Banking & refinancing

Banking & refinancing

"Rebecca is highly respected for her work representing major lenders and borrowers in banking and refinancing matters. She is lauded as "a very good technical banking lawyer," with the ability to break down complex terms and come up with sensible solutions"

Chambers 2014 (Banking and finance)

Whatever the market conditions for lenders and borrowers, it is vital that all parties are provided with robust, commercial and timely advice, backed by documentation tailored to best protect their interests.

As well as working closely with some of the UK's major banks and financial institutions, we are often the law firm of choice for borrowers and private equity investors.

This diversity helps us take a commercial approach to negotiations, so that our clients get the right result as quickly and as simply as possible.

We advise on domestic and multi-jurisdictional corporate finance, from short-term overdrafts and receivables finance to longer term revolving credit or term facilities (both bilateral and syndicated). We also have in depth experience of refinancing and restructuring existing facilities.

We provide commercial and legal advice at term sheet/mandate letter stage through to documenting and completing the transaction.

A dedicated team of banking lawyers will provide you with top quality, pragmatic and commercial advice and will be proactive in driving the deal through to completion aided by dedicated legal specialists in other disciplines as and when required.

You will find there is a real sense that our finance lawyers are on your side - which is why banks, funders, directors and shareholders like working with us, and why so many accountants and venture capitalists refer their clients to us.

Work highlights

  • advising Jacobson Group on its refinance, including invoice finance facility, stock facility and property term loan
  • advising M-Squared Lasers Limited on the refinance of facilities with Barclays
  • advising MV Commercial Limited on the refinance of its banking facilities with HSBC
  • advising quoted chocolatier Thorntons plc on the circa £112m recommended bid for the company by Ferrero International SA.