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banking and finance


Managing facilities from banks and their funders is often complex and an essential part of an organisation’s success. From acquisitions and property finance to restructures and asset based lending, our specialist banking team provides hands-on project management with an entrepreneurial approach. We help your business succeed through effective funding.

We act for UK and international corporates of all sizes from high growth companies to FTSE 100 companies to institutional investors as well as advising entrepreneurs and management teams. Our strong public sector offering means that we are also one of the UK’s leading advisors to local and central government bodies. The banking team advises on a range of deals including those involving substantial LMA syndicated facilities.

We have extensive experience in acquisition finance, property finance, restructurings, refinancings, asset-based lending and general finance on a bilateral, club and syndicated basis. The team are known for giving practical advice, having strong market knowledge and being easy to use, proactive and being prepared to "give a view".

what we do...

  • National and international client base - banks, funders, corporates, institutional and individual borrowers.
  • Ten dedicated banking lawyers - including 3 partners based in Birmingham and Nottingham.
  • Comprehensive project management - delivered by senior team members.
  • Exceptional client service - “Of all the firms I work with, they're the most proactive at anticipating issues and using their initiative.”
  • Borrowing and lending advice in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors - specialising in health, social and residential housing.
  • Strategic partners to your business - specialist advice, enabling finance and transactions, integral support to your team.
  • Specialist real estate finance unit - with dual real estate and finance expertise.

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Banking and finance industry developments - May 2018

James Busby talks about the impact IFRS16 may have on your business and what you need to think about; while Emma Hinton discusses two important developments in invoice financing relating to assignment restrictions, and looks at a recent case in relation to the enforceability of collect out fees.

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What happens within the culture of an organisation when failure is not an option?

Our discussion starts with Kweku Adoboli recounting his experiences during the 2011 UBS Swiss bank scandal, and moves to the various lessons learned and the potential solutions for minimising the risk of wrongdoing.

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Legal updates

Paradise lost? The release of the Paradise Papers and implications for local authority property investments

Whether coincidental or not there has also been a lot of political and press attention paid to the world of local authority investments, some of which also involve the ‘O’ word-offshore.

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Legal updates

Healthcare transaction summary 2017

2017 has already been another strong year for our healthcare M&A teams with a further increase in deal activity in the sector.

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