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Freeths LLP

CUMBERLAND COURT, 80 MOUNT STREET, NOTTINGHAM, NG1 6HH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0115 936 9369
Fax:
Fax 0115 859 9600
DX:
10039 NOTTINGHAM
Email:
Web:
www.freeths.co.uk

Chris Freeston

Tel:
Work 0845 634 1725
Email:
Web:
www.freeths.co.uk/people/chris-freeston/
Freeths LLP

Work Department

Commercial – national head of department and managing partner of the firm's Nottingham office.

Position

Partner specialising in all areas of finance, particularly property and project finance. Chris is head of the firm’s banking and finance team. Recent transactions include advising the issuer on a £100m mortgage bond issue, acting for the lender on enforcement and insolvency issues relating to indebtedness of approximately £180m secured against a portfolio of properties and advising Bridges Ventures on the £84m acquisition of a portfolio of offices from Regus Plc. Chris acts for investors, developers, development agencies and a number of lenders including ICG Longbow, HSBC, RBS, and Santander.

Career

Trained Linklaters; qualified 2002; associate Linklaters 2002-06; senior associate Freeths LLP 2006-09; partner 2009.

Member

Law Society.

Education

Nottingham High School; St Catharine’s College, Cambridge University (1998 MA (Cantab)).

Leisure

All sport, member of Radcliffe on Trent Golf Club.


East Midlands: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Freeths LLP's market-leading reputation is underpinned by its seamless coordination across offices and breadth of expertise. Nottingham office managing partner Chris Freeston has expertise in all types of corporate lending transactions, with notable specialisms in property and construction finance, as well as project finance. Also based in Nottingham are John Heaphy, - whose acquisition finance knowledge complements his M&A experience -  recently promoted director Katie Hillier and director Renata Rai. During 2018 the team was boosted by the addition of derivatives expert Adam Wood from Clifford Chance. Phil Baigent in Leicester is well-known for his expertise in the private healthcare sector, where he acts for funders, investors and care home operators.

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