Rob is a highly experienced, skilled and well respected corporate banking lawyer. He is known for his clear, direct and commercially focused approach to complex finance transactions. Rob’s expertise combines technical excellence, sector knowledge, commerciality and risk assessment.  He prides himself on the speed of delivery and quality of his advice, his innovative thinking and business acumen.

Rob has significant experience in leveraged finance (primarily in the mid-market to sub-£10,000,000 transactions, and including MBOs, MBIs and IBOs), real estate finance (including the acquisition, development and refinancing and forward funding of a broad range of real estate assets), asset based lending and receivables finance, debt restructuring and corporate re-organisations and general corporate banking transactions.

Rob’s clients include financial institutions, asset based lenders, invoice discounters, funds/trusts and corporate borrowers.  Rob acts for clients across the North West, nationally and internationally.

Rob is featured as a “leading individual in the North West” in Legal 500.

  • Banks and financial institutions
  • Building societies
  • Asset based lenders
  • Corporate borrowers
  • Real estate investors
  • Private equity houses
  • Advising a North West based corporate client in relation to the primary syndication of £60,000,000 senior loan, revolving credit and invoice finance facilities with HSBC Bank plc and The Royal Bank of Scotland plc;
  • Advising a leading financial institution in the provision of £32,500,000 senior debt facilities to an off-shore partnership structure for the purposes of acquiring an investment portfolio of real estate assets;
  • Advising a hedge fund on the finance documentation relating to the establishment of a £140,000,000 real estate fund investing in property in Denmark, Sweden, Germany, France and the Czech Republic;
  • Advising a North West based real estate company in the provision of £55,000,000 syndicated senior debt facilities; and
  • Advising a leading financial institution in the provision of £20,000,000 senior debt facilities to a North West based corporate in connection with financing the construction of a new motorway service station.

Previous Law Firms

  • Pannone LLP, Partner: Head of Corporate Banking & Finance (2005 – 2014)
  • Halliwells LLP, Solicitor (2004 – 2005)
  • Addleshaw Goddard LLP, Solicitor (1999 – 2004)
  • DLA, Solicitor (1996 – 1999)
  • Watson, Farley & Williams LLP, Trainee Solicitor (1994 – 1996)

 

Education

  • The University of Nottingham – Bachelor of Laws (LLB hons)
  • College of Law: Chester – Legal Practice Course (Distinction)
  • Solicitor

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