Grant Eldred > Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Banking and finance, Corporate, International trade, Shipping


Grant is a partner in the banking and finance team. He specialises in finance law including bilateral and syndicated secured and unsecured lending, trade finance and banking regulation and compliance. He has particular expertise in advising the London branches of overseas banks on a broad range of operational, regulatory and transactional requirements.

He also has specific expertise in ship, yacht and structured finance work.


Grant became a partner in 1994 having joined the firm as a trainee solicitor in 1989.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Trade finance

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP joins the ranking on the strength of lead partners Grant Eldred, who leads the financial services sector group, and trade finance litigation specialist Mark Sachs. The trade finance practice is ‘very experienced and solution-driven, and is also to-the-point and pragmatic‘. Eldred is ‘very knowledgeable and experienced, a person you can rely on to guide a file to closing‘. The firm acts for overseas banks and financial institutions that specialise in trade finance, but also advises parties across the supply chain from producers through to trading companies and end-users. It has particular expertise in transactions involving Africa and South America, as well as matters concerning Russian sanctions.