Banking and finance

Our banking and finance team comprises lawyers with specialist sector expertise.  The group provides transactional advice to a broad range of clients, including onshore and offshore lenders (private and retail banks, financial institutions and mezzanine finance houses), as well as advising borrowers (corporates, funds, family offices and high net worth individuals).  The team offers clear, pragmatic advice and finds solutions to complex problems.

Our team are adept in all aspects of banking and finance, including real estate finance, acquisition finance, hotel financing and precedent documentation.

We have particular expertise in real estate finance (both investment and development) in relation to commercial and residential property and works with our Commercial Real Estate and Residential teams to ensure a seamless approach.


The Register of Overseas Entities – 5 steps lenders should be taking now

There has been a plethora of recent articles about the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 (the “ECA”) and its provisions which deal with the register of overseas entities (the “Register”), but given that the Register is not yet in force and there is no suggestion as to when it will become effective, how concerned should lenders be?

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The Register of Overseas Interests and Corporate Transactions

We may not yet know when the register of overseas entities (the “Register”) to be set up under the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2002 (the “ECA”) will become effective, but we can be fairly certain that it will be in the not-too-distant future.

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Generation Now - Disrupting Perceptions

A Forsters podcast series that delves into the minds of some of today’s most ambitious and successful entrepreneurs. They have grown businesses that are disrupting the way we live, how we buy, and the way businesses are run. How have the life experiences of this generation informed their success and what can we learn from them?

Generation Now - Disrupting Perceptions


We Need To Talk – Financial Difficulties and Facility Agreements

Unfortunately, businesses often face financial difficulties and the pandemic in particular, has caused problems for many. This is a stressful and worrying time for any business, even if they have no bank debt, but what are your options if you do have debt finance in place and are at risk of defaulting under the facility agreement?

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Forsters advises Greybull Capital on the purchase of McLaren Applied

A cross departmental team, led by Client Relationship Partner, Craig Thompson, and Senior Associate Daniel Bryan, has advised long-standing client, Greybull Capital, on their high-profile purchase of the McLaren Group's Applied business division.

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Government-backed loan schemes – recent updates

The Winter Economy Plan, launched by the Government on 24 September 2020, contains several measures designed to support businesses throughout the current coronavirus pandemic, including the extension of the Government-backed loan schemes.

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Forsters and UK Israel Business host Real Estate Breakfast event on investment, development and financing

On 7 July Forsters and UK Israel Business hosted an online Real Estate Breakfast event to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the commercial and residential UK markets, with particular regard to investments, development and financing.

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"The team is responsive, pragmatic and adept at dealing with fast-paced transactions."
The Legal 500, 2020
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