Commercial-banking

Banking

We act for a number of corporate banks and lenders and advise corporate borrowers on their loan documentation and security.

Whether it is senior or mezzanine debt, revolving or term loan facilities, syndicated loans, invoice discounting and factoring, asset finance, trade finance and leasing - we cover the full spectrum.

We work with lenders and borrowers on a variety of corporate transactions, including leveraged finance deals, trade acquisitions, management buy outs, restructuring of loans, debt for equity swaps or simply the provision of term loan and working capital debt for general business purposes.

Often these deals are time-critical and must be delivered in a short space of time. We have the resources to handle transactions of this nature, irrespective of size. Working closely cross practice, we can assemble dedicated teams of banking lawyers that will work in conjunction with our corporate, employment and property teams to deliver a seamless bespoke service to each client which reflects their individual requirements.

Acquisition and leveraged finance transactions will frequently involve complicated financing arrangements with several tiers of debt. The security, priority and enforcement structures can be complex. Transaction like this need advisers with technical expertise, commercial acumen and an eye for detail – exactly what we offer.

We have built strong working relationships with our lender clients by developing an understanding of their businesses and internal processes and requirements and knowledge of the markets in which they operate.

Our cross border experience means we can offer a range of services locally, nationally and internationally.

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