Gowling WLG (UK) LLP

Real Estate Finance Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Specialises in acting for major banks, including UK clearing banks. Also notable for its extensive experience acting on behalf of borrower-side clients, particularly with regard to refinancings and development financing. Regularly handles mezzanine debt matters and development transactions, among other complex finance issues. An established name in the market with regard to debt funds and work with alternative lenders. Experienced in handling matters in the residential and retail sectors, among others.

Work highlights Acted for Charlesgate on its loan facility from GABI to refinance a shareholder loan and to fund the development of a property.

Notable practitioners


Jonathan Lent
is experienced acting on transactions across different asset classes, including hotels, residential and logistics. He is experienced in advising both borrower and lender-side clients.


Nick Turner
is head of the real estate finance group at the firm and regularly acts for lenders, including banks and real estate funds, as well as borrower clients. His property finance practice encompasses acquisitions, development financing and refinancing matters.
"Nick is great to deal with and makes himself available. He is very pragmatic in his approach, good at providing solutions to drafting issues and very good at looking at the bigger picture."