Tom Dell’Avvocato is a director in our Financial Services Practice Group. Tom is experienced in non-contentious banking and finance transactions, with a focus on domestic and cross-border leveraged and asset-based lending. Tom acts for banks, alternative lenders and corporate borrowers and is recognised as a Rising Star in The Legal 500 and One to Watch in the United Kingdom in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers. In addition, Tom has been ranked as a Stand-out Lawyer by Thomson Reuters in 2024.

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  • Lead counsel in £230 million syndicated back-to-back facilities to a provider of asset-based lending solutions in the UK.
  • Special counsel to a new participant in €125 million bifurcated US and European term loan and asset-based lending facilities to a global fashion retail company, including amendment and restatement of funded risk participation agreement.
  • Lead counsel to a UK-, US- and Canada-based funder in relation to the provision of commercial distribution and channel finance programmes for the tech sector.
  • Lead counsel to a European bank in a €100 million pan-European securitisation-style receivables finance programme.
  • Special counsel to a global distributor of chemical products in connection with a receivables securitisation programme.
  • Lead counsel to a bank syndicate in a sponsor-backed inventory finance facilities to latest market disruptor of online vehicle sales.
  • Special counsel to Premier League and European football clubs in connection with the assignment of entitlement to transfer compensation fees and related settlement terms.
  • Lead counsel to a prominent investment firm in relation to second lien inventory finance facilities provided to a retail group in connection with its pre-pack administration.
  • Completed a client secondment with Wells Fargo, London.
  • Lead counsel to a luxury makeup and skincare retailer in relation to leveraged cross-border revolving credit facilities.
  • Lead counsel to the funders in £85 million sponsor-backed acquisition finance facilities for a UK plant and machinery business.
  • Special counsel to the lenders in €50 million Dutch law governed syndicated asset-based lending facilities to a European consumer electronics distributor.
  • Special counsel to US fund in US$96 million second lien term loan acquisition finance facilities.
  • Advising a US fund in €80 million receivables and supply chain finance facilities to a European mining and metals manufacturing group.
  • Acting for trustees of pension schemes in connection with the structuring and certification of PPF contingent asset arrangements. Advising in connection with portfolio matters, such as restructuring indebtedness, legal reviews relating to bond structures, infrastructure and other potential investments.
  • Advising the lead bank in respect of £150 million syndicated facilities to a large UK-based insurance broker.
  • Advising a UK bank in respect of £24 million term loan property investment facilities to a group based in Germany and Cyprus.
  • Advising a US alternative lender on a number of sponsor-backed transactions and other refinancings.
  • Client secondment with The Royal Bank of Scotland.
  • Assisting a leading European bank in the development of an SPV structure and documentation for the securitisation of receivables.
  • Assisting with the completion of £125 million syndicated facilities for a sponsor-backed acquisition of a whisky distillery.
  • Advising a US asset-based financier in respect of facilities to a cross-border group based in the UK, Sweden and the Netherlands.
  • Advising a UK bank in respect of receivables purchase facilities, term loan facilities and intercreditor arrangements for a metal printer and plastics recycler.
  • Advising a large national CIS bank in connection with the restructuring of US$60 million loan participation notes.
  • Advising a UK bank in connection with asset-based lending and trade finance facilities to a major UK rice supplier.
  • Assisting with the senior refinancing of a large British fashion retailer.
  • Advising a UK bank in respect of £50 million stocking facilities.
  • Advising a UK bank in respect of asset-based lending facilities to a Guernsey-based group for acquisition finance and working capital purposes.
  • Advising lenders, borrowers and trustees in respect of portfolio matters.
  • Advising financial institutions, corporates and individuals in respect of a variety of finance and banking matters generally.


  • University of Law, Graduate Diploma in Law, LPC, LL.B.


  • England and Wales
  • Recognised as a Rising Star in The Legal 500
  • Recognised as One to Watch in the United Kingdom for Banking and Finance Law in Best Lawyers 2024
  • Ranked as a Stand-out Lawyer by Thomson Reuters 2024
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