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Harper Macleod LLP

Banking & Finance

2 ranked lawyersBand 3ScotlandUK 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Frequently advises both lenders and borrowers, and notable for its work with inter-creditor issues and crowd funding. Strong real estate and acquisition financing practice, with further capabilities in project finance and debt restructuring. Offers expertise in a variety of industries, including healthcare, social housing and agriculture. P2P lending firms feature prominently on its list of clients. Experienced in advising clients in the hospitality sector.

Strengths

One interviewee states: "They have a real strong mix of skill sets and are very commercial and forward-thinking but always acting with the client in mind."

Another source notes: "It's a down-to-earth, pragmatic and solution-driven team that's strategic and very responsive."

"The whole team are very client-centric and work very hard to ensure their aims and the client's aims are aligned," according to commentators.

Work highlights

Advised Atom Bank on a number of facilities to corporate borrowers and the taking of security over heritable property.

Notable practitioners

John Pringle frequently advises on acquisition, real estate and development financing, often relating to commercial properties. He acts for a range of  borrowers and lenders.
"He is skilled in complex matters and easy to contact and communicate with."

Tony Cameron regularly advises on a variety of financings, including for corporate acquisitions, real estate and projects. He has experience across a broad range of sectors, from shipping and renewable energy to community care and hospitality.
"Tony is very responsive, focused on delivering to timescales and commercially-minded about finding pragmatic solutions." "He's practical and pragmatic and knows how to protect our position."

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Overview

We are trusted advisers to both banks and borrowers, providing specialist legal advice on banking and finance issues across all sectors.

We act for most of the main funders active in the UK market, including international banks, mezzanine funders and crowdfunding lenders. A significant portion of our work involves advising non-funder clients in relation to their interaction with banks and financial institutions. We are trusted advisers to many of the firm’s clients, from SMEs to large corporates, on all banking and finance issues that arise in their businesses.

Our specialists work with funders and businesses at all stages in the economic cycle, from start-up through to specific transactions and from ongoing trading issues to turnaround and restructuring. Our firm is regarded as one of Scotland's leading dealmakers with extensive corporate mergers and acquisitions experience. Much of our work has multi-jurisdictional aspects and we often work with legal firms across the world in structuring and completing banking and finance transactions.

We are adept at project managing transactions to make the process as straightforward as possible for our clients and are focused on driving deals forward to ensure that we deliver the best outcome possible in the desired timescale.

Banking & Finance

Harper Macleod LLP

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Location

Citypoint

65 Haymarket Terrace

Edinburgh

City of Edinburgh

UK

EH12 5HD

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Scotland

Banking & Finance


John Pringle
Band 4
Tony Cameron
Band 3