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Gary Grigor

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Devonshires Solicitors LLP

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Banking, Governance & Corporate


Gary has extensive experience in advising borrowers, issuers, lenders, bondholders and trustees alike on a range of financial arrangements, including syndicated and bilateral loan facilities; facility restructurings; group collapses; interest rate derivatives and private shelf facilities, but is particularly renowned (in the legal directories and amongst clients) for his extensive experience of high-value private bond issues. Gary also advises on security arrangements and works very closely with the firm’s securitisation team.


Prior to taking up Partnership at Devonshires, Gary was a Legal Director in the Banking Team at Addleshaw Goddard.


Gary graduated from Durham University with BA (Hons) in Economics and Politics, before completing his CPE at the College of Law in York and the LPC at BPP in Leeds.

London: Real estate

Social housing: finance

Within: Social housing: finance

At Devonshires Solicitors LLP, ‘the strength of the team lies in its deep knowledge of the highly regulated environment surrounding social housing’. For some clients, that expertise makes that the team ‘the go-to firm for registered providers’ involved in any variety of fund raising exercises, from debt capital markets issuances and private placements, to borrowing activities from funds and local authorities. Capital markets highlights have included Julian Barker advising Martlet Homes on a £400m A+ rated bond issuance, and acting for Aldwyck Housing Group in relation to a £40m private placement. In the bank lending space, a team including Andrew Cowan advised Your Housing Group on seven new and restated facility agreements totalling £457m. Similarly, Barker and Sharon Kirkham assisted Hyde Housing Association with a £760m refinancing transaction, which involved restructuring debt and various swaps with five separate banks. Further, Gary Grigor advised The Riverside Group on two new facilities and one restated facility with HSBC Bank, Svenska Handelsbanken and Barclays Bank totalling £200m. The firm also has an active property charging practice led by Richard Sharpe and Saghar Roya, which acted for L&Q to help secure two separate £500m bond issuances. Chris Drabble specialises in security-related transactions and heads the firm’s Leeds office.

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