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Lewis Gaut


Lewis is a Partner in the Leverage Finance Team in London, specialising in Sports Finance and Structured Real Estate Finance.

He has a broad range of experience advising global investment banks, debt funds, institutional investors, leagues and clubs on various sports finance transactions spanning stadium developments, media financings, club acquisitions, league-wide finance packages and player transfer financings.

He also regularly advises lenders (both senior and mezzanine) and sponsors on multi-jurisdictional structured real estate finance transactions and loan-on-loan financings. He has also advised on the restructuring and work-out of legacy CMBS transactions.

Lewis is also an active member of the Commercial Real Estate Financial Council (CREFC)'s European intercreditor working group.


  • Acting for an issuer in connection with the issuance of £80 million worth of secured notes, secured against a portfolio of over 800 properties in the UK
  • Acting for Aareal Bank AG in connection with a multijurisdictional investment loan of up to €1 billion to Invesco
  • Advising Deutsche Bank in respect of the restructuring of the Brunel Shopping Centre Loan (£110 million), a distressed loan secured against an English shopping centre finance through the Deco 6 CMBS which required undertaking a discounted pay off process and an acquisition financing and an innovative note issuance structure including a listing on the Channel Islands Securities Exchange
  • Acting for Goldman Sachs Bank USA, HSBC Bank plc and Bank of America Merrill Lynch International Limited on their £425 million financing of Tottenham Hotspur's new, multi-purpose, 61,500 seat stadium
  • Acting for Goldman Sachs Bank in connection with the placing of FC Internazionale Milano S.p.A.'s (Inter Milan FC's Media vehicle) €300 million in aggregate principal amount of 4.875 percent Senior Secured Notes
  • Advising a top-tier European football club on the receivables financing of a player transfer
  • The University of Birmingham, LLB Law, Class I
  • The College of Law, Birmingham, LPC Distinction