Banking and finance

With more than 800 lawyers situated in the world’s financial centers, our global banking and finance team has one of the longest histories of any law firm in the field, advising major banks, finance providers, export credit agencies, corporate and sovereign entities and other participants in the global banking and finance arena.

“Notable for its lender-side practice which covers a diverse scope of financing work for a multitude of domestic commercial banks.” Chambers UK, 2019

We advise across the full spectrum of legal banking and finance matters, acting for parties ranging from multinational lenders to growth corporations. Clients depend on us for legal advice on day-to-day banking and finance issues for issuers, underwriters, borrowers and lenders, as well as for our leadership in complex, cross-border banking and finance transactions for some of the world’s most prominent financial institutions and corporations.

Our lawyers also are experienced in the full range of debt and equity transactions in the global capital markets, including standalone debt issuances, Sukuk, securitizations, covered, convertible, exchangeable, taxable and tax-exempt bonds, MTN/CP programs, structured products, equity-linked issuances and Public-Private Partnerships (PPP).

Our areas of work include

  • Acquisition finance and corporate lending
  • Agency finance
  • Asset-based lending
  • Asset finance
  • Bankruptcy, restructuring and insolvency
  • Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies (DLT)
  • Capital markets
  • Dispute resolution and litigation
  • Islamic finance
  • Projects and project finance
  • Public and government finance
  • Real estate
  • Structured trade and commodity finance
  • Structured finance
  • Transport finance, including aviation, shipping and rail

Awards and accolades

  • Chambers UK, London: Banking & Finance: Borrowers, and Banking & Finance: Lenders, Chambers and Partners, 2019
  • Chambers UK, London: Banking Litigation, Chambers and Partners, 2019
  • Chambers Europe, London: Banking & Finance: Lenders, Chambers and Partners, 2019
  • Chambers Global, UK: Banking & Finance: Lenders, Chambers and Partners, 2019
  • Legal 500 UK, London: Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans, The Legal 500, 2019
  • Legal 500 UK, London: Finance: Emerging Markets (Tier 1), The Legal 500, 2019
  • Legal 500 UK, London: Trade Finance (Tier 1), The Legal 500, 2019
  • Legal 500 UK, London: Banking Litigation: Investment and Retail, The Legal 500, 2019

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