Druces for Business

Banking and Finance

Druces’ banking and finance team offers expert advice on a broad range of transactions to a diverse client base.

Our legal services for Banking and Finance clients

The Druces’ banking and finance team has a focus on acquisition finance, corporate lending, Islamic finance transactions, trade finance, distressed debt, refinancing, restructuring and property finance.

We have a strong track record of acting for UK and international banks, traders and other corporates on a range of contentious matters covering banking disputes and recovery issues, trade finance disputes, regulatory matters, fraud, insolvency and LPA receiverships.

Types of businesses we support

Our banking and finance team has a wealth of experience as a result of years in the City advising banks and other financial institutions; private equity, debt and hedge funds; Sharia’a finance institutions and significant corporate borrowers.

Legal 500 commentary

The firm’s practice is recommended in the 2022 edition for both Islamic Finance and Property Finance, particularly for our “ability to provide a bespoke service tailored to each client” as well as our “unrivalled sophistication, depth of experience and legal creativity”

Our banking and finance experience

Who to Contact

ANTONY COTTON

Partner, Corporate & Commercial

Antony is a Partner in Druces’ Corporate & Commercial team. He has built up a wealth of expertise in transactional work such as advising clients on M&A, private investment, and joint ventures. Australian born, Antony is admitted as a solicitor in both Australia (Queensland) and England & Wales.

CHRISTOPHER AXFORD

Head of Corporate, Corporate & Commercial

Christopher is the Head of Corporate and is a member of Druces Executive Committee which manages the firm’s direction and vision for the future. He deals with a broad range of corporate and commercial matters, including AIM and AQSE work, national and international joint ventures and group restructuring.

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