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Irwin Mitchell

RIVERSIDE EAST, 2 MILLSANDS, SHEFFIELD, S3 8DT, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0370 1500 100
Fax:
Fax 0114 275 3306
DX:
10513 SHEFFIELD
Email:
Web:
www.irwinmitchell.com

Dean Gormley

Tel:
Work 07795 561722
Email:
Irwin Mitchell

Work Department

Business legal services – banking and finance.

Position

Dean is a partner in the national banking and finance team. Dean has extensive experience of advising on banking and debt finance transaction across a wide range of sectors. He regularly advises the corporate real estate finance teams of major lenders on transactions, and also acts for funds and other investors on real estate lending, restructuring and work-out deals. A major part of Dean’s practice involves advising on corporate banking and leveraged finance transactions, advising borrowers, sponsors and lenders. He has particular expertise in cross border transactions and complex financing structures. Dean also advises on syndicated and club financings and has experience of advising on transactions involving more complex structures, such as senior notes and super senior facilities, conduit and securitised loans. His clients include HSBC and HSBC Invoice Finance, Lloyds Bank and Lloyds Commercial Finance, NatWest, RBS, Santander, Allied Irish Bank, Rothschild, Kleinword Benson, ABN AMRO Commercial Finance and Handelsbanken.


North West: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Dean Gormley - Irwin Mitchell

Within: Banking and finance

The ‘highly-rated’ team at Irwin Mitchell is active across commercial and corporate banking matters, with expertise in asset-based lending, leveraged finance, structured finance, acquisition finance, property and development finance, restructuring and private equity funding. The team advised the Arora Group on its purchase of the Hilton Hotel at Gatwick Airport with financing from RBS and advised Edge Real Estate Property Investments (EREPIL) in relation to a term loan facility provided by ICG Longbow Debt Investments No4 to assist it with the purchase of 15 properties in the UK. It was also instructed by Lloyds Bank and Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance on a new asset-based finance facility made available to several Lancashire based manufacturing companies. Team head Dean Gormley has a ‘strong reputation’. Recently promoted senior associate Vanessa Rickard heads the real estate finance team.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Patrick Sturman and Dean Gormley jointly lead Irwin Mitchell’s practice from Leeds and Sheffield respectively; Sturman ‘ensures he has an excellent understanding of his clients’ and Gormley ‘provides clear and considered advice that makes everything run smoothly’. The team is ‘incredibly talented in the real estate finance arena’ and also handles corporate banking, leveraged finance, structured finance, asset-based lending and private equity funding work. The firm’s lender client base includes Metro Bank and Lloyds Bank; Sturman led advice to the latter on its role in the funding of the private equity-backed MBO of George Walker Transport. Other highlights include assisting RBS with the restructuring of existing loans for Park Lane Properties, acting for Santander on new funding for ASL Technology Holdings and Automated Systems Group and handling term loan facilities to fund the MBO of AW Lumb for HSBC Bank and HSBC Invoice Finance. Senior associates Robert Farrell and Hayley Johnson are also names to note.

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