Our Banking & Finance team has a wealth of experience in all aspects of banking & finance transactions. We act for many of the leading banks, financial institutions and corporate borrowers, providing the full range of banking services from corporate lending to restructuring and recovery.
We also provide specialist support in areas such as structured and Acquisition Finance, Real Estate Finance and Asset Based Lending transactions. We are one of the few firms with the combined cross-border expertise to offer a comprehensive range of services to lenders and borrowers across the UK. We are also able to advise on funding transactions in the Middle East, including Islamic Finance.
We recognise the need to marry technical expertise with business sense and focus on giving legal advice in a commercial context, identifying solutions and getting the deal done. Whether the lending is to support a project, acquisition or business, our team will work closely with you to ensure that our service is tailored to meet your needs.
1st October 2014
The Birmingham office of top 50 law firm, Gateley, has advised on a deal which saw investment vehicle, Ensco 1070 Limited, invest in Oxford United Football Club.
2nd July 2014
The Banking & Finance team from top 50 law firm, Gateley has advised on a recent deal which saw Shropshire based producer of lithographic aluminium strip, Bridgnorth Aluminium, secure £62m in funding from the Birmingham office of Lloyds Banking Group.
“They are very commercial animals. Technically skilled lawyers, but they also provide real-world advice. There's a real desire to get deals done. They don't just point out a problem, they give you a solution. In whatever region they operate, they pride themselves on knowing the region and the players, and ensuring they have the depth of relationships wherever they can”
Chambers UK 2015
“Offering a very good level of service; Gateley is proactive and responsive”
Legal 500 2014
“A really good legal firm. They have very commercial lawyers. They are more than willing to point out legal positions, but also give additional information - a commercial view of what works. They are diligent, timely, helpful and they look at things independently. They give good solutions looking at the whole picture. Always excellent, proactive, quick and commercial”
Chambers UK 2014
“HBJ Gateley’s social housing offering is linked to its banking practice, and is responsive and attentive”
Legal 500 2013
“Always focused and available when you need them. A real asset on any transaction”
Ian Howey, Yorkshire Bank