Banking and Finance
Our Banking and Finance team handles a broad variety of finance work for lenders, including banks, and borrowers.
This ranges from handling documentation at the larger Loan Market Association (LMA) end of the market through to advising on various clients’ standard loan, security and intercreditor documentation and whether for new facilities, refinancings or debt restructurings (where we will work closely with our Business Restructuring team).
Whilst we typically handle deals in the fields of corporate lending, acquisition finance and real estate finance, we have been seeing more work in specialist areas like asset-based lending and venture debt where we have deep insights into the expectations of the market participants. In addition, much of our work supports private equity structures and many clients’ ongoing debt finance requirements.
We have acted for a number of highly leveraged private equity-backed buy-out and special purpose property vehicles, entailing debt for equity swaps, intercreditor arrangements, hedging product claims, cross-border and tax mitigation issues.
Our real estate finance offering benefits from the very close liaison between our Banking and Finance and Real Estate teams which enables us to offer a fully integrated service to clients which include a number of leading bank and non-bank lenders.