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.
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.
20th December 2013
So you've done all the hard work - developed a great product, arranged for its manufacture in a cost effective way, marketed it using the brilliant marketing strategy that came out of your brainstorming sessions and found a customer who is delighted to buy it at a price which gives you a good profit. You've even managed to set up trade finance arrangements which, provided you stick to your side of the bargain, will take the payment risk out you getting paid for all your hard work. What can go wrong?
4th April 2014
14th February 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
“Gateley's team of good-quality people is proactive and responsive”
Legal 500 2013
“HBJ Gateley’s social housing offering is linked to its banking practice, and is responsive and attentive”
Legal 500 2013
“The banking & finance team excels across a wide range of areas from acquisition finance and asset-based lending to private equity work. Clients are happy to commend the firm's extensive banking expertise and say it is always at hand to provide support and advice through the transaction process. Sources feel that they are provided with a highly active, excellent, knowledgeable service from senior team members”
Chambers UK 2013
“The firm has a strong team who provide prompt responses and quick turnaround times”
Legal 500 2012
“Always focused and available when you need them. A real asset on any transaction”
Ian Howey, Yorkshire Bank