Blake Morgan

Banking & Finance Department

The South
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What the team is known for Go-to practice for mid-market transactions. Noted for advising for UK clearing banks on matters including structured financing, refinancing and acquisition financing. Also acts for corporates wishing to negotiate accounts receivable financing. Expertise extends to advising lenders on financing MBOs. Areas of expertise include Islamic finance and regulatory issues.

Strengths Clients say: "The firm is exceptionally commercial with appropriate, realistic advice and suggestions on offer at all times."

Work highlights Advised HSBC UK on the provision of a USD20 million term loan to CT Automotive Group.

Notable practitioners

Kathryn Shimmin
has an established presence in the finance sector and demonstrates considerable experience advising on secured lending and structured finance. She additionally assists with construction finance.

Steve Cole
advises on refinancing transactions, revolving credit facilities and Islamic finance transactions for both borrowers and lenders. Clients appreciate that he is "able to work to very tight deadlines and find practical and simple solutions to what appear to be complex legal issues."