Banking and finance

Whether you are a borrower or a lender we can provide you with a responsive and thorough service. Our team has experience in secured and unsecured lending, leasing, capital markets, securitisation and derivatives.

Our clients are a roughly equal mix of borrowers and lenders, which gives us a practical understanding of the needs of everyone involved in a financing transaction. Our solicitors take a pragmatic, constructive approach grounded in sound legal knowledge and aim to provide a responsive and thorough service to help you achieve your objectives.

Areas of expertise

Acquisition finance
Our specialist team has gone from strength to strength in recent years working on debt financing for both public and private acquisitions. The team works closely with our corporate teams on management buy-outs and buy-ins, refinancings and restructurings, development capital takeovers and public-to-private transactions.

Asset-based lending
Our team understands the complexities of asset-based lending, having acted on a series of financings in this relatively specialised market. Our corporate group is also experienced in asset-based finance to fund acquisitions of companies and businesses.

Debt trading
Our team can provide you with an experienced and cost-effective debt trading service, advising on debt trading in the secondary debt markets in Europe and the south-east Asia. We can agree fixed fees for significant volumes of transactions and our clients often find our service to be an attractive alternative to the use of standard form sale agreements in-house.

PFI/PPP project finance
Our experts have been active in the PFI/PPP market from the outset and are recognised as a major force in the UK market. Clients have access not only to high-quality finance lawyers but also to colleagues in our projects group, who are expert advisers to the public sector, contractors, investors and financiers.

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