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Mills & Reeve LLP

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Zak Virgin

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Mills & Reeve LLP

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Banking and finance.


Partner in the finance team specialising in asset-based lending, acquisition finance and non-contentious restructuring and insolvency work. Zak recently led the team acting for PNC Business Credit on substantial asset-based lending facilities for the MBI of the cakes division of McCambridge Group Holdings plc backed by NBGI private equity. He led the teams advising the administrators of the Cardale group, the Brilliant Media group, Silver Spring Soft Drinks and Axminster Carpets on the sales of the businesses and assets issues relating to the administrators’ appointment, duties and distributions to creditors.


Trained Mills & Reeve; qualified 2001; partner 2010 to date. Trainee solicitor, Mills & Reeve 1999-2001; solicitor 2001-03; senior solicitor 2003-06; associate 2006-10. Current directorships: governor, Norwich City College of Further and Higher Education 2006 to date.


Caister High School, Caister, Norfolk; East Norfolk Sixth Form College, Gorleston, Norfolk; University of Nottingham (1997 LLB).


Golf, football, cricket (playing and spectating).

East Anglia: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Leading individuals

Zak Virgin - Mills & Reeve LLP

Within: Banking and finance

Mills & Reeve LLP has a banking and finance practice with a truly national focus. The real estate finance group, spearheaded by leading light Laura Holdaway, acts for a broad range of lenders and borrowers including banks, debt funds, local authority and governmental bodies, property investors and developers. Acquisition finance and asset-based lending expert Zak Virgin acts for the structured and leveraged finance teams of the main UK clearing banks. Sarah Seed has a national practice for debt capital markets and private placements issuance for not-for-profit clients. William Roles is the overall head of the practice. Principal associates Matthew Howling and Frances Churchard are promising rising stars in the field.

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London: Finance

Asset based lending

Within: Asset based lending

Mills & Reeve LLP has a strong reputation in the domestic market, particularly among independent funders, but also for a growing roster of borrower clients and the ABL divisions of banking clients. Norwich-based team head Zak Virgin is recommended.

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