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Banking and Finance Lawyers

Setfords’ banking and finance lawyers provide clients with first class commercial and technical advice across the full spectrum of the law. Our experts have an extensive track record of advising clients in connection with their debt financing products and solutions, from startups all the way through to FTSE 100 companies. We are well versed in supporting businesses through all stages of their development and growth, acting as trusted advisors.

Whether you are a sponsor, borrower, fund or lender, our banking and finance solicitors are here to advise in relation to various transaction types. Learn more below.

Banking and Finance Lawyer Services

How exactly can our banking and finance solicitors help you? View our main specialisms below. 

  • Asset-based lending

    Asset-based lending

    Asset-based lending uses the balance sheet of a business as security for a loan. It includes physical assets as well as intangible ones, namely intellectual property. 

    If asset-based lending is the right option for you and your business, our finance solicitors can provide tailored advice throughout the process, from initial advice all the way through to closing the transaction.

  • Real estate finance

    Real estate finance

    Setfords has a dedicated team of finance solicitors specialising in real estate finance. 

    We can advise both borrowers and lenders on all aspects of this area of law, including drafting loan agreements, negotiating terms, risk assessment, resolving title issues, handling regulatory approvals, and more. 

  • Leveraged acquisition finance

    Leveraged acquisition finance

    Leveraged acquisition finance refers to a specialised form of financing that is used to facilitate the acquisition of a company, typically by a private equity firm or strategic buyer. 

    Our expert banking and finance lawyers can provide you with the advice you need to navigate this often complex scenario.

  • Term loan finance

    Term loan finance

    Term loans have a specified repayment term and are generally repaid through regular installments. They are typically used for business purposes, such as expansion or financing capital expenditures. 

    A Setfords finance solicitor can provide you with the legal expertise you need, ensure your interests are protected, and monitor compliance throughout the process. 

  • Working capital finance

    Working capital finance

    This is a specific type of finance for businesses, used to boost the working capital they have available. Often, it is used to boost the business’s growth.

    If you need legal expertise and guidance in this area, Setfords’ banking solicitors are here to assist.

  • Convertible debt

    Convertible debt

    Typically used by high-growth businesses in their early stages, convertible debt begins as a loan, but offers the lender an option to convert the debt into equity under certain conditions in the future.  

    Our banking and finance solicitors can assist with aspects such as structuring, drafting agreements, negotiating terms, due diligence, exit strategies, dispute resolution, and more.

  • Subordinated debt

    Subordinated debt

    Subordinated debt is that which ranks below others in terms of the debtor’s claim on a business’s assets or earnings. 

    Our finance solicitors can advise on all aspects of subordinated debt. 

  • Loan notes and bonds

    Loan notes and bonds

    Loan notes and bonds represent financial instruments issued by corporations or governments to secure funding from investors. 

    Setfords can provide you with specialised advice in this area, including drafting legal documentation, due diligence, compliance, investor protection, and more.

  • Corporate treasury solutions

    Corporate treasury solutions

    Corporate treasury solutions are designed to optimise a company’s cash management, liquidity, and financial risk management. Typically, they’re provided by banks, financial institutions, or treasury management service providers. 

    An expert banking and finance lawyer can assist you and your business with this process. 

Asset-based lending

Asset-based lending uses the balance sheet of a business as security for a loan. It includes physical assets as well as intangible ones, namely intellectual property. 

If asset-based lending is the right option for you and your business, our finance solicitors can provide tailored advice throughout the process, from initial advice all the way through to closing the transaction.

Real estate finance

Setfords has a dedicated team of finance solicitors specialising in real estate finance. 

We can advise both borrowers and lenders on all aspects of this area of law, including drafting loan agreements, negotiating terms, risk assessment, resolving title issues, handling regulatory approvals, and more. 

Leveraged acquisition finance

Leveraged acquisition finance refers to a specialised form of financing that is used to facilitate the acquisition of a company, typically by a private equity firm or strategic buyer. 

Our expert banking and finance lawyers can provide you with the advice you need to navigate this often complex scenario.

Term loan finance

Term loans have a specified repayment term and are generally repaid through regular installments. They are typically used for business purposes, such as expansion or financing capital expenditures. 

A Setfords finance solicitor can provide you with the legal expertise you need, ensure your interests are protected, and monitor compliance throughout the process. 

Working capital finance

This is a specific type of finance for businesses, used to boost the working capital they have available. Often, it is used to boost the business’s growth.

If you need legal expertise and guidance in this area, Setfords’ banking solicitors are here to assist.

Convertible debt

Typically used by high-growth businesses in their early stages, convertible debt begins as a loan, but offers the lender an option to convert the debt into equity under certain conditions in the future.  

Our banking and finance solicitors can assist with aspects such as structuring, drafting agreements, negotiating terms, due diligence, exit strategies, dispute resolution, and more.

Subordinated debt

Subordinated debt is that which ranks below others in terms of the debtor’s claim on a business’s assets or earnings. 

Our finance solicitors can advise on all aspects of subordinated debt. 

Loan notes and bonds

Loan notes and bonds represent financial instruments issued by corporations or governments to secure funding from investors. 

Setfords can provide you with specialised advice in this area, including drafting legal documentation, due diligence, compliance, investor protection, and more.

Corporate treasury solutions

Corporate treasury solutions are designed to optimise a company’s cash management, liquidity, and financial risk management. Typically, they’re provided by banks, financial institutions, or treasury management service providers. 

An expert banking and finance lawyer can assist you and your business with this process. 

Our Banking and Finance Solicitors

Banking and Finance Law FAQs

  • What is banking and finance law?

    Banking and finance is a highly specialised area of law. It focuses on the often-complex relationship between lenders and borrowers, typically in the corporate world. Banking and finance lawyers aim to ensure that their client’s best interests are represented and all rules and regulations are adhered to.

  • When do I need a banking and finance lawyer?

    Most businesses will require the services of a banking and finance solicitor at some point. In particular, their advice can be useful when dealing with complex transactions, securing loans, regulatory compliance, mergers and acquisitions, and other kinds of financial transactions. 

  • Can a banking and finance lawyer help with securing loans or financing for a business?

    Yes, securing loans or financing for businesses is a key part of a banking and finance lawyer’s role. Our financial services lawyers can assist your business by advising on the legal aspects of the transaction, negotiating terms with lenders, ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations, and more.

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