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Shoosmiths LLP

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Liz Sweeney

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Shoosmiths LLP

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Banking and finance.


Liz is a partner in Shoosmiths’ banking and finance team and is highly regarded in real estate finance, acquisition finance, leveraged finance, restructuring and general corporate lending. She acts for a comprehensive range of banks, funders, borrowers, investors, sponsors and developers on domestic and cross-border deals. Liz has extensive experience in negotiating LMA documents and complex intercreditor deeds. Liz is also experienced in advising on interest rate hedging and derivatives.


Trained at Denton Wilde Sapte, London; qualified 2000. Worked in the London office of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood from 2003-2005 (senior associate). Joined the Manchester office of DLA Piper in 2005, promoted to DLA Piper’s partnership on 1st January 2008. Joined EOS Law as a partner in 2011. Joined Shoosmiths as a partner in 2013.


French (good).


Cardinal Newman RC High School; Hindley Leigh College; University of Liverpool and Universite of Bordeaux, France; Nottingham Law School; LLB Joint Hons with French and French Law (2:I) 1996; Licence en Droit 1995; LPC (Distinction) 1997.


Family, skiing, reading, hiking, wine.

North West: Finance

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Within: Leading individuals

Liz Sweeney - Shoosmiths LLP

Within: Banking and finance

Shoosmiths LLP ‘delivers a very good service’ and is active across real estate finance, acquisition finance and general corporate lending mandates, acting for lender and borrower clients in instructions across the healthcare, marine, retail, energy and leisure sectors. Demonstrating its real estate finance expertise, the team advised Vita Edinburgh 1 on a loan facility to fund the development of student accommodation, advised Affinity Living Riverside Holdco a loan facility to fund the development of high-end residential and commercial property, and advised Allied London Quay Street Two on a significant mezzanine loan facility from Pramerica Real Estate Capital to fund the acquisition of Astley House and Byrom House in Manchester, and also advised on subsequent significant senior funding from Aimco in order to finance the development of the property. Mint Bridging, Greater Manchester Housing Fund, Park Lane Properties and Lesmoir Gordon Boyle are also clients. Team head Liz Sweeney is ‘brilliant on real estate finance transactions’. Tim McNamara and Barbara Rollin are also recommended.

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