We have market leading financial lawyers who have industry-specific experience and a clear understanding of today’s business environment which will give you a critical competitive advantage when you are structuring and negotiating financial transactions. We have forged a strong reputation amongst banks, building societies, other major financial institutions and sophisticated borrowers due to our extensive experience and responsiveness across a diverse range of finance-related matters.
We can assist in the following banking and finance areas:
Below are some work examples of where we have acted for lenders and borrowers in the banking and finance world.
Below is a list of some of the key banking and finance clients we have worked with over recent years:
Whilst based in the South of England, Paris Smith acts for businesses and families throughout the UK. Technology has enabled us to provide a high level of service to our clients whether they are local to our offices or not. Our advice can be given in many ways:
We will talk through how you would like to be contacted and the best ways for us to meet in our early conversations with you.
Our Banking and Finance team is made up of 2 partners, 2 solicitors and a trainee solicitor. You can find contact details for them below.
The Banking and Finance team are known for being highly active on debt finance transactions, offering a full spectrum of banking expertise encompassing acquisition, asset and property finance. Regularly sought after by retail banking groups, house builders and developers for real estate finance-related work. Also acts for UK clearing and challenger banks on leveraged finance, debt facilities and working capital facilities. Experienced advising shareholders on the sale of corporate share capital.
One interviewee says: “The team provides expert pragmatic advice to navigate through any transaction hurdles with great skill and expertise.”
Notable Practitioners :
James McNeil is head of the corporate, commercial and finance department at the firm. He advises lenders and borrowers on a variety of matters including term loan facilities, debt refinancing and project finance.
Liam Doughty regularly advises clients on acquisition and property finance mandates. He has notable expertise in term loans and revolving credit facilities.
Paris Smith LLP’s banking and finance practice excels in handling general corporate banking matters, as well as transactions involving acquisition finance, project finance, real estate finance and asset finance. In addition to maintaining strong relationships with national banks and large corporates, the team is highly sought after by challenger banks, higher education institutions and retail/leisure operators. James McNeil heads up the team, which includes Liam Doughty (who made partner in 2020) and acquisition finance expert Jonathon Roy. McNeil and Roy acted for Haskins Garden Centres on the refinancing of current banking facilities with HSBC.
Once source says “They have brought calm, diligence and expertise to the process, ensuring the details are not missed whilst keeping their eye on the overall transaction”.