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Banking & Finance

Our commercially minded team work for some of the biggest names in finance. Using our legal-services we offer a range of specialist services tailored to support both funders and borrowers on banking and finance transactions.

What is involved with banking and finance?

We understand that our clients need practical solutions. Our commercially minded team work for some of the biggest names in finance, including HSBC Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Santander UK and The Royal Bank of Scotland. Using our legal-services we offer a range of specialist services tailored to support both funders and borrowers on banking and finance transactions.

Our experienced team is routinely involved in corporate banking, acquisition finance, structured finance, development finance, real estate finance, asset backed lending, invoice finance, restructuring, syndicated lending and finance litigation.

Our team is regularly involved in cross border finance transactions, supporting our UK borrower clients with the international elements of their banking and finance transactions.

"The support that we received from Freeths was fantastic. They got to grips with the key issues very quickly and dealt with these in a no nonsense way. We have been very impressed with the quality of work and advice from Freeths and wanted to record a note of our appreciation. I know that others on this transaction have also commented on the superb performance of the whole banking side of this deal."

Director

Acquisition Finance, Lloyds Banking Group

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Chris Freeston

Nottingham Office Managing Partner & National Head of Banking & Finance

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Why choose our banking & finance expertise?

Why choose our banking & finance expertise?

  • Our banking and finance team is ranked in the legal directories. This reflects the views of our clients who benefit from our extensive experience and pragmatic approach. The quality and volume of our solutions-based work in corporate, real estate and development finance is well recognised.
  • Banking and finance transactions are partner led supported by teams of specialist lawyers depending on the circumstances of the transaction (tax, mergers & acquisitions, real estate etc.). This means our funder and borrower clients receive pragmatic solutions from an experienced, specialist team.
  • Having a network of 13 offices across most regions of England & Wales means we have good contacts and strong representation with funders in the markets in which we operate. We also recognise that there can be regional differences across those markets.
  • Our capable team provide pragmatic and straight-talking advice. Working with you, our commercially focussed advice is tailored to providing recommendations and not simply options.

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Testimonials

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    "The support that we received from Freeths was fantastic. They got to grips with the key issues very quickly and dealt with these in a no nonsense...

    Director , Acquisition Finance, Lloyds Banking Group

  • RD

    "The team at Freeths are a key business partner with a tremendous amount of expertise to call upon. They have consistently delivered high standards...

    Relationship Director, The Royal Bank of Scotland

  • "Freeths’ banking partner runs point on most deals, ensuring we are provided the best service. Despite this, their fees are still comparable to oth...

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • “The team is excellent, from the managing partner to the associates working on our transactions, they have been outstanding.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • “They dealt with all matters required in a commercial and swift manner.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2024

  • “Freeths is always able to provide insight and strong commercial awareness.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

  • “The team is also happy to share this and help educate others.”

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

Meet the team

Chris Freeston's Profile

Chris Freeston

Nottingham Office Managing Partner & National Head of Banking & Finance

Phil Baigent's Profile

Phil Baigent

Partner & Joint Head of Care

Adam Edwards's Profile

Adam Edwards

Partner & Head of Financial Services

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