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 property acquisitions, property development, corporate acquisitions, MBOs, MBIs and group reorganisations. In recent years we have also been involved in the negotiations relating to significant debt restructuring.

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

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 to 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.

"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."