John Tawadrous’ practice focuses primarily on the representation of investment banks, private credit funds, corporate borrower clients, and private equity sponsors in leveraged and acquisition finance transactions. John helps these clients structure, negotiate, and document complex financing transactions (both secured and unsecured) in jurisdictions across the world. He also counsels clients through leveraged buyout transactions, project financings, investment grade deals, restructuring exercises, and the refinancing and repricing of existing credits.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster’s Finance & Projects group, John was an associate at another major law firm in New York. Before that, he gained experience as an associate in the finance group of global law firms in Australia.
- Represented the joint lead arrangers and administrative agent in connection with a $150 million syndicated term loan, a $20 million revolving credit facility, and a $40 million syndicated delayed draw term facility to a portfolio company of a bulge bracket private equity fund.
- Represented the joint lead arrangers and administrative agent in connection with a $535 million senior secured first-lien term loan and a $125 million senior secured second-lien term loan for a corporate borrower.
- Represented the joint lead arrangers and administrative agent in connection with the repricing of a $1.32 billion term loan facility and a $75 million revolving loan facility for a public company.
- Represented the administrative agent and private credit funds, as lenders, in connection with commitments for a $120 million incremental term loan for a corporate borrower.
- Represented the administrative agent and lender in connection with an unsecured $220 million term loan to an investment grade utility company.
- Represented the administrative agent in connection with an amendment to a public company’s $1 billion five-year revolving credit facility.
- Represented a corporate borrower in relation to a $56 million bilateral term loan facility provided by a commercial bank.
- Represented a private credit fund, as administrative agent and lender, in connection with the successful restructuring of the approximately $90 million outstanding debt under a corporate borrower’s $117 million senior secured term loan facility.
- Represented a private credit fund, as administrative agent and lenders, in connection with the successful restructuring of approximately $65 million of $95 million in principal and interest outstanding under the corporate borrower’s senior secured term loan facility.