Img - banking and financial services

Banking & Finance

Our law firm has an exceptional track record in assisting clients in all aspects of banking & finance; guiding them through the industry’s ever-changing legal landscape. Our experienced banking lawyers are able to advise on all aspects of economics such as the structuring, documentation and negotiation of all aspects of transactional work which includes the enforcement of financial security and regulating financial services.

The Banking & Finance work undertaken by our experts acting for multinational companies as well as individuals includes:

Acquisition Finance

In addition to advising major banks and other debt providers, we advise corporate borrowers and private equity investors on leveraged buyouts, public-to-private transactions, bid financing, investment grade financing, and other acquisition-related financing deals.

Asset Finance

Asset types we advise clients on include aircraft, manufacturing equipment and ships, as well as their acquisition, financing, leasing, maintenance, and sale. We specialize in Asset Finance transactions with high value and multiple layers of financing and legal structures, often involving cross-border input.

Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency

As part of our services, we advise financial institutions and other creditors, insolvency practitioners, company directors and shareholders on strategies for corporate recovery, as well as pre-insolvency issues such as wrongful trading.

A large part of our contentious insolvency team’s responsibilities involves advising on the duties and responsibilities of the insolvency practitioner in the circumstances of litigation and on all forms of court application, sanctions, directions and overturning transactions.

General Banking

We advise clients on general finance matters including corporate lending (bilateral and syndicated), refinancing, subordination, inter-creditor issues, performance bonds, guarantees, indemnities, letting agreements, conditional sales, and hire purchase agreements, as well as security issues.

Project Finance

For a range of infrastructure projects covering the following main sectors, we advise banks, financial institutions and funds, export credit agencies, multilateral organizations, corporations, governments and sovereign states on procurement, structuring, risk management and documentation:

  • Ports, airports, roads, and road management
  • Desalination and water networks
  • The oil and gas industry, upstream and downstream
  • Energy, including renewable sources
  • Management of waste, waste-to-energy, and waste
  • Health and education
  • Finance for property

Banking institutions, other financial institutions, and corporate borrowers may turn to us for assistance in acquiring, investing, developing, and transferring real estate assets, as well as in transferring large portfolios of properties.

Trade Finance

Factoring and invoice discounting can be used in conjunction with general working capital facilities or other more complex acquisition structures. All aspects of international trade finance are also dealt with by us, including documentary letters of credit, standby letters of credit, and performance bonds.