Banking and finance

We provide clear commercial advice on a wide range of banking matters, including acquisition finance, asset finance and equipment leasing, commercial lending, property-based finance, property real estate and reorganisation and reconstruction.

Our expertise encompasses UK and cross-jurisdictional work.

We advise both lenders and borrowers. Our clients include public and private companies, commercial banks, venture capitalists, property developers and insurance companies.

Our banking and finance team works closely with lawyers from other areas of the firm, including property, insolvency and tax, to provide a fully integrated and first class legal service.

Some examples of recent work include: 

  • Negotiating all banking documentation in relation to the £200m+ acquisition of a property holding company, 280 Bishopsgate Limited
  • Advising on all banking aspects of the £150m acquisition of a commercial property portfolio
  • Handling all banking aspects of the £70m acquisition of a London hotel
  • Acting in the £50m refinancing of a London hotel
  • Acting for an Italian bank acquiring the London branch of another Italian bank
  • Acting for a listed UK bank in the sale of its loan portfolio to a UK building society
  • Acting for numerous banks and financial institutions in their funding of investment projects in the UK, South Africa and France
  • Advising commercial banks in relation to a series of property-based lending transactions
  • Acting for various UK and South African investors in relation to the financing or acquisition of UK property portfolios
  • Drafting standard commercial lending documentation for the London branch of a Saudi Arabian bank
  • Negotiating all banking documentation in relation to the re-structuring of a hotel group
  • Drafting and negotiating facility letters and other loan arrangements, debentures, fixed and floating charges and other forms of security and negotiating intercreditor agreements and deeds of priority or postponement

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