Increasingly we advise high net worth individuals in private equity investments including lending as the banks lose appetite or ability to lend in the current economic climate.

Our services include drafting loan and security documentation for lenders (including individuals and private banks advising on regulation for financial services products and drafting associated business agreements, setting up and structuring loan funds onshore and offshore, and negotiating facility and transaction documents.

We advise on finance for corporate entities, commercial and residential property sales and acquisitions, and property development, drawing on our well established links with lenders, brokers and other relevant professionals.

Our expertise

Sample Transactions

  • Formation of property developer including private equity injection and subsequent acquisition of development sites in the UK with GDV in excess of £30 million.
  • Structuring mezzanine lender with step-in rights on developments.
  • Acting for major mezzanine lender on development loans.
  • Securing private Bank loans including facility letters, third party charges and deeds of priority.
  • Documenting multi-million pound mezzanine loan to BVI property owner.
  • Re- financing a property portfolio comprising of 104 properties whilst transferring the same into a NewCo.
  • Creating bespoke facility and security packages to facilitate lending in excess €30 million.

Our experience

The Services Team's Testimonials

Charles Douglas Solicitors LLP has been providing corporate legal advice to our company as part of a recent share sale. The advice was prompt, commercially strategic and of a high standard.  Our main partner-level contact at the firm, Silke Buschmann, understands business needs very well and has expert corporate law knowledge.


Lightware Limited

The commercial team leave no stone unturned and are prepared to burn the candle through the night, long after your resolve has expired.

Roy Ledgister

Very nice supportive team and always promptly of assistance- very good experience


Example areas of expertise.

Lender Security Advice, specifically advising on security packages suited to a particular transaction.

Finance and re-financing for corporate entities, including Sharia law compliant facilities.

Advising private lenders (corporates and individuals).

Financial Services Regulation Advice.

Working together with onshore and offshore Funds.

Preparation of Facility and Security documentation including their negotiation and registration at the relevant bodies, such as Companies House.

Our Banking & Finance Team.

Our Banking & Finance team is experienced and knowledgable, with a focus on driving results and communicating with our clients.

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