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Sukh Ahark

An all- around banking lawyer, Sukh Ahark has wide and detailed range of finance experience acting for all types of clients both in the UK and abroad.

Sukh specialises in real estate finance work both investment grade and development funding. He's also carved out a practice acting on acquisition and leverage finance transactions and general corporate funding and refinancing work.

He regularly helps corporate borrowers, developers, private equity providers and financial institutions on both domestic and cross border transactions.

Relevant work

Dialog Semiconductor – advising on the funding aspects of its $4.6bn acquisition of Atmel Corporation, including the implementation of a $2.1bn term loan facility

Amegy Bank National Association – advising on the English law funding security aspects of a refinancing facility provided by the bank to Impact Selector Holdings

Bridgepoint Development Capital (BDC) – advising on the refinancing of the senior facility agreement in respect of BDC's portfolio company, Shimtech Industries Limited

ANV Syndicates – advising on its requirements to come into line with Funds at Lloyd's including the addition of a new reinsurer and amendments to both the existing Letter of Credit facility from Lloyds Bank and downstream intra group loans

AIG Europe Limited – reviewing various reinsurance contracts to be entered into by AIG's reinsurance group (most of which are based in the US) and AIG Europe Limited. The reinsurance contracts were for c£1.7bn of reinsurance cover (secured by £650m custody assets)

Directory quotes

"Sukh Ahark – a real leader in his field. Excellent client and matter management skills and a trusted expert." - Legal 500 UK 2024

Recommended - The Legal 500 UK 2022

"commercially focused" - The Legal 500 UK, 2016 edition

"Recommended" - The Legal 500 UK, 2016 edition

"Sukh Ahark is ‘very strong, and has a sensible commercial approach'" -The Legal 500 UK, 2015 edition

"Clients appreciate that Sukh Ahark of RPC is "always available, very helpful and very professional" He advises on a range of mandates, from leveraged and acquisition finance to real estate finance matters" -Chambers UK, 2015 edition

Recommended - The Legal 500, 2015 edition  

"Professional, polite and solution-oriented" -The Legal 500, 2014 edition

"Professional, driven and customer-focused" -Chambers UK 2014