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Muckle LLP

Banking & Finance

3 ranked lawyersBand 1North EastUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Highly regarded practice covering the full spectrum of banking and finance work. Strong reputation for acting for lenders, with clients mostly consisting of banks, venture funds and private equity firms, and also assists with borrower-side mandates. Known for advising on buyouts, working capital arrangements and refinancing matters, as well as large-scale restructurings of financial and corporate arrangements.

Strengths

One client emphasises that the team is "well resourced, always hits deadlines and manages our expectations very well."

Another adds: "They always look to find ways to reach a solution."

Work highlights

Advised Santander on new loan and revolving credit facilities to a corporate borrower.

Notable practitioners

Kevin Maloney assists financial and corporate clients with working capital arrangements, refinancings and development facilities. A client notes: "He is unflappable, pragmatic and easy to work with. His work is very high quality."

Louise Duffy is a highly recognised finance practitioner, with particular expertise in advising borrowers and lenders on loan facilities and equity investments. One client enthuses: "She is highly commercial, can explain complex issues in a straightforward manner and is very diligent and responsive." Another notes: "Her strength is her knowledge to understand the transaction and work in a quick and efficient manner."

Zoe Ditch assists clients with a variety of banking and finance matters in the North East, including advising on corporate finance and venture capital and private equity investments.

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North East

Banking & Finance


Kevin Maloney
Band 2
Louise Duffy
Band 1
Zoe Ditch
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