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  • Education
    • GDLP, The University of Law of England and Wales, 2009
    • LLB, Cardiff University I Prifysgol Caerdydd, 2008
    • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 2000

Gabriel Yomi Dabiri is the Practice Co-Leader for the Direct Lending and Alternative Finance practice and Practice Co-Leader for the Cross Border Finance practice. Gabriel is a dual-qualified attorney, admitted to practice law in New York and in England and Wales. He advises clients on a variety of sophisticated finance transactions, debt restructuring and bankruptcies. Prior to practicing in the United States, Gabriel practiced law in the United Kingdom and in Asia, advising clients on complex domestic and cross-border transactions.

Gabriel represents commercial banks, investment banks, credit funds, hedge funds, business development companies, private equity sponsors, borrowers and guarantors on transactions related to:

  • Direct lending and alternative finance
  • Senior, mezzanine and subordinated lending
  • Secured and unsecured lending
  • Leveraged finance
  • Acquisition finance
  • Cash flow, asset and real estate finance
  • The issuance of public, private and sovereign debt
  • Represented leading global alternative asset manager in US $292 million and CAD $26 million unitranche term loan credit facilities to private equity sponsor in connection with acquisition financing of scaffolding company.
  • Represented leading global alternative asset manager in US $250 million senior secured second lien term loan facility to distressed energy company.
  • Represented global banking and financial services institution in acquisition financing by an energy and power-focused private investment firm. The financing consisted of a US $170 million term loan facility and a US $25 million revolving credit facility.
  • Represented global banking and financial services institution in the origination and syndication of term loan credit facilities in aggregate amount of US $140 million to a real estate investment trust that owns a diversified portfolio of luxury hotels.
  • Represented leading global alternative asset manager in US $50 million senior secured second lien term loan facility to a business automation software company.
  • Represented manufacturing company in voluntary Chapter 11 reorganization and subsequent emergence from bankruptcy.
  • Represented information technology company in Chapter 11 bankruptcy process, which included US $45 million debtor-in-possession financing.
text icon Publications & Presentations
Controlled Foreign Corporations: The Deemed Dividend Dilemma
Presenter, Live CLE Webinar,  Lawline.com
October 20, 2017