SJ Berwin (Richard Lever) advised online grocer Ocado on its £20m refinancing by investors John Lewis and UBS Warburg. John Lewis was advised by Lovells (Frances Le Grys) and UBS was advised by Linklaters (Richard Youle).
Ashurst Morris Crisp (SiâWithey) advised ABN Amro Trustee on a €200m (£128.6) synthetic collateralised debt obligation of consumer receivables. Arranger ABN Amro Bank was advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
Allen & Overy (Angus Duncan) advised Rabobank International and Robeco Alternative Investments on a €250m (£160.8m) bond issue collateralising a E1bn (£643m) portfolio of synthetic obligation entered into by Robeco CDO IV.
Clifford Chance advised Schroder Salomon Smith Barney as sole arranger of the securitisation of commercial mortgage loans by Northern Rock. Northern Rock was advised by Allen & Overy (Julian Tucker).