Corporate Banking

Corporate Banking prowess with a commercial approach



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Our Corporate Banking team advise on raising capital and obtaining additional finance, with timely, expert, commercial advice delivered by experienced and committed Corporate Banking professionals.

Summary

We understand that obtaining funding for working capital and corporate purposes can be difficult, and dependent on market conditions. That is why our Corporate Banking team strives to deliver expert, focused and commercial advice, supported by robust documentation. We deliver advice to corporate and financial clients based on a strong understanding of the current risks and state of the market.

We advise many of the UK’s leading banks and financial institutions, private equity investors and corporate borrowers. We advise on all aspects of corporate banking, including bilateral and syndicated senior and mezzanine lendinginter-creditor documentation, alternative lending structures and refinancing transactionsWe have particular expertise on multi-jurisdictional transactions.

We are passionate about building strong relationships with our clients, and developing an in-depth understanding of their requirements and objectives. This ensures that we deliver an excellent legal service, which is focussed, efficient and meets your needs. 

Our work in Corporate Banking includes:

  • Advising banks and financial institutions 
  • Advising private equity investors and corporate borrowers 
  • Corporate banking 
  • Bilateral and syndicated senior and mezzanine lending 
  • Intercreditor documentation 
  • Alternative lending structures  
  • Refinancing transactions 
  • Multi-jurisdictional transactions  

Notable matters our partners have worked on:

  • Acting as English legal counsel to Grupo Tradebe Medio Ambiente SL in relation to syndicated term loan facilities of up to 355,000,000 provided to the global Tradebe group. This loan facility has been reported as being the world’s first ‘green syndicated financing’ and was structured as a green instrument in accordance with an assessment by Sustainalytics (an independent global provider of environmental, social and governance research and ratings).
  • Acting for Santander UK plc in relation to the provision of growth capital and corporate banking facilities to CITNow Limited, including dealing with the subsequent investment by Tenzig Private Equity into the group.
  • Acting for AIB Group (UK) plc in relation to the provision of term loan and working capital facilities to Westward Capital Holdings Limited.
  • Acting for Squire & Partners, the leading architectural partnership, on its corporate reorganisation and refinancing of its £28,000,000 banking facilities with HSBC Bank UK plc.
  • Acting for Delek Group Limited, the leading Israeli integrated energy company, on the amendment and extension of its USD$55,000,000 financing arrangements from Citibank, NA for financing its infrastructure developments.
  • Acted for a £16m refinance of a complex existing debt within the group of Johnsey Estates UK Limited, together with a restructure of the group and a number of property transfers.
  • Acted for a matter with cross-border element, advising on the financing and investment into ETZ PLC and ETZ Payments Limited.
  • Acted for a household name client, Leeds Building Society — and a matter where a magic circle firm was involved — advising on the two separate issuances of £350m senior preferred notes, due 2027 (one in March and one in October).
  • Acted for Gray Care Group in relation to the acquisition of three care home businesses, together with a sale and leaseback of three care home properties.
  • Acted as the UK legal counsel for Grupo Tradebe Medio Ambiente SL — a leading global waste management and recycling business headquartered in Barcelona — and its UK subsidiary companies in relation to additional standby loan facilities of up to €70m made available by Banco de Sabadell SA and Instituto De Crédito Oficial EPE.
  • Acted for Santander UK plc on the provision of acquisition term loan and revolving credit facilities of up to £21m to Olympus Bidco Limited (part of the RCI Healthcare Group) for the purposes of financing the acquisition of Venture-People Limited and Communicourt Limited.
  • Acted for Greater Manchester Combined Authority in relation to the novation and assignment of £millions debt facilities from The North West Evergreen Limited Partnership.

Who have our partners worked with?

  • AIB Group (UK) plc
  • Breal Capital Limited
  • Bumper International
  • BZ Commercial Finance
  • Calveton UK
  • Delek Group Limited
  • ETZ PLC
  • Gray Care Group Limited
  • Grupo Tradebe Medio Ambiente SL
  • Johnsey Estates UK Limited
  • Leeds Building Society
  • Principality Building Society
  • Santander UK plc
  • Secure Trust Bank plc
  • Skipton Building Society
  • Squire & Partners
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland plc

Quotes from clients

Rob is one of the top names in the market, with clients being impressed at his expert industry and legal knowledge, and that his commercial views and general advice allow them to be able to make decisions on complex matters. Chambers and Partners UK Legal Guide 

 Rob is first class.  He is very approachable and personable with great technical knowledge and his advice is very user-friendly. Chambers and Partners UK Legal Guide 

Jill Parker is a solution-driven and highly effective lawyer who sets the gold standard for the delivery of legal services. Always acting with dedication and integrity she focusses on our business needs to ensure our objectives are achieved — a safe pair of hands who always delivers. David Smith-Milne, Manging Director, PlaceFirst 

Key contacts

Simon Baum

Partner

Banking & Finance

Artur Bunk

Partner

Restructuring & Insolvency, Dispute Resolution, Banking & Finance

Nick Dicken

Legal Counsel

Corporate & Banking

Paul Estlin

Partner

Financial Services

Rob Fawke

Partner

Banking & Finance

Veronika Koroleva

Partner

Commodities & Trade Finance and Receivables & Supply Chain Finance

Jill Parker

Partner

Banking & Finance

Graham Reid

Partner

Banking and Finance

Wolfgang Richter

Partner, Rechtsanwalt, Abogado (Madrid)

Finance, Corporate & Regulatory

Monica Saikia

Legal Counsel

Dispute Resolution

Andrew Tonge

Partner

Restructuring & Insolvency

Marc Weisberger

Partner

Commodities & Trade Finance

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