Banking & finance

Having the correct financial arrangements in place is a vital component to any successful transaction. Our team of specialists advise both financial institutions and those looking to raise finance on a broad spectrum of arrangements covering debt and related security terms and equity fundraisings.

These arrangements typically cover acquisition and property finance as well as requirements for growth capital; we also have particular expertise in advising both borrowers and lenders on financial arrangements in the agriculture and estate sector. Our team works closely with colleagues from our corporate and property teams to deliver a joined-up and cost effective solution for clients.

Clients include a number of the UK's leading clearing banks as well as private funds and we have approved panel status with a number of them, including Santander and the Lloyds Banking Group.

We specialise in security enforcement and banking disputes which ensures the interests of secured lenders are properly protected in the event of default.

What they say about us:

Chambers (2018) have acknowledge as a well-reputed team with a wide-ranging banking and finance offering, advising on acquisition, property and agriculture finance. Clients appreciate "their ability to settle what can sometimes be complex arrangements and put it into layman's terms."

Legal 500 (2017) has noted that the Banking and finance provides ‘a highly valued service, responds quickly to all requests and is great to do business with’. The group advises on acquisition finance, restructuring, banking litigation and property, agricultural and rural financings; it also has significant expertise in payments and settlements matters in the retail sector. The ‘highly commercial’ Sophie Eales heads the banking practice and ‘always makes the transactions work for all parties concerned’. She is recommended alongside property expert Nick Gent, who has ‘extensive knowledge and experience of his area’.

 

Partners

Sophie Eales
Partner - Banking
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0514
07880 726338
Corporate
Nick Gent
Partner
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0460
07971 974 748
Corporate
Jon Kelly
Partner
Commercial Litigation
Southampton
023 8082 0467
07900 913 277
Commercial Litigation
Paul Longman
Partner & Head of Commercial Property Team Southampton
Commercial Property
Southampton
023 8082 0461
07515 067 427
Commercial Property
Marcus Thorpe
Partner & Head of Agriculture & Rural Property
Agriculture & Rural Property
Salisbury
01722 426932
07876 068 221
Agriculture & Rural Property