Liana is a senior associate in the banking and finance team based in the firm's Edinburgh office. Liana has experience in advising financial institutions, banks and corporates in relation to a wide range of financing transactions including leveraged and acquisition finance, investment and development real estate finance and general corporate lending, on both a syndicated and bilateral basis. She regularly acts on English law matters as well as Scottish and cross border opinion work.
Liana's recent experience includes:
- acting for a major UK clearing bank in relation to the provision of term loan facilities for circa £10million in connection with a private equity backed acquisition of an automotive manufacturing company
- acting for a UK plc in relation to the renewal and novation of its bonding facilities with several banks on a national and international basis
- acting for a major UK clearing bank in relation to the provision of term loan and revolving credit facilities of circa £50million for the acquisition and development of a retail park
- acting for a property developer in relation to the provision of development facilities for circa £26.5m for the development of luxury apartments.
Liana trained at Semple Fraser and qualified into the banking team in August 2010. She then spent 7 years in the corporate and leveraged finance team at CMS (formerly Dundas and Wilson) before joining Shoosmiths in February 2018. Liana has also spent a 6 month secondment at a major UK bank in 2013 in its legal advisory and debt finance teams.