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VICTORIA SQUARE HOUSE, VICTORIA SQUARE, BIRMINGHAM, B2 4DL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 02073 490 296
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Fax 0121 262 5794
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13022 BIRMINGHAM-1
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www.dlapiper.com

Stephen Bottley

Tel:
Work 0121 262 5664
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Finance and projects.

Position

Stephen leads the 16-strong finance practice in Birmingham. He focuses on acquisition finance, corporate lending and ABL transactions. After qualifying in 1996, Stephen gained six years of broad corporate experience, which enables him to add value in his finance work. Stephen's client base includes all of the major UK banks; he has recently been engaged in large-scale drafting and reorganisation projects for two large high street banks. Stephen's practice includes advising banks, ABL funders, private equity investors and public and private corporations on negotiation and agreement of credit and security documents in relation to corporate borrowing, asset-based funding and acquisition finance transactions typically MBO's, secondary buyouts and acquisitions for existing corporates. Given the nature of DLA Piper's pre-eminent international reach, Stephen is highly experienced in cross-border fundraising and financing transactions.

Career

Trained Boyes Turner, Reading; qualified 1996; solicitor, Anderson Legal Sept 1996-1999; manager, Anderson Legal 1999-2000; associate, DLA Piper 2000-2002; senior associate 2002-2005; partner 2005 to date. Publications of note: Manufacturing Matters (UK) - Edition 10, 26 May 2014.

Member

Birmingham Law Society.

Education

King Edward VII School, Sheffield; Regents Park and University Colleges, Oxford (1993 Jurisprudence (BA)); College of Law, Guildford (1994).

Leisure

Gym (HIIT enthusiast!), golf, trumpet (music of all forms from classical to reggae to trance), wine tasting.


West Midlands: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

The 'strong' banking and finance practice at DLA Piper UK LLP stands out for its cross-border reach, as evidenced by work on syndicated corporate finance, leveraged finance, real estate finance and other multi-jurisdictional deals for banks and large corporates. Led by Stephen Bottley, the team also features real estate finance expert Brian Woolcock. Senior associate Ben Tumelty left to join Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP in November 2018.

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