Simon Prendergast joins Addleshaw Goddard's banking group as partner
Addleshaw Goddard has announced that asset-based lending specialist Simon Prendergast has joined its banking group as a partner. The appointment — effective from 1 May — is part of the firm’s continued investment in its City offering.
Prendergast joins from Eversheds, where he was head of asset-based lending. At Addleshaw Goddard he will have a national role, working from the firm’s London, Manchester and Leeds offices.
He specialises in asset-based lending, cross-border receivables financing, supply-chain finance and corporate banking, and advises a range of asset-based lenders and other financial institutions, including HSBC and Barclays.
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