Quality Asset Finance Lawyers focusing on business needs

Blake Morgan provides a full range of transactional and “own client” legal advice to lenders, lessors, owners, manufacturers and operators, in the private and public sector, on all major asset classes. Our particular areas of expertise include the financing and operation of agricultural machinery, office equipment, retail and commercial vehicles, yellow goods and heavy equipment, simulators, medical and computer equipment, as well as other plant and machinery.

We strive to maintain a practical understanding of the technical and commercial issues that impact the asset finance industry, as well as providing expert legal advice.

Main Areas Of Practice


Corporate Transactions

We offer high-quality legal advice and support for small and medium-sized businesses engaging in corporate transactions by drafting and reviewing regulated and unregulated asset finance documentation in respect of finance and operating leasing, hire purchase, conditional sale and sale and leaseback transactions.

Commercial Documentation

We provide a highly regarded service for reviewing and drafting commercial documentation, including remarketing and sales agency arrangements, co-operation agreements and all types of intermediary arrangements.

Receivables Financing

We advise on a wide range of receivable financing for our clients and have delivered properly structured and quality advice in respect of the sale and purchase of lease portfolios, project contracts and lease contracts.

Financial Services Regulation and Compliance

We provide comprehensive and practical advice on a wide range of regulatory and compliance matters, including FSMA/CCA, sanctions and anti-money laundering and DPA/GDPR.

Secured and Structured Financing

We offer specialist and commercially sensible advice in connection with all aspects of secured and structured lending transactions and we have advised on security arrangements including buy-back and residual value support.

Asset Recoveries

We advise our clients on the implications and process for the collection of assets and offer practical litigation support for recoveries and all forms of asset dispute.

Related Expertise


Our Clients


Our team provides expert advice for all major UK banks, forms of asset funding, as well as specialist lenders such as equipment finance and vehicle lessors, and for manufacturer-owned car finance companies.

Highlights


Acting for the asset finance subsidiary of a large banking group on the negotiation and drafting of a master participation agreement for the risk sharing of costs/receivables in respect of future leasing activity.


Acting for the Department of Health on a £230 million, 10+ years project for the provision and lease of treatment centres and associated medical equipment.


Acting for a high street bank in the negotiation and drafting of a bespoke multimillion master leasing and agency disposal through flow group facility for the provision of vehicles, vans and trucks for use by a major infrastructure contractor.


Our Experts


Kath
Shimmin
Partner

Southampton

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Meera
Jansen
Partner

London

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Paul
Duggan
Partner

Cardiff

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Natalie
Coates
Partner

London

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Oliver
Storey-Harris
Partner

London

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Awards, Accolades and Accreditations


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