Billy Fraser Associate


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2017 - Solicitor of England & Wales


Primary office:  London




Billy Fraser

Billy Fraser is an associate in the firm's London office specialising in banking and finance.

Billy has broad experience acting for banks, private equity firms and corporate borrowers on a variety of national and cross-border corporate lending and restructuring, as well as project finance and real estate finance transactions. Having spent time on secondment at a major international bank, Billy understands what clients expect from their lawyers at each stage of a transaction and consequently prides himself on being a responsive and hard-working individual who enjoys taking ownership and responsibility.

Experience

  • Advising the sponsors on a US$260 million combined cycle gas fire station in Armenia - the first greenfield project financing in the country. The financing was completed on track and to schedule amid a change of government in the country.
  • Lead associate on a multi-million pound cross border financing transaction for a car manufacturer specialising in hand-built customised sports cars.
  • Lead associate advising a major UK clearing bank on a £7 million revolving credit facility to an independent chain of pubs, bars and restaurants with sites across London.
  • Acting for a major UK clearing bank on a substantial term loan facility to an international political research and strategy business.
  • Acting for a US private equity house in relation to the financing of two back to back acquisitions of companies operating in the technology and life sciences sectors.
  • Regularly acting for Santander Growth Fund on its various transactions providing facilities to UK businesses.
  • Part of the team that successfully advised an AIM listed mining company on securing debt funding to finance its development of a lithium project in Mexico.

Career & Recognition

Filter timeline:
  • 2017

    • Career
      September 2017
      Gowling WLG (UK), associate
    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
       2017
      Qualified, Solicitor of England & Wales
  • 2015

    • Career
      September 2015
      Gowling WLG (UK), trainee
    • Education
       2015
      University of Law, London Moorgate, Legal Practice Course (Distinction)
  • 2013

    • Education
       2013
      King's College, London, History (1st class honours)