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Cleaver Fulton Rankin

Banking & Finance

1 ranked lawyersBand 2Northern IrelandUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Well-regarded team noted for cross-border corporate lending. Frequently involved in complex real estate and construction finance matters. Also well placed to advise on regulatory issues. Acts for a roster of UK and European banks, as well as borrower-side institutions.

Strengths

A source says: "It's a strong, reliable team."

"They are responsive and have quick timeframes," observes another interviewee.

Work highlights

Advised Ares on the Northern Irish aspects of its provision of facilities to Dobbies Garden Centre Group to finance its acquisition of 31 garden centres from Wyevale Garden Centres and to refinance Dobbies' existing facilities.

Notable practitioners

Stephen Cross leads the firm's banking and finance department and routinely represents lenders, in addition to other clients. He has expertise across a range of areas including development, acquisition and renewable energy finance.
"He's a commercial, time-efficient practitioner." "He works very fast and can get around complex matters quickly. He knows the practice inside out."

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Overview

Cleaver Fulton Rankin’s market leading Banking & Finance team is known throughout Northern Ireland for its technical excellence and commercial approach. Our team continues to grow in strength, depth and reputation and we are recognised in particular for our superlative service delivery.

We have extensive experience in acting on the full range of finance transactions, including corporate finance and project finance transactions, commercial property finance transactions, business lending, invoice discounting, factoring and debt finance, loan portfolio sales and acquisitions and advising on the Northern Irish aspects of structured finance, capital markets, securitisation and covered bond transactions.

We act for and are on the legal panels for the major lending institutions operating in Northern Ireland, as well as advising leading international banks, investment funds and financial services firms and businesses across a growing range of sectors.

Members

Cross, Stephen (Head of Department)

Moorhead, Peter

Industries

Banks

Charities / Not for Profit

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Energy

Financial Services

Government

Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences

Private Client/Individuals

Real Estate Finance

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Travel & Leisure

Utilities

Banking & Finance

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Location

50 Bedford Street

Belfast

County Antrim

UK

BT2 7FW

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Northern Ireland

Banking & Finance


Stephen Cross
Band 3