Steve Clinning > Howard Kennedy LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Howard Kennedy LLP Offices
NO.1 LONDON BRIDGE
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Steven Clinning is a banking solicitor. As a seasoned ex-banker he has seen the finance industry from both sides during his 30 plus year career. He is Head of the Banking & Real Estate Finance team.
Steven’s clients benefit from the extra experience he has having spent some of his career as a banker. He specialises in banking and finance law.
Steven manages transactions for both lenders and borrowers, moving lending opportunities from instruction through to completion in a smooth and efficient manner.
He advises clients on a wide variety of financing work, including property finance, corporate acquisitions, hotel finance, trading businesses, development finance, and asset finance.
Having worked in finance for over 30 years – with 12 of those years working in the finance sector for banks and lenders – Steven’s experience of both sides of the industry is invaluable to clients as he brings an extra dimension to his advice.
He works hard to ensure transactions get completed on time and in good order but also advises his lender and borrower clients to enable them to minimise their exposure to risk on a transaction.
Steven aims to understand and anticipate his clients requirements and to develop longstanding relationships with all his clients. He always adopts a commercial and pragmatic stance on transactions, giving sensible advice in often complex matters.
Howard Kennedy LLP acts for investors, developers and commercial lenders across a broad range of real estate finance matters, including senior and mezzanine debt, investment and development finance, and bridging finance. The team also handles a variety of asset classes, from office, logistics, retail and hotels to student accommodation. Steve Clinning is head of the banking and real estate finance team; Nada Jarnaz leads the banking team and also has a thriving Islamic finance practice; and Marcus Jamson is head of structured finance. Recently promoted legal director Hannah Place is also of note with a strong insolvency law background.
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- Private client > Art and cultural property
- Public sector > Civil liberties and human rights
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Media and entertainment (including media finance)
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Private prosecutions
- Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Crime: general
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)
- Industry focus > Hospitality and leisure
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
- Corporate and commercial > Partnership
- Real estate > Property litigation
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Reputation management
- Real estate > Residential property
- Corporate and commercial > Commercial contracts
- Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers
- Private client > Family
- Real estate > Planning
- Dispute resolution > Professional discipline
- Real estate > Commercial property: development
- Employment > Employers
- Real estate > Property finance
- Employment > Immigration
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design
- Dispute resolution > International arbitration
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