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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:
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, and head of the firm’s commercial team. Recent transactions including 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. Chris also advises on energy projects, particularly in the renewable energy sector, and commercial contracts in a number of sectors.

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 specialises in acquisition and property finance, with a particularly strong track record of transactions in the healthcare sector. Other key areas of expertise include project finance and distressed finance transactions. Borrower work forms the heart of the practice, but the team also receives instructions from major banks. John Heaphy, who splits his time between Nottingham and Birmingham, Chris Freeston and Phil Baigent are the main players in the group.

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