This major restructuring deal is Nabarro Nathanson’s largest transaction for the Topland Group to date. Property partner John Samson has been working for the group on its more complex property transactions for some time and the firm has provided ongoing structuring and financing advice. The relationship was further consolidated when the group appointed Pat Bamford of Associated British Ports (ABP) as its finance director in December 2000. Banking partner Kim McMurray had previously worked with Bamford while he was at ABP on the financing aspects of the launch of the Cardiff Bay Partnership in October 2000.