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Jonathan Dames


Jonathan is a partner at global law firm CMS, with a focus on infrastructure project finance and energy project finance. He acts for lenders and borrowers and has been involved in advising a number of domestic and international banks and financial institutions around the world. Jonathan is equally comfortable delivering solutions involving bank debt, bond issues, mezzanine financing, holdco financings and portfolio financings and worked on many deals involving IFIs and ECAs as well as government guarantees. Jonathan is highly active in the infratech market, working on terrestrial fibre networks, subsea cables and data centres in the UK, Europe, North America and Africa as well as advising utility companies and other major corporates on their treasury arrangements generally, including debt facilities, acquisition financings, project finance transactions, capex funding, private placements and capital markets and derivatives transactions. He has been described as "a top-quality financing lawyer" and a "one-stop-shop for financing issues" in Legal 500.