Expert Commercial Finance lawyers in a range of commercial disciplines
Blake Morgan is an expert law firm in all areas of lending related to businesses and commerce. Our Commercial Finance team includes lawyers based in London, Reading, Southampton and Cardiff. We advise on a wide variety of financing arrangements including acquisition and management buyout finance, receivables finance, trade finance and asset finance. We act for banks, institutional lenders and borrowers. The borrowers we act for range from small and medium-sized enterprises through to multinational corporations. The Commercial Finance team also has expertise in a variety of specialist sectors including healthcare, education, renewables and not-for-profit lending.
Main Areas Of Practice
Our experienced team undertakes a broad range of transactions including:
We act for lenders and borrowers in relation to a wide range of term loan and revolving credit facilities relating to corporate acquisitions and management buyouts.
We advise lenders and businesses on a wide range of receivables financing arrangements including invoice discounting, the sale and purchase of lease portfolios, project contracts and lease contracts.
Advising domestic and international businesses in relation to letters of credit, bank guarantees and other credit and liquidity support devices.
Advising banks, institutional lenders and businesses in relation to finance and operating leasing, hire purchase, conditional sale and sale and leaseback arrangements.
Our team acts for a variety of banks and institutional lenders and also borrowers in relation to all kinds of financing arrangements that may be required by businesses.
"Blake Morgan LLP's practice has the critical mass across the South East to provide clients, which include institutional lenders and major corporates, on a wide range of financing transactions."
- The Legal 500
"He kept to timescales and had a pragmatic view of the transaction and explained the pros and cons of the situation."
- Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2019
Advising a clearing bank in relation to a £14 million term loan facility relating to a management buyout of a leading independent provider of telecommunications and the largest direct business partner of O2 in the UK. The facilities were secured against a blend of business assets and guarantees from multiple group companies.
Advising a global manufacturing group based in India in respect of English law security relating to c.€700 million facilities relating to multiple subsidiaries in multiple jurisdictions. This included advising on arrangements between a variety of creditors and banks.
Advising a clearing bank in connection with the provision of certain receivables, inventory, supply chain and general banking financing facilities to a leading automotive aftermarket parts supplier, including a £15,000,000 confidential invoice discounting and stock line, asset finance term loan, promissory note facility, foreign exchange facility, US dollar overdraft and intra-day overdraft facility.
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