Hilary Platt > Wedlake Bell LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Wedlake Bell LLP Offices
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Hilary is head of the finance team and specialises in asset and acquisition finance. She has acted for financial institutions and corporate borrowers on a wide range of syndicated and bilateral financings often involving cross-border elements. The primary focus of her practice since joining Wedlake Bell has been on property financing (for both investment and development purposes and acquisition financing). She also has considerable experience of borrowing base facilities, having acted for various oil and gas exploration companies on numerous financings.
Hilary heads Wedlake Bell’s banking team. She qualified at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in 1992 and joined Wedlake Bell in 1997, becoming a Partner in 2000. As part of her post qualification experience Hilary spent over two years in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Paris office gaining experience of aircraft finance work and is fluent in French.
Women in Banking and Finance; French Chamber of Commerce; Association of Corporate Treasurers.
Strathearn School, Belfast; Merton College, Oxford (Law); Guildford College of Law (Law Society finals).
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Dispute resolution > Debt recovery
- Real estate > Property finance
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
- Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Real estate > Residential property
- Real estate > Commercial property: investment
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Private client > Family
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Corporate and commercial > VAT and indirect tax
- Real estate > Commercial property: development
- Real estate > Construction: non-contentious
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Employment > Senior executives
- Real estate > Construction: contentious
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design
- Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)
- Employment > Employers