Anna Robson > Shoosmiths LLP > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Shoosmiths LLP
New Station Street
West Yorkshire

Work Department

Partner, Corporate, Banking and Finance


Anna is a banking lawyer with over 15 years’ experience acting in the Yorkshire and national market. She leads our banking and finance team in Leeds and brings expertise across a number of specialisms including leveraged finance, asset based lending, venture debt and general corporate finance. Her clients include lenders (ranging from banks, private equity, debt funds and US venture lenders) and a growing number of local, national and international corporates.

She has worked on a wide variety of transactions. Recent examples include:

• advising a syndicate of 6 banks in relation to a £250,000,000 working capital and acquisition facility provided to a local plc;
• advising a leading bank in relation to its £60 million syndicated asset based lending facility to a multijurisdictional pharmaceutical company;
• acting for private equity houses on various acquisition and unitranche facilities in connection with separate purchases of a Northern Irish door manufacturer, an ISO certification and compliance business and a market leading veterinary MRI designer and manufacturer;
• working closely with a leading US based venture debt provider including its provision of a £20 million growth and working capital loan facility to an international student loans provider and a £25 million growth capital facility to a UK music technology company; and
• advising a number of banks and borrowers on over five transactions under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loans Scheme during 2020.


Anna trained, qualified and worked at DLA Piper UK LLP for 17 years before joining Shoosmiths in February 2021. She is a recommended finance partner in the most recent version of Chambers and Partners and a next generation partner in Legal 500.

Lawyer Rankings

Yorkshire and the Humber > Finance > Banking and finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Anna Robson Shoosmiths LLP

Shoosmiths LLP, which has a well-balanced borrower and lender practice, acts for regional institutional lenders and Yorkshire-based borrowers on a variety of structured transactions. Tim McNamara ‘ably leads’ advice on real estate finance lending transactions, COVID-related financial support and corporate and leveraged banking. Judy Fawcett is recommended for her property finance expertise. Anna Robson, who joined from DLA Piper, strengthens the firm’s leveraged finance offering and lends additional expertise in private equity and venture debt.