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In these uncertain financial times, we provide the reassurance, confidence and effective, practical solutions our domestic and international clients demand.

General Lending

The global lending markets have irrevocably changed and in these uncertain times our clients looking for confidence, want to receive the very best advice. Something our expert teams provide on a daily basis.

Deals today require a very broad mix of finance capability, and our interdisciplinary team of lawyers brings together expertise in general lending, corporate finance, capital markets, corporate and restructuring.

As a result, our firm’s coverage spans the entire spectrum of debt products including syndicated loans, high yield bonds, leveraged buy-outs, and a number of hybrid loans such as bank/bond structures. Furthermore, our experience incorporates amend-and-extend, forward-start and refinancing facilities.

On the global stage, clients benefit from our firm’s geographical strength, with offices in each of the world’s leading banking centres. When combined with our experience on cross-border deals and ‘big-ticket’ transactions, we provide them with clear, pragmatic solutions, wherever in the world they may be.

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