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Gwen Godfrey

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DMH Stallard LLP

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Banking and finance.


Partner Gwen Godfrey heads the cross-firm banking and finance group at DMH Stallard LLP, and specialises in debt finance, including acquisition finance, asset-based lending, corporate and commercial banking, property finance, trade finance and syndications. Since joining the firm she has advised lenders and borrowers on a wide variety of transactional finance matters, as well as refinancings and restructurings of bank facilities and security.


Trained at Coward Chance/Clifford Chance; qualified 1979. Joined DMH Stallard in 2007. She has worked mainly in private practice in the City (with a one year secondment to Citicorp Investment Bank and two years in Singapore). Was a visiting Lecturer at the College of Law. Past co-chair of IBA‚Äôs Banking Law Committee. Publications of note: general editor and author of the English chapters of ‚ÄėBank Confidentiality‚Äô (Bloomsbury Professional 2015) and ‚ÄėInternational Acquisition Finance: Law and Practice‚Äô (Oxford University Press 2010).


ICC (UK) Committee on Banking Technique and Practice.


Howell’s School, Llandaff; St Anne’s College, Oxford (1976 BA Hons, 2nd Class, Modern History); College of Law (Part I (1977) and II (1979) of Solicitors Qualifying Exams with Distinction in Commercial Law).

South East: Finance

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

DMH Stallard LLP's team delivers a 'first-class service' to its clients, who note that 'deal execution is always delivered in a timely manner'. The firm has an extensive track record in the region, making it many clients' first port of call for regional banks and other financial institutions and asset-based lenders. Practice head Gwen Godfrey is 'calm, professional and diligent; clients benefit from her years of legal experience in the banking sector when faced with particularly complex issues'. She leads a team that handles a broad spectrum of work for its clients, which include a number of the major clearing banks. Other key figures include property finance specialist Anne Milne and banking disputes specialist Simon Elcock.

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