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Gowling WLG
B4 6WR
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Work Department

Banking and finance.


Partner specialising in banking and finance; lending and security; acquisition project and property finance intercreditor issues; refinancing; debt restructuring national and overseas.


Qualified 1988; partner Wragge & Co 1997; Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co, partner, 2014.




Clifton College, Bristol; University of Birmingham (LLB Law with French Hons); College of Law (1986 Law Society Finals).


Spoken French; walking, music, cooking, art.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Real estate > Social housing: finance

Gowling WLG acts for banks, housing associations as well as registered providers on a variety of finance issues related to the social housing market. The team advises on bond issuance and cancellation, cash pooling and treasury arrangements as well as direct loans and has recently been active on LIBOR to SONIA switches, financings incorporating sustainability targets and the unwinding of uneconomic interest hedging transactions. Chris Brierley heads the practice and is experienced in acting for both borrowers and lenders. Navin Prabhakar  is experienced in advising on corporate banking facilities and bond issues.

West Midlands > Finance > Banking and finance

(Leading individuals)

Chris BrierleyGowling WLG

Gowling WLG handles a huge variety of work, with a team that is firmly embedded in the West Midlands market. This includes corporate banking matters, private equity, debt capital markets and real estate finance, as well as more tradition clearing bank work. Chris Brierley  is a well-respected name in the market with in-depth knowledge of lending within the health, social housing, franchising and renewable energy fields. Navin Prabhakar leads the practice’s clearing bank work and maintains strong relationships with household name banking clients. Senior associate Angela Rawlins is also noteworthy, with considerable experience in social housing finance and infrastructure finance.