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Iain Goalen


Iain Goalen has been a partner in the finance practice at Shearman & Sterling for more than 14 years, having previously been a partner at Ashurst. He has extensive specialist banking and finance experience, advising borrowers and lenders in secured and unsecured bilateral and syndicated loans, leveraged and acquisition finance and asset finance both in Europe and the Middle East.

Mr. Goalen is cited as a leading lawyer in Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers and IFLR 1000.

Selected Experience

  • Danske Bank A/S and DNB Bank ASA in connection with Sanitec’s refinancing of its existing credit facilities and the new super senior revolving credit facility.
  • Lloyds TSB Bank plc, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs in connection with Towergate Holdings’ refinancing of its existing debt facilities and a new super senior revolving credit facility.
  • Aabar Investments PJSC in relation to a US$2 billion international syndicated financing.


  • The London School of Economics and Political Science, LL.B. (Hons.), 1986


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