David Adams > Shoosmiths LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP
2 COLMORE SQUARE
38 COLMORE CIRCUS QUEENSWAY
BIRMINGHAM
B4 6BJ
England

Work Department

Corporate banking.

Position

Partner

David is an experienced banking lawyer and advises some of the UK’s largest financial institutions in real estate finance, acquisition and leveraged finance (both sponsor and non-sponsor), pensions-related finance, restructuring, refinancing and asset-based lending.

He has exceptional technical expertise in this area of the law, which is underpinned by a superb track record in business development.

Recent examples of David’s work include:

  • acting for a major high street bank in relation to a high profile business and property acquisition of a national fuel supply business;
  • acting for a Midlands University in relation to two major funding projects, with funding for both development work and general corporate purposes being provided by two high street banks;
  • acting for a Midlands based automotive parts and processes supplier in relation to the multi-jurisdictional asset based funding of a UK/Chinese joint venture; and
  • acting for an overseas owned but Midlands based eye wear manufacturer and distributor in relation to their ongoing funding requirements.

 

Career

David is an experienced banking lawyer and advises some of the UK’s largest financial institutions in real estate finance, acquisition and leveraged finance (both sponsor and non-sponsor), pensions-related finance, restructuring, refinancing and asset-based lending.

He has exceptional technical expertise in this area of the law, which is underpinned by a superb track record in business development.

Recent examples of David’s work include:

  • acting for a major high street bank in relation to a high profile business and property acquisition of a national fuel supply business;
  • acting for a Midlands University in relation to two major funding projects, with funding for both development work and general corporate purposes being provided by two high street banks;
  • acting for a Midlands based automotive parts and processes supplier in relation to the multi-jurisdictional asset based funding of a UK/Chinese joint venture; and
  • acting for an overseas owned but Midlands based eye wear manufacturer and distributor in relation to their ongoing funding requirements.

David was previously lead partner for the Midlands banking team at Squire Sanders for six years after joining from Browne Jacobson, where he was an associate for three years and helped set up the firm’s local banking practice.

Education

West Bridgford Comprehensive; University of Sheffield and Nottingham Law School (1995 LLB Law (2(1)).

Leisure

Road cycling. Member of the Birmingham Running and Triathlon Club.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Finance > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

David AdamsShoosmiths LLP

A ‘diverse team with experienced partners and associates’, Shoosmiths LLP is home to a lender-focused practice with wide-reaching expertise, acting on a range of matters including acquisition, real estate, project, education and pensions finance in addition to asset-based lending and general corporate banking. Practice head Jon Bew is extensively experienced in international and syndicated transactions in addition to domestic bilateral facilities; he is closely supported by Natalie Barnes and the pair are praised as ‘at the absolute top of their profession’. David Adams is another partner of prominence and is noted for ‘adding value to transactions with a capacity to work through challenging scenarios’.