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DLA Piper
M2 3DE

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North West > Finance > Banking and finance

DLA Piper offers expertise on high-value debt deals, advising borrowers and lenders on local and international matters. The team’s leveraged finance offering is particularly well regarded, with Matt Christmas advising such leading clients as RiverRock, LGT Private Debt and Permira Debt Managers. Asset-based financing is another key expertise for the firm, with practice head Joseph Frew acting for clients such as NatWest and Lloyds on traditional transactions. It also offers advice on development loans and asset financing, with Rebecca Williams a name to note on the latter. Associates Alastair Carruthers and Charles Weems are other key names to note.

London > Finance > Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

DLA Piper has established a particularly strong borrower finance offering, work which includes advising investment grade/listed corporates, assisting them across their capital structure on all of their financing and corporate treasury needs. Global co-chair of financial services, Mark Dwyer is pivotal to work in this area across a range of industry sectors, including the telecoms sector; he also has niche expertise advising on certain funds facilities pursuant to UK public takeovers of listed companies. He co-leads the team with Toby Barker and Matt Christmas. On the lender front, the firm has handled numerous LIBOR remediation projects for banks across their loan portfolios, as well as considerable volume of ESG-related work. Mei Mei Wong is also recommended.