Cowman, senior counsel Omonike Robinson-Pickering and associates Brittney Smith and Royan George.

Walkers Acts on Acquisition of International Car Wash Group

Walkers is pleased to have acted as Cayman Islands counsel to Driven Brands, the parent company of North America’s leading automotive service brands and a portfolio company of Roark Capital, in its acquisition of International Car Wash Group, the global leader in the car wash industry. The transaction makes Driven Brands the largest automotive aftermarket services company by location count in North America.

Walkers was instructed by onshore law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP and the team was led by Cayman Islands partner Bicrom Das, with assistance from senior counsel Hugh Anderson and associate Sam Francis.

Walkers Advises The Commercial Bank (P.S.Q.C) of Qatar

Walkers advised Commercial Bank, a leading Qatari financial institution, on Bermuda law aspects in connection with the update to its US$5 billion Euro Medium Term Note Programme, under which the bank may directly, or indirectly through its wholly owned subsidiary, CBQ Finance Limited, a company incorporated in Bermuda, issue senior or subordinated guaranteed notes in multiple currencies.

The Dealers under the Programme are Al Khaliji, ANZ, Barclays, BNP Paribas, BofA Securities, Citigroup, Commerzbank, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Mizuho Securities, Morgan Stanley, Standard Chartered Bank, QNB Capital and The Commercial Bank.

The Walkers team was led by Hong Kong partner Nicholas Davies and Bermuda partner Adam Bathgate with assistance from Hong Kong associate Sonya Saxena.

Clifford Chance advised The Commercial Bank on the English law aspects and Simmons & Simmons Middle East acted for the Dealers.

Walkers Advises Productivity Media Inc on International Media Fund Launch

Walkers has advised on the launch of a new fund targeting finance solutions for film and TV projects across Europe, Australia and New Zealand for Productivity Media Inc.

A Walkers team led by group partner Leanne Wallser along with senior associate Joseph Barker-Willis, advised on the Jersey law aspects of the launch.

The fund's target market will include Canadian, American, United Kingdom, French, German, Maltese, Australian and New Zealand film and television producers (as well as film and television producers from other jurisdictions) with budgets generally in the range of US$2 million to US$50 million.

Group partner Leanne Wallser said: "This launch demonstrates not just the confidence in the Jersey Private Fund model, but also its versatility as an international investment vehicle. We are very pleased to have been able to support Productivity Media Inc and to have worked with Osborne Clarke on this matter."

OPAL Virtual CLO Summit: CRE CLOs

Join Walkers' Corporate partner Paige Gaston-Thiery at the annual OPAL Group's CLO Summit for an in-depth panel discussion on commercial real estate CLOs. 

Date: Friday 11 December
Time: 
10.00 am EST

Moderator 
Steven Kolyer, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Panelists
Paige Gaston-Thiery, Partner, Walkers
Deryk Meherik, Senior Vice President, Moody's Investors Service
Douglas Armer, Executive Vice President, Capital Markets, and Treasurer, Blackstone Mortgage Trust
Matt Lyons, Partner, Clifford Chance
Simon Miller, Portfolio Manager, CMBS/CRE, DoubleLine Capital LP

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