Financial Institutions Lending lawyers

In utilising debt finance, financial institutions face regulatory and administrative constraints that can make it difficult to align the interests of lenders, borrowers and other interested parties. Our Financial Institutions Lending team acts for banks, alternative lenders, insurers, brokers, private equity houses, fund managers and pension funds to implement funding structures that fit in with their business goals.

We use our legal, commercial and technical know-how to structure and document complex debt finance transactions in these highly regulated markets, calling on the expertise of colleagues within the UK and the CMS international network in specialisms such as taxation and regulation.

Our lawyers advise on facilities agreements, security and guarantee documentation and intercreditor arrangements in the financial institutions area. They engage globally with our corporate funds, insurance, consumer credit, taxation, financial regulation, infrastructure, real estate and other teams which bring to bear their specific sector expertise in satisfying lenders’ requirements regarding underlying agreements, reports, legal opinions and further documentation.

As a consequence, our work on specialist transactions such as investor call bridge and subscription facilities, double leverage financings, co-investment facilities and funds at Lloyd’s’ transactions, in addition to more usual liquidity and acquisition financings, is well known in financial institutions lending markets in which we have grown solid, long-standing relationships with clients who consistently turn to us for advice.

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Sian Aitken
Sian Aitken
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Siân Aitken is a partner in the Corporate Recovery team, advising insolvency practitioners, banks and corporates on restructurings, risk management, directors’ duties and all aspects of insolvency...
Mark Atkinson
Mark Atkinson
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Mark Atkinson is a partner in CMS’ Pensions team. He acts for trustees and companies in relation to occupational pension schemes providing day to day advice along with leading on some of the most structural...
Jason Brooks
Jason Brooks
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Jason Brooks is a partner in the Financial Services and Products group.  He advises leading investment and retail banks as well as other financial institutions and corporates on a wide range of derivatives...
Aidan Campbell
Aidan Campbell
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Aidan Campbell is a partner in the Financial Services and Products Group and specialises in investment funds.He has over 16 years of experience of working with fund providers and distributors to deliver...
Michael Cavers
Michael Cavers
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Michael Cavers is a partner in the Financial Services and Products Group. Having joined CMS in 2002, he became a partner in 2012 and has extensive experience advising on a range of debt capital markets...
Chris Clark
Chris Clark
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Chris is a Partner within the Capital Markets and Derivatives team at CMS and has a broad range of experience in advising leading investment banks, corporates and other financial institutions on a wide...
Will Dibble
Will Dibble
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Will Dibble is a partner in the Financial Services and Products group.  He advises leading investment and retail banks as well as other financial institutions and corporates on a wide range of derivatives...
Paul Edmondson
Paul Edmondson
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Paul Edmondson is a partner in our Financial Services & Products team. He has over 20 years’ experience advising financial institutions on a range of regulatory and commercial issues.Clients include...
Karagh Gilliatt
Karagh Gilliatt
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
Karagh Gilliatt is a partner in the firm’s Financial Services & Products Team and has over 10 years' experience in financial services law. Karagh specialises in regulated funds, asset and transitions...
Keith Ham
Keith Ham
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Keith Ham is a partner in the Banking & Finance Group. He has over 25 years of experience in banking and insolvency law and has worked in three jurisdictions. Keith currently specialises in property and...