There’s a thin line between success and failure in business. To stay on the right side of this line, you need to get the best possible finance package in place.
Our finance team has accrued a depth of expertise acting for commercial banks, investment banks, funds and other financial institutions in the UK and Europe. We also advise corporate borrowers on their finance transactions, drawing on our knowledge and understanding of particular sectors such as property, rural business, energy, retail and leisure. In project finance (including PFI and PPP on education and infrastructure projects), property finance for acquisitions and asset-based lending, we have grown our offering by recruiting carefully from the key corporate market lenders in the UK and Europe. This gives us a confident, commercial edge when advising on the structuring, documenting and negotiation of a wide range of funding models, from traditional secured lending to more innovative project finance and business funding models.
Our team also offers market leading expertise in dealing with financial disputes, tax, restructuring, insolvency, enforcement and asset recovery.
At the core of everything we do is a dedication to peerless service. By combining technical expertise with determination, sound commercial instincts and flexibility we ensure that every client achieves their desired outcome.
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How can we help?
Our property finance team has the specialist knowledge to understand the potential and the pitfalls of property development finance and investment. This means lenders can count on getting in-depth property law advice and guidance developed over many years. For borrowers, this knowledge and experience combines to ensure a proper allocation of risk and the assurance that funding draw-down conditions can be met and managed to deliver projects on time.
Debt and equity finance for corporate and property transactions come in ever more innovative forms in the post-crash funding markets. For people facing the complex and new, we bring a wealth of banking experience, legal skills and commercial awareness to the negotiation and completion of finance transactions. We’re equipped to deliver the investment you need to progress your business venture or project.
Restructuring & Insolvency
The changing climate and fortunes in financial markets mean that some businesses inevitably encounter problems, creating complex insolvency or business re-organisation issues. Our restructuring and insolvency team offers expertise in areas such as company law, corporate finance, property, banking, employment and dispute resolution, so we can deliver the advice and steps needed to achieve the best possible outcome. We’ll provide pragmatic, commercial and objective advice to get the best results, whatever the circumstances. Where restructuring is not the answer, we can help maximise the value gained for a business through formal processes such as administration, receivership and liquidation.
Pensions are often regarded as the ticking time bomb for the 30-plus working generation. Understanding the legal rights and obligations in order to meet challenges and maximise opportunities is essential for you and your business. Our highly skilled and experienced practice advises a range of clients including trustees, employers, individuals and trade unions on all aspects of pensions law. This ranges from the documentation of schemes and amendments to reflect changes in legislation and case law, and on the duties held by employers and trustees. One key skill, honed form many years of professional experience, is advising on proposals to close schemes to further accrual or changing the basis for calculating benefits. Pension schemes will always be a significant factor in corporate transactions and PFI/PPP deals. As well as the due diligence process, we will help find solutions to any problems identified and offer practical, cost effective solutions.