Banking & Finance

Our Banking & Finance team is recognised for delivering pragmatic advice to lenders and borrowers alike on a broad spectrum of financial transactions.

Overview

Successful banking solutions require detailed knowledge of the lending and security requirements of the lender as well as a thorough understanding of the business objectives of their customers. Drawing on the expertise of our banking, corporate, real estate and construction lawyers, we are ideally placed to provide seamless advice on a wide range of financial transactions, whether acting for the lender or the borrower.

When a business wishes to grow, obtaining finance can be a major hurdle. We adopt a commercial and pragmatic approach in our advice, mindful of the constraints lenders and borrowers are under in the current economic climate. We are on a number of bank panels and regularly advise financial institutions, private investors and corporate borrowers on all legal aspects of working capital facilities, property acquisitions, property development funding, corporate acquisitions, MBOs, MBIs and group reorganisations. In recent years we have also been involved in the negotiations relating to significant project financings and debt restructurings.

We realise that timing can be critical and endeavour to meet the timetables agreed between the parties in an efficient manner.

Featured experience

The banking and finance team is highly experienced in advising on a wide range of financing transactions from large, complex LMA documented facilities deals involving multiple legal jurisdictions, short-term bridging finance for property developers to acquisition financing arrangements for corporate purchases or management buy-outs.

We often work closely with our corporate, real estate, tax and other colleagues to ensure that the transaction progresses quickly and efficiently with support the right specialists.

"A very capable team with a deep understanding of both the real estate and banking markets. Proactive , efficient and value for money, they are engaging, prompt and great to work with."
"Excellent legal advice is not enough; the best law firms understand and truly listen to their clients needs and call to update you before you think to chase them. FSP deliver on this."
"The team at Field Seymour Parkes provide an unrivalled service within the Thames Valley. Their breadth of network, experience of operating in the geography and excellent technical knowledge make them our first choice on suitable banking transactions."
"A good solid firm that is able to provide a good breadth of advice."
"Outward looking and well respected within the Thames Valley business community."
"They have high-quality standards and deliver time after time," adding: "They provide excellent value for money."
"They are excellent, they have a varied practice and are good at communicating and good at giving feedback."
"They are a high-quality firm and good to work with as they are customer and client-driven."
"Pragmatic, business focused and, crucially, the lawyers are a pleasure to deal with."
"The team only highlight what is relevant and make recommendations. The service is second to none."