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Peter Considine

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Walker Morris LLP

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Finance and International


Partner and Head of International


Peter joined from Lovells where he trained and then worked in the banking group. He is one of eight partners in the Finance Group at Walker Morris and specialises in banking and financing transactions including acquisition / leveraged finance, trade finance, bank-led restructurings and general corporate banking (both syndicated and bilateral, secured and unsecured). He has particular expertise in syndicated, complex and cross-border financings, investment fund finance and the financing of management buyouts.

Prior to joining Walker Morris, Peter spent two years on secondment to Lovells’ Amsterdam office, helping to set up a finance law unit following Lovells’ merger with a leading independent Dutch firm, and a further period on secondment to the London branch of a leading international bank, advising on all lending and business banking matters.

Known as “The Eagle” by a number of clients, the Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession describes him as “unflappable”…

On a slightly more serious note, the Legal 500 Guide to the Legal Profession describes him as a “standout lawyer” and the Chambers Guide comments, “Peter Considine stands out for his commerciality, with interviewees describing him as an incredibly talented lawyer, who is both technically and commercially very strong.”

Yorkshire and the Humber: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

‘A strong regional player’, Walker Morris LLP’s ‘extremely client-focused team really makes an effort to know its clients and their needs’, enabling it to ‘provide highly commercial advice in a proactive, informed and experienced way’. Michael Taylor is ‘well connected, highly knowledgeable, tenacious, focused and task driven’; he specialises in bilateral and syndicated transactions including acquisition and property finance work and development funding. Taylor’s recent work includes assisting Adler and Allan Group with the £77m refinancing of its borrowings and advising Proactis Group on a £45m senior term loan and revolving credit facilities raised with HSBC to finance its reverse takeover of Perfect Commerce. Ian Akitt and Peter Considine are also names to note; clients praise Akitt as ‘genuinely brilliant’ and Considine as ‘a go-to lawyer who is thorough, hardworking and experienced with a calm, unruffled and assured manner’. Akitt recently advised Evans Property Management on £240m property investment and development facilities and assisted Tradehold with a capital raising through a South African Rand denominated preference share issue to finance a property portfolio, while Considine acted for Reward Finance Group on a secured loan note facility.

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