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REN Legal is a highly professional, City-based, commercial law firm, with extensive expertise.

The firm: REN Legal combines top-quality legal advice with a personal service from its commercially minded and deal-experienced lawyers. The firm has a number of highly experienced industry-specific teams and its transactions exclusively involve large City and international firms acting on the other side of the table.

The firm’s approach is simple: it provides top-quality legal advice and transaction management services at reasonable rates, and offers a personal service that is tailored to its clients’ needs. REN Legal prides itself on being responsive and always available.

REN Legal has a track record of providing innovative solutions to complex legal and commercial issues. A thorough understanding of its clients’ businesses and commercial objectives enables the firm to protect clients’ interests and advance their goals. Recognising that most of the transactions it works on have a cross-border element, the firm has established a trusted network of foreign law advisors, with a like-minded outlook and ethos, to assist on transactions where required.

Founded in 2010, the firm has grown significantly in the following years. It now has five partners, with a sixth joining in the summer of 2016, introducing a specialism in insolvency and restructuring. REN Legal has a further 12 solicitors, trainees and paralegals.

Types of work undertaken: REN Legal’s principal practice areas are corporate/private equity, banking and finance, commercial real estate and dispute resolution.

Corporate/private equity: the team advises clients on all aspects of their general commercial and corporate needs (including company/partnership formation, joint ventures, private equity, corporate acquisitions and general commercial contracts).

Banking and finance: REN Legal advises both lenders and borrowers in relation to all aspects of banking and finance (including bilateral and syndicated facilities, taking security, derivatives, leasing, restructurings and work-outs). The team has particular expertise in asset finance and real estate finance.

Its asset finance practice covers a range of sectors – including aviation, rail, IT, plant and machinery – and a full spectrum of asset finance products, including debt, lease and receivables financing; asset sale and purchases; and operating leasing.

REN Legal also advises on asset finance-related corporate, commercial and contentious matters, including the structuring and formation of joint ventures; equity and quasi-equity investments and upside sharing arrangements; manufacturer maintenance, restoration and warranty agreements; and debt claims, enforcement and return condition disputes.

Commercial real estate: the team advises on all aspects of commercial real estate (including acquisitions and disposals (both directly and indirectly); leases, licences and management work; and planning, construction and development) and across all real estate sectors, including office, retail, mixed use, industrial, and hotel and leisure.

REN Legal’s specialism in real estate finance includes investments, joint ventures, workouts and restructurings.

Dispute resolution: REN Legal has advised a broad range of clients on disputes relating to company law, construction, distressed commercial real estate transactions, insurance/reinsurance and financial services. Its team is experienced in acting for clients in adjudications, mediations, arbitrations and trial in court at all levels.

Breakdown of work    %Corporate/private equity    15
Banking and finance    30
Commercial real estate    25
Dispute resolution    30

Number of UK partners 5

Number of other UK fee-earners 12

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