Laurie is a partner in the banking and finance team. He has a wide range of experience advising corporate clients, sponsors, clearing banks and credit funds on the full spectrum of financing options, from investment grade to highly leveraged structures.

He has particular expertise in relation to leveraged finance, advising on both sponsor-backed transactions and corporate event-driven leveraged deals.

Laurie trained, and spent the first 7 years of his career at, a London-based magic circle firm, with 18 months on secondment to the banking team in Paris. He was subsequently partner at a London firm, focusing on mid market leveraged finance. His experience includes a secondment to the financial sponsors team at a leading UK clearing bank.

Laurie acts for a range of clients, including:

  • Debt funds / alternative lenders
  • Clearing banks
  • Financial sponsors
  • Corporate borrowers

In addition to LMA-based loan financing, Laurie has in-depth experience of ISDA derivative transactions, debt capital markets (including EMTN bond issuances, private placements and securitization) and bespoke working capital facilities and treasury transactions.

Laurie qualified in 2008 and was a partner at a previous firm before joining Osborne Clarke as a partner in 2019.

Education:

  • Balliol College, University of Oxford: Philosophy, Politics and Economics (BA (Hons))
  • Nottingham Law School: Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course