Banking & Financial Services

The UK’s finance and banking sector is highly regulated, increasingly complex and demands advisers that can talk your language and deliver on their promises.

With a turbulent economic and political backdrop, banks and financial institutions are balancing the need to be sensitive to risk, while capitalising on global opportunities.

We understand the time pressures that you operate under, and strive to deliver your corporate transaction needs, even when time is critical.

Connecting and supporting you on your transactions
From our experience of working with some of the UK’s largest financial institutions, we know what we are doing, how to transact quickly, and how to get the best results from your activities. Whether you are a corporate bank or lender, or a borrower, we can help you with your loan documentation, security and transactional needs.

We know that your deal activity is often time critical, and we have the resources and network to handle transactions of any size. Working closely and across the practice, we assemble dedicated teams of specialist banking lawyers, that work hand-in-hand with our corporate, tax, employment and real estate lawyers to deliver a seamless, efficient and tailored service.

Our approach
Our service is tailored to your needs and we work extensively with leading high street banks, challenger banks, peer-to-peer funders, short term lenders, invoice discounters, asset-based lenders and Islamic Finance institutions. With cross-border experience and understanding, our capabilities aren’t limited to the UK, but span local, national and international activity.

From leveraged finance deals, trade acquisitions and management buyouts, to restructuring loans, debt-for-equity swaps and the provision of term loan and working capital debt, our full-service team can offer technical expertise, commercial acumen and unrivalled eye for detail.

How we work with you
We strive to build strong working relationship with lenders and borrowers by delving into the workings and goals of each business. From carrying out robust internal analyses to understand your business and its internal requirements, to applying intelligent marketplace knowledge and commercial insight, we ensure that opportunities can be taken advantage of with confidence. We’ll support you at all stages with straightforward, insightful and commercial advice.

Our advice allows you to be fully protected, aware of your obligations and alert to your risks.

"We see ourselves as an extension of the funders that we are working with and are therefore keen to ensure that the funder’s ultimate customer has a positive experience that cements the ongoing relationship with the funder rather than hindering it"

Naomi Tudor, Partner and Head of Banking & Financial Services

Challenges facing the market

Regulation & Compliance

Regulation is increasing

With more regulation being placed on banks and lenders from the FCA and FRC, having access to advisers who can take responsibility for your compliance obligations will help you have enough capacity to focus on driving your business forward.

Economic instability
Loan and contractual agreements

Cash is king when it comes to the financial management of any business, especially a growing one. Making sure the money you’re owed flows into your business is one of the greatest challenges of being commercially successful.

How well are you tackling the cash flow challenge?

How can we help?

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