• Biography

    Zoë Connor has extensive experience advising a variety of lenders, borrowers, private equity sponsors, VC’s, specialist lenders, hedge funds, mutual funds, insurers, brokers and corporates across a range of cross-border and domestic syndicated and bilateral financing transactions, with particular focus on fund finance, speciality finance, structured finance and structured products and financial institutions lending as well as investment grade and general corporate lending. Broader general experience includes leveraged acquisition finance and real estate finance.

    Zoë advises on fund finance transactions across all fund sectors (including private equity, secondaries, credit, infrastructure, energy, real estate, funds of funds, single accounts, investment trusts, open-ended funds, sovereign wealth, hedge funds, mutual funds and other investment funds) and has acted as lead counsel on many of the market's largest fund finance facilities to top-tier global funds. Zoë's practice covers the full range of fund finance products from subscription credit/capital call facilities to hybrid and NAV facilities as well as general partner/manager support, co-invest facilities, hedge fund leverage and other types of liquidity facilities provided to funds.

    Zoë has significant experience in advising closed-ended and open-ended debt funds and their lenders in relation to leveraged facilities (including to CLO/CDO and securitisation vehicles) mainly investing in leveraged and corporate loans and corporate bonds.

    Zoë has significant experience in acting on asset-backed finance transactions to mortgage/bridging/leasing/consumer finance/debt purchase businesses across the UK and has led a number of insurance-related finance transactions for both lenders and borrowers including letter of credit facilities to provide funds at Lloyd's.

    During her career, Zoë has also gained valuable experience whilst on client secondments to both legal and business teams within the corporate and financial institutions lending sectors.

    Clients appreciate Zoë’s dedicated, practical and proactive approach, as she looks to find solutions and works well under pressure.

  • Education and Clerkships

    • LL.B. (Hons.), English and German Laws, University of Liverpool and Humbolt University zu Berlin, 2002
    • Legal Practice Course, University of Law, 2003
  • Admissions

    • England and Wales, 2006