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UK The South Banking & Finance

This section covers advice provided to borrowers, sponsors and lenders. Chambers UK considers a broad array of banking work for its purposes, with areas looked at including acquisition finance, syndicated lending, leveraged finance, Islamic finance and refinancing issues. Outside of London, we will also consider Real Estate Finance Work (London has a dedicated Real Estate Finance table). In London, firms are ranked in Lower Mid-Market, Mid-Market or Big-Ticket tables for their work for Borrowers and Lenders (A deal with a value of up to £99 million will be considered lower mid-market, a deal with a value between £100 - £499 million will be considered mid-market and any deal £500 million or above will be considered big-ticket). We also rank firms for their work representing sponsors, as well as recognising individuals separately for their Fund Finance and Islamic Finance expertise.

All Departments profiles

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Band 1
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    Blake Morgan
    Banking & Finance
    UK 2023 | Band 1 | 8 Years Ranked
    Blake Morgan has a go-to practice for mid-market transactions. It's noted for advising UK clearing banks on matters including structured financing, refinancing and acquisition financing. It also acts for corporates wishing to negotiate accounts receivable financing. Blake Morgan's expertise extends to advising lenders on financing MBOs, Islamic finance and regulatory issues.
  2. DMH Stallard LLP
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    DMH Stallard LLP
    Banking & Finance
    UK 2023 | Band 1 | 3 Years Ranked
    DMH Stallard is routinely instructed to handle a diverse range of loan transactions, with experience advising on acquisition finance and property finance. Its clients include a number of major UK clearing and challenger banks, as well as a range of borrowers.
  3. Stevens & Bolton LLP
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    Stevens & Bolton LLP
    Banking & Finance
    UK 2023 | Band 1 | 8 Years Ranked
    Stevens & Bolton has a thriving banking and finance team with a presence handling corporate debt financing, real estate and restructuring. It advises high street banks, challenger banks and borrowers on domestic and international transactions. It offers experience in the financing of management buyouts. The team frequently advises clients on mid-market transactions. It's increasingly active in trade finance and venture debt for private equity firms and expanding portfolio companies.
  4. Womble Bond Dickinson UK LLP
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    Womble Bond Dickinson UK LLP
    Banking & Finance
    UK 2023 | Band 1 | 8 Years Ranked
    Womble Bond Dickinson has a pre-eminent practice with a strong track record acting for borrowers on various banking matters, regionally and nationally. The team offers expertise across a range of sectors, including property, retail, manufacturing and energy finance, particularly in relation to renewable energy. The group is adept at handling asset finance and refinancing matters, and provides further expertise in cross-border financing.
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Band 2
  1. Paris Smith LLP
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    Paris Smith LLP
    Banking & Finance
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Paris Smith is highly active on debt finance transactions, offering a full spectrum of banking expertise encompassing acquisition, asset and property finance. It is regularly sought after by retail banking groups, house builders and developers for real estate finance-related work. Paris Smith also acts for UK clearing and challenger banks on leveraged finance, debt facilities and working capital facilities.
  2. Trethowans LLP
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    Trethowans LLP
    Banking & Finance
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    Trethowans has a well-reputed banking team with a wide-ranging offering, advising on acquisition, property and agriculture finance. It regularly acts institutional lenders, alternative lenders and corporate borrowers. It also advises financial institutions on regulatory issues and enforcement and recovery procedures. The team is experienced in assisting clients with intercreditor arrangements.
  3. Cripps
    Banking & Finance
    UK 2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Clarke Willmott LLP
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    Clarke Willmott LLP
    Banking & Finance
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Clarke Willmott offers clients its expertise in acquisition and development finance matters. The team is experienced in acting for both borrowers and lenders, counting banks and healthcare companies amongst its client base.
  2. EMW Law LLP
    Banking & Finance
    UK 2023 | Band 3