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Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Work Department

Banking and finance


Partner in the banking and finance team with experience in a broad range of finance transactions including acquisitions, real estate and project finance, loan servicing and general corporate banking on both the lender and borrower sides. He also advises on the restructuring of distressed businesses and insolvency procedures.

He has a particular focus on the technology, healthcare, hospitality and renewable energy sectors.


Appointed partner in 2019.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Finance > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

John ChaterPenningtons Manches Cooper LLP

The banking and finance team at Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP undertakes a range of transactions including real estate finance, acquisition finance, project finance and general corporate banking work. The firm acts for a number of prominent clearing banks and an increasing number of overseas bank, enhanced by the arrival of Jose Millan Martin from the Madrid office. The firm is on the panel for a number of impressive clients such as Bank of China and Commonwealth Bank of Australia. John Chater leads the team and has experience in bilateral and syndicated transactions.

South East > Finance > Insolvency and corporate recovery

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a well-regarded insolvency and restructuring practice with strength in the key sectors of retail, property, technology, life sciences and healthcare. Oxford-based Rebecca Andrews-Walker  advises on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious restructuring matters while John Chater in Reading acts for insolvency practitioners, receivers and lenders.