Banking and finance

Corporate and alternative lending

Raising capital and building financial strength in your business requires expert legal advice. We represent both lenders and borrowers across a broad spectrum of corporate borrowing, alternative lending and debt restructuring. Our global network of overseas offices and trusted partner firms allow us to effectively manage international transactions for worldwide groups of companies.

With our depth of expertise in alternative lending structures, our team is able to keep up with the  new methods of financing that continue to appear on the horizon. We are at the forefront of trying to shape a business-friendly legal and regulatory regime for crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending.

We advise on lending in a diverse range of areas, from real estate to acquisitions to litigation finance. Our clients range from some of the world’s largest banks – including HSBC, Lloyds, Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland – to specialist developers such as Unite, funds such as Invested, and crowdfunding firms including FundingCircle.

Experience


Funding Circle

Advised on the successful application for a £20m share of a £55m government initiative intended to stimulate small business lending in the UK.

Landbay Partners

Advised one of the first platforms to launch an automated, anonymised buy-to-let lending service in the UK, including assisting with product development and compliance with all aspects of the UK P2P regulatory regime.

LendInvest

Provided regulatory analysis and FCA liaison support for this platform which broke the UK's record for the largest P2P loan within months of entering the market.

UNITE Group

Advised this leading UK student accommodation provider on its debut £90m retail bond issue.

Funding Circle

Advised the UK’s market-leading peer-to-peer business lender on all regulatory aspects of the platform's establishment.

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