Banking & Finance

Our Banking & Finance team is recognised for providing pragmatic, commercially astute advice to lenders and borrowers alike on a broad spectrum of finance transactions.

Overview

Delivering successful banking solutions requires detailed knowledge of the lending and security requirements of the lenders, together with a thorough understanding of the business objectives of the borrower. Drawing on the expertise of our banking, corporate, real estate and construction lawyers in our day-to-day work, we deliver a seamless “one-team” service for our clients.

We are always mindful that obtaining finance can be a major hurdle for businesses. With our proactive attitude of identifying and addressing any potential issues as early as possible in the deal process, we seek to ensure that parties maintain sustainable working relationships throughout the transaction and beyond. We are quick to get under the skin of the business of our borrower clients to ensure our advice is tailored to its needs, whilst we are also well-versed in the policy and operational frameworks of our lender clients, enabling us to respect their processes and mitigate delays in completing transactions.

We are on a number of bank panels and regularly advise financial institutions, private investors and corporate borrowers on all legal aspects of lending facilities, real estate finance, property development funding, structured finance transactions for corporate acquisitions and other event-driven requirements. We also have significant experience in negotiating debt restructurings.

We have significant experience of preparing and reviewing wholesale finance documentation for clients in the motor industry.

Featured experience

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

Legal 500 UK
"A proactive firm that feel like having our own internal legal team."
Legal 500 UK
"Excellent, friendly and exceptionally competent team."
"They are a high-quality firm and good to work with as they are customer and client-driven."
"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."
Legal 500 UK
"FSP’s banking & finance term provide consistently high quality advice. Response times are excellent. Advice is always clear, protective of our interests whilst maintaining a commerciality that characterises the firm."
"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."