Banking & finance

The Banking and Finance Team act for banks, building societies, specialist lenders and also borrowers (both individual and corporate).

Specialists in acquisition finance

Our acquisition finance lawyers advise banks and borrowers on senior and mezzanine finance in relation to a wide variety of corporate transactions including debt facilities for corporate acquisitions, MBOs and MBIs and re-financing. We also advise on secured loans, complicated finance structures and inter-creditor issues.

Specialists in property finance

 Our property finance expertise is drawn from our team of 18 commercial property lawyers.  The team has considerable experience in acting for lenders funding businesses in the leisure, care, industrial property and pension property sectors.  Last year our property finance experts acted for commercial lenders lending in the region of £100 million.  Our approach is to ensure that we are recognised as an asset to the transaction. We provide a responsive commercial service. 

Specialists in asset finance

Providing finance for car fleets, commercial vehicle fleets, mechanical handling equipment, printing equipment or other core business assets is a specialist area. We have advised both acquirers and funders in negotiations and prepared detailed documentation for many and varied transactions. Since 2006, we have assisted in the provision of asset finance having a value in excess of £250 million.

Specialists in financial services litigation

We have a depth of experience in financial services related litigation. We are regularly involved in conducting and recovery proceedings for our financial services clients. This includes investigating frauds perpetrated in asset and property based lending transactions, tracing assets and obtaining freezing injunctions to facilitate recoveries.

Nick Gent, Partner & Head of Banking & Finance comments; "Increasingly in this sector lenders and borrowers are looking for experienced commercially minded lawyers to put in place lending and security structures as quickly and cost effectively as possible. At Trethowans we understand this. Above all else, our clients require us to adopt a commercial approach and to provide clear advice and guidance on all aspects of a transaction. Our role is to solve problems and not simply identify them."

Meet the team

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
Caroline Probert
Partner & Head of Commercial Property Team Salisbury
Commercial Property
Salisbury
01722 426961
07917 730 026
Commercial Property
Marcus Thorpe
Partner & Head of Agriculture & Rural Property
Agriculture & Rural Property
Salisbury
01722 426932
07876 068 221
Agriculture & Rural Property
Mike Watson
Partner & Head of Commercial Services Group
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0546
07917 157 734
Corporate

Associates

David Jones
Senior Associate
Commercial Property
Salisbury
01722 426955
07875 499 316
Commercial Property

Trainee Solicitors

Gerrard Tin
Trainee Solicitor
Corporate
Southampton
023 8082 0531
07792 602273
Corporate