Banking & Finance

The firm acts for many UK and international banks and financial institutions, and is a panel firm for many of them.

Our multi-disciplinary teams are able to support these clients on a range of issues, including:

  • Corporate lending transactions (including refinancings, acquisition and leveraged finance, real estate finance, asset based lending and project finance)
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Finance litigation
  • Risk management products (including derivatives and structured products)
  • Wealth management
  • Commercial contracts
  • HR and employment claims and advice
  • Real estate issues

Our experience in the banking sector means that our legal expertise is underpinned by a clear understanding of how banks and financial institutions operate and the practical issues they face. As always, we adopt a practical and commercial approach to the work we do.

Recent examples of the firm’s work in the banking sector include:

  • Acting for Lloyds TSB Bank plc on the £40 million refinancing of Lok’n Store Group plc
  • Acting for The Royal Bank of Scotland plc on a £10 million facility to support the MBO of Beck Group
  • Acting for Santander UK plc on the funding of a buyout of an IT recruitment company
  • Acting for Lloyds TSB Bank plc on a £20 million financing of an international insurance broker
  • Representing a major international bank on litigation arising out of enforcement of a personal guarantee against company directors
  • Advising on complaints arising from interest rate swap and base cap agreements
  • Negotiating the terms of departures of various senior bank executives and advising in relation to discrimination claims brought against banks
  • Advising a boutique asset management house in relation to the tax treatment of its investments for clients