Martin Blake > Farrer & Co > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Farrer & Co
66 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS
LONDON
WC2A 3LH
England

Living Wage

Work Department

Banking and Financial Services.

Position

Martin has broad experience in a range of domestic and international banking and finance matters, including general corporate and individual lending, workouts and restructuring, property finance and acquisition finance. Martin advises lenders, borrowers and sponsors on syndicated, bilateral, secured, unsecured and structured financing transactions. He is familiar with dealing with a variety of assets used as collateral, including land, intellectual property, stocks and shares, revenue streams and other contractual rights.

Career

Trainee Solicitor at Dentons, 2000 -2002; Associate (and then Senior Associate) in Dentons’ Banking and Finance department, 2002-2011; Joined Farrer & Co, March 2011. Martin became a Partner in 2013.

Education

University of Sheffield (Law degree and LPC).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Property finance

Farrer & Co has a strong reputation for advising major commercial lenders, international banks and UK private banks, while on the borrower side the firm’s clients include ultra-high-net-worth individuals and private companies, charities and educational institutions. The team handles investment and development finance, particularly involving high-value residential properties. Martin Blake leads the practice; Marc Glancy, who specialises in secured lending transactions for investment and development properties, and Bethan Waters, whose clients include a number of major banks, are also key contacts.