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Addleshaw Goddard

Work 0113 209 2000
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12004 LEEDS

David Handy

Work 0113 209 2432
Addleshaw Goddard

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Banking group


Partner specialising in general corporate lending, leveraged finance, restructurings and real estate finance: clients include HSBC Bank plc, Barclays Bank PLC, The Royal Bank of Scotland plc, Lloyds TSB Bank plc and Clydesdale Bank/Yorkshire Bank.


Trained Needham & James, Birmingham and Walker Morris, Leeds; qualified 1993; joined Addleshaw Booth & Co (now Addleshaw Goddard) 1995; made partner 2000.


Friary Grange School, Lichfield; University of Sheffield (1990 LLB Hons); Chester College of Law (1991 LSF).


Rugby union, running, cycling, family.

Yorkshire and the Humber: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

David Handy - Addleshaw Goddard

Within: Banking and finance

The ‘well-respected and highly professional team’ at Addleshaw Goddard is ‘incredibly strong in the region; to its excellent knowledge of the latest industry and market positions’ enables it to ‘provide first-rate advice’. The ‘technically brilliantDavid Handy leads the group, which recently saw substantial changes including Geoff McGinley, Tom McHugh and Louise Wood being promoted to managing associate and Andrew Fordham joining from Squire Patton Boggs in 2018. Other key individuals include Jenny Cromack, Lee Shankland and Nick Barlow. The team is highly regarded for its expertise encompassing corporate banking, real estate finance, leveraged finance, unitranche transactions and social housing finance. The group also regularly acts for lender clients including Santander and HSBC; Handy advised the latter on its provision of facilities to Supermarket REIT. Other highlights include assisting Volpi Capital with its debt facilities provided by Lloyds Bank for the buyout of Version 1, handling asset-based lending facilities for Allied Glass Containers from Investec Bank for the refinancing of its existing facilities and acting for Abbey National Treasury Services, AIB Group, Barclays Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide Building Society and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ on the refinancing of all existing loan facilities to AmicusHorizon housing group and Viridian Housing.

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