Alexandra Triptree > Shoosmiths LLP > Reading, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Partner, Banking and Finance


Alexandra (Ali) is a finance and banking lawyer specialising in a range of debt finance work, including secured and unsecured, bilateral and syndicated lending both on a national and international level. She acts on behalf of either banks or borrowers (either corporate or private equity).

Ali’s experience includes acquisition finance, telecoms finance, project finance, debt restructuring as well as leveraged and investment grade corporate lending transactions.

She has worked on a wide variety of transactions including:

  • advising a South African mobile phone operator on its USD275,000,000 facilities from Chinese and South African lending institutions;
  • advising an Indonesian mobile service provider on its USD40,000,000 facilities from an international investment management firm;
  • advising a private equity house on various of its acquisition and unitranche facilities in connection with its separate purchases of a German payment institution, a French business intelligence company and an English insurance brokers;
  • advising HSBC Bank plc in relation to over 20 banking facilities relating to its European Corporate Banking Centre;
  • advising Bankmed SAL on over USD230,000,000 of term, payment and performance bond facilities in connection with the project finance of a powership.


Ali trained at Norton Rose Fulbright LLP and was a partner there for fourteen years before joining Shoosmiths in 2018.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Finance > Banking and finance

At Shoosmiths LLP, Ali Triptree has taken over from Rebecca Mauleverer as the head of the Thames Valley banking and finance team, with the latter partner still working locally but now running the practice nationally. The Thames Valley team is regularly seen in a myriad of finance transactions, including those involving leveraged and acquisition finance (often with an international component), general corporate lending and real estate finance. Recently promoted legal director Sarah Fairweather leads the asset finance practice with a focus on aviation, marine, rail and aviation. Principal associates Suzanne Love and Anna Richardson are also recommended. In 2020, highlights included acting for EAG Acquisitions on a £3m unsecured financing from BNP Paribas Asset Management (via Caple SME Growth credit) for the acquisition of Euroview Architectural Glass Limited. Legal director Linda Williams rejoined the firm from KPMG.