Banking & Real Estate Finance

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Our team acts for a variety of lender and finance professionals, and has the technical and commercial ability necessary to handle the complex and ever-changing area of banking and real estate finance.

We conduct work for mainstream banks, challenger banks, building societies, short term lenders, private lenders, fixed charge receivers, administrators and other insolvency office holders.

We add value by ensuring that we are proactive, solutions driven, highly responsive and approachable. Our aim is to give you peace of mind on a transaction by providing you with strong technical but straightforward advice every step of the way.

We pride ourselves on meeting your objectives accurately, promptly and without any hassle.

We offer a wide range of bespoke services, including:

  • Advice on secured lending to either borrower companies, alternative corporate entities, private individuals and pension trustees, with a particular focus on real estate/property
  • Alternative and more complex loan structures
  • Real estate development finance
  • Advice on refinancing and restructuring
  • ‘Start-to-finish’ advice on short-term finance and private lending, including initial due diligence and the production of bespoke loan and security documentation, whether acting for the lender or other professionals involved
  • Advice on the recoveries and enforcement process against defaulting borrowers

We work closely with our lender clients, their customers and all professionals connected with a transaction to achieve the best results in the required timescales.

Over the last 18 months, we have advised on transactions including:

  • Advising RBS on combined facilities worth £6.25million
  • Acting for Broadoak Private Finance, a short term lender in relation to a major Manchester CBD development with a final GDV of £38 million
  • Advising Svenska Handelsbanken on a £10 million corporate refinance transaction

Our clients include:

  • Svenska Handelsbanken
  • Lloyds Bank
  • AIB
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • Broadoak Private Finance
  • Aldermore
  • Cambridge & Counties
  • Close Brothers Limited
  • Mizrahi-Tefahot Bank Limited
  • Santander
  • RBS

Bridging Finance and Other Lending

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Commercial Recoveries and Restructuring

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The team stands out for its ‘top-quality advice’ and ‘excellent turnaround times’.

The team has a ‘strong commercial ethos’ and ‘punch above their weight in terms of expertise and client service.’ George MacMillan is a ‘very efficient operator’.

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