Edward Colville > RPC > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Corporate – banking and finance


Ed is a Legal Director in the RPC corporate team, specialising in banking and wider corporate finance and treasury transactions. He advises UK and international clients on a wide range of finance matters, including acquisition finance, corporate facilities, real estate finance (both investment and development), investment funds, treasury transactions and derivatives.

His recent experience includes advising well-known high street retailers on a range of banking facilities, and large insurance clients on investment transactions and the financing of their regulatory capital requirements. He also advises international clients on group structuring and intra-group financing arrangements.


Joined RPC in 2004, qualified in 2006; made Legal Director in 2015


University of Southampton (1998-2001), Nottingham Law School (2003-2004)

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

RPC‘s team of ‘experts in bank lending‘ is led by Sukh Ahark, who is known for his ‘excellent client and matter management skills‘. He works alongside recently promoted partner Edward Colville, who also leads the firm’s insurance finance practice. Key client sectors include retail and leisure, technology and insurance – the team has recently been advising AIG on financing arrangements encompassing multiple facilities from six international banks.

London > Industry focus > Retail and consumer

Fielding a ‘group with real sector expertise‘, RPC runs the gamut of contentious, advisory, and cross-border retail matters. The team is regularly instructed by clients from a broad range of industries, with an emphasis on the fashion and beauty, as well as the food and beverage sectors. Karen Hendy and Jeremy Drew jointly head up the practice; the former advises listed companies and their subsidiaries, with notable expertise in distressed purchases and acquisitions, while the latter is the key contact for multi-jurisdictional arbitrations, as well as for contentious and non-contentious intellectual property mandates. ‘Standout’ Ciara Cullen oversees the firm’s food and drink sub-group, and is an experienced intellectual property and technology specialist with a particular focus on sustainability, and consumer regulations and compliance. Simon Edwards is recommended for his commercial contract negotiation expertise. 2023 saw IP specialist Sarah Mountain and banking and finance specialist Edward Colville promoted to the partnership.