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Shakespeare Martineau LLP

NO 1 COLMORE SQUARE, BIRMINGHAM, B4 6AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 214 0000
Fax:
Fax 0121 237 3011
Email:
Web:
www.shma.co.uk

Christopher Gayle

Tel:
Work 0121 214 0618
Email:
Shakespeare Martineau LLP

Work Department

Banking & Finance

Position

Partner

Career

Chris specialises in debt finance advising borrowers and lenders, pension trustees and other stakeholders on domestic and multi-jurisdictional transactions.

He uses his in-depth debt finance  experience to ensure that his team is efficient and reliable in its execution of debt documents and its management of transactions.

Chris works across a wide spectrum of debt finance, including leveraged, general corporate, property, project and trade financings. He also acts for lenders (including banks, short-term lenders, high net worth individuals, investment funds and corporates) and borrowers across a wide variety of domestic and international financing structures and – where secured – asset classes.

Chris often works with Loan Market Association (LMA) documentation (including LMA inter-creditors). He also often works on multi-creditor transactions and related contractual relationships between creditors, including inter-creditor, priority and subordination arrangements.


West Midlands: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Shakespeare Martineau LLP  is ‘very good, with notably quick response times’; ‘clients are kept informed throughout’. Christopher Gayle is ‘always available, has strong knowledge and provides a consultative approach’ – he advised Blackmead Infrastructure Fund on lending £40m to SME lender Reward Finance Group via secured loan notes. Vikki Simpson, who advised Bank of Cyprus on its £3.8m role in financing improvements to a leisure centre, has real estate finance expertise. Mohammed Saqub  handles Islamic finance deals for national and international names in the space such as Al Rayan Bank and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank. Helen Readett  is praised for her ‘quality of communication and advice’. Naomi Tudor is also recommended.

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