Lynn Cantwell

Lynn Cantwell

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What she's best at:

Lynn is an experienced and well respected banking lawyer, having spent the last 15 years in the banking practice of a leading law firm.  Lynn prides herself on her hands-on and commercial approach as well her understanding of business, having spent some time on secondment with a leading PLC.  Lynn combines technical expertise with a drive to obtain the best possible and practical solution for the future operation of a client’s facilities.

Lynn has significant experience of advising and negotiating on all aspects of corporate banking and acquisition finance including leveraged finance (in particular, MBI’s and MBO’s), real estate finance, development finance, asset based lending and receivables finance.  Lynn has expertise in both bilateral and syndicated transactions and cross border financing.  Lynn has further experience in advising on global liquidity pooling arrangements.

Lynn has acted for high street banks, financial institutions, invoice discounters, private equity houses and corporate borrowers (public and private), in relation to new and existing facilities.  Lynn has particular experience in acting for the Government’s housing, land and regeneration agency.

Who she works for:

  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Building Societies
  • Asset based lenders
  • Private equity houses
  • Real estate investors
  • Government agencies
  • Corporate borrowers

Expertise in:

  • Advising a Yorkshire based corporate client in relation to the amendment and extension of its multicurrency revolving club facilities with Barclays Bank plc, Bank of America, Fifth Third Bank, HSBC plc, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc and Santander plc, of up to £250,000,000, along with the refinancing of the client’s US Private Placement.
  • Advising a North West based corporate client in the provision of acquisition and development finance for purpose-built student accommodation.
  • Advising a leading financial institution in the provision of £43,000,000 refinancing facilities, including receivables finance facilities of up to £20,000,000, to a Yorkshire based corporate in connection with the development of holiday homes.
  • Advising a leading financial institution in relation to the primary syndication of £20,000,000 senior debt facilities to an off-shore partnership for the purposes of acquiring an investment portfolio of real estate assets.

Previous Law Firms:

Walker Morris LLP

Education:

  • University of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne – Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons)
  • York College of Law – Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

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