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Banking and Finance

We are a nimble and niche banking and finance practice offering sensibly priced advice on a wide range of finance transactions and issues.

Our lead lawyers have a wealth of experience as a result of many years in the City advising global investment banks, clearing banks, overseas headquartered banks and financial institutions, private equity and hedge funds, Sharia’a compliant institutions and significant corporate borrowers on award winning and notable transactions.

We also have a strong track record of acting for UK and international banks, traders and other corporates on a very broad range of contentious matters covering banking disputes and recovery issues, trade finance disputes, contentious regulatory matters, fraud, insolvency and LPA receivership instructions as well as professional negligence claims.

The team focuses on acquisition finance, corporate lending, Sharia’a compliant and Islamic finance transactions, trade finance, distressed debt, refinancing, restructuring and property finance. A significant part of our work is cross border.

Legal 500 commentary

The firm’s practice is recommended in the 2017 edition for both Islamic Finance and Property Finance.

Our recent experience

  • Advised a banking syndicate on the refinancing of a European industrial group including subsidiaries in Italy, Germany and The Netherlands.
  • Advised on a trade finance facility for an international steel manufacturer and related security in several jurisdictions.
  • Advised a leading name in the healthcare industry in connection with the acquisition of a healthcare business from an insolvent healthcare operator. The transaction involved a number of properties, the refinancing of the current debt structure by a new bank syndicate and the creation of a new business.
  • Advised a Middle East based group in connection with a Sharia’a compliant property financing for a London hotel development.
  • Advised a group of Middle East investors in connection with a substantial property acquisition and lease back, utilising a Sharia’a compliant property financing arrangements.
  • We advised a financial services group based in the UK but with worldwide subsidiaries in connection with a new group acquisition facility including advice in connection with the granting of security and various cross-border issues.

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