Banking & finance

Banking & finance

"Chambers 2015 describes Shoosmiths as "respected for its banking groups throughout the country" with teams being singled out as "very commercial, very fast-acting and well placed to advise their clients" "

Specialist advice from a team with a wide breadth and high level of experience, delivered in a commercially relevant way to meet the needs of lenders and borrowers across a range of debt finance solutions.

Raising finance is critical to the future success of any organisation - it allows it to thrive and grow, or simply to survive.

Our national banking and finance team advises clients on a range of financing transactions across a wide variety of sectors (including healthcare, energy and retail), often with a multi-jurisdictional element.

Acting for borrowers, lenders and investors means we have a practical understanding of the needs of all parties to a financing transaction.


Our expertise extends to corporate lending, acquisition and leveraged finance, asset finance, real estate finance, marine and shipping finance, asset backed lending (including receivables and inventory), refinancings and restructurings. We also advise on interest and currency derivatives arrangements that sit alongside these financing arrangements.

We work closely with some of the UK's major banks and financial institutions, and have approved panel solicitor status with many of them.

We manage transactions from start to finish, ensuring a smooth and cohesive process, enabling clients to continue to focus on building their relationships and running their businesses.

Our team will take responsibility for making the deal happen, speaking your language and putting your commercial interests first - one of the reasons clients describe our team as 'commercial and results driven'.