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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.

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

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.

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Market recognition

Stibbe’s ‘very good’ practice is broad and represents ‘value for money’. It displays ‘excellent knowledge’ of securitisation.

Legal 500 2014, Banking, Finance and Capital markets chapter

"Highly regarded Belgian firm, principally recognised for its structured finance and securitisation expertise."

Chambers Europe 2015, Banking and Finance chapter

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