Banking and Finance

We are Stibbe Banking and Finance specialists

For decades, both international and domestic financial institutions and entrepreneurs have entrusted us with their most challenging financings.

Banking and Finance

In the quickly evolving financial markets, the breadth and depth of our practice allows us to provide clients with the latest market trends and financing techniques.

Working in small, dedicated teams, our specialists handle many complex loan deals, securitisations, capital market transactions and reorganisations. Short lines to other specialists in the firm offer an effective match with the deal teams running the transaction at our banking and borrower base.

Taking a joint approach to financings, all debt capital markets and bank financings are handled by these same, small teams. This integrated approach results in a high level of coordination on combined bank/bond deals, seamless executions, the adoption of best practices across financing types and effective comparison of financing alternatives.

Our finance lawyers also complement their expertise by drawing on the firm’s strong industry and regulatory knowledge in areas such as energy, telecoms and real estate.

On the menu to the right you will find a list of specialisms our partner-driven service provides both borrowers and lenders.

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Experience

Market recognition

Who's Who Legal Awards 2018

Belgium Law Firm of the Year

"very commercial and responsive," while another appreciates its "sensible, helpful" approach.

Chambers Europe 2017, Banking & Finance chapter
Chambers Award 2018

Netherlands Law Firm of the Year

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