Our financial institutions team has considerable experience of advising UK and overseas financial institutions.
We use our deep sector knowledge to provide cost-effective solutions on a wide range of matters, including:
Our corporate practice advises banks and other providers of finance on the financing of major corporate transactions including mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, both domestic and cross-border.
We provide practical solutions in contentious and non-contentious situations involving financially distressed businesses through our corporate restructuring and insolvency group. The team advises insolvency practitioners, banks, other lending institutions, stakeholders, troubled companies, directors and individuals on a variety of corporate insolvency-related issues.
Our real estate finance team is experienced and agile in responding to the requirements of financial institutions within the tight timescales imposed on them by their borrowers.
In addition, our financial services group advises UK and overseas-based clients on regulatory matters, fund establishment, transactional advice and dispute resolution. The team also works closely with our investment funds group advising on the requirements for establishing and marketing collective investment funds in the UK.
Broad range of financial services experience across multiple industries, including hotels, tax and offshore structures, and the education sector. Regularly instructed by both borrower and lender clients on high-value and complex acquisitions and refinancings.
Fladgate LLP’s ‘very responsive, cost-effective’ practice provides ‘high-quality service’ and is noted for its ‘strong attention to detail’. The ‘highly experienced, commercial’ Kim McMurray is an ‘efficient, professional co-ordinator’ with a ‘can-do attitude’; she heads the practice jointly with Richard Reuben. Jeremy Whiteson advised Halamar Developments on the £50m refinancing of a property development in Soho. Other sponsor clients include Weston Homes and Hodson Developments; CIMC Capital, Europe Arab Bank and GreenOak UK Secured Lending are lender clients. Gary Smith has ‘very strong experience and industry knowledge’. Jenny Sargeant joined from Macfarlanes LLP in July 2016; Seetal Modi arrived from Sidley Austin LLP six months later. Luke Morris is also recommended.
Often sought to advise on finance transactions in the hotels, charities, healthcare and student accommodation sectors. Provides a full service, acting on everything from offshore structures to development finance. Acting on an increasing number of deals for Asian banks. Advised Halamar on the refinancing of a property development in Golden Square, Soho. Acted for a borrower group of companies, advised by Ziser Group, on a £45 million loan secured against four different properties in London. Kim McMurray acts for banks, funds and borrowers on a range of property finance transactions, including structured loans and securities. Sources say she is “very good at the banking side.”
Focuses on financing transactions for clients across a range of industry sectors, including residential housing, student accommodation, healthcare and charities. Also has expertise in portfolio acquisitions and tax and offshore finance structures. “They are consistently proactive in their approach, providing solutions rather than problems to complex issues. They seem to have a natural ability to go straight to the heart of any issues, analyse the situation and provide very good advice.” “The speed of response and accessibility of the team is excellent.”
Fladgate LLP recently represented a group of private investors against the VEB Bank of Russia in claims exceeding £25m, concerning bonds on which the debtors defaulted. Paul Howcroft, Simon Brew and Alexander Wildschütz are recommended.
Fladgate LLP “excels in giving clients substantially more partner time”. It advised 4C Hotel Group’s Camden Lock and Earls Court on the restructuring of the ownership and debt of the Holiday Inn Express in Earls Court. Other clients include Bank of Ireland, Close Brothers and Clydesdale Bank. Kim McMurray and Richard Reuben are recommended.