An ability to innovate around sophisticated financing structures at both a national and international level is increasingly important to the successful outcome of a transaction. Taylor Wessing’s international finance team can create, advise and implement all aspects of debt and equity participation for you through our own offices and via our well-established networks.
Our Finance team acts for a diverse range of clients, including substantial borrowers and sponsors operating through funds and family offices, bank and non-bank lenders and institutions in multiple jurisdictions. We are recognised as a market leader in real estate; leveraged, trade and receivables financings; loan sales; projects; restructurings and Islamic finance.
Long established relationships with our clients – both borrowers and lenders – means we have an acute awareness of all the typical issues with both sides of commercial transactions. You’ll find the approach of our Finance team is practical and collaborative, with a clear focus on helping you achieve your business objectives.
Areas of expertise
- Acquisition & leveraged finance
Taylor Wessing’s acquisition finance team advises senior and mezzanine financiers, borrowers and purchasers on leveraged buy-outs. This includes venture and development capital investments, debt facilities for acquisitions and private equity based corporates. Our experience on public and private leveraged buy-outs on behalf of both lenders and borrowers on complex cross-border transactions means that we understand your needs. Where debt finance is involved, we collaborate with our Corporate and Private Equity specialists to provide a seamless service that anticipates potential obstacles to transactions.View all our Acquisition & leveraged finance experts
- Banking & finance disputes
Whether you are involved in routine lending arrangements, day-to-day trading and sales or the most complex financing vehicles and investments, our experienced team will work alongside your in-house specialists. We devise clear plans for resolving the dispute, managing all necessary litigation, arbitration, regulatory and disciplinary matters on behalf of banks, funds and other financial institutions, wealth managers and high net worth individuals.
We assist on disputes relating to asset management, brokerage, capital markets, private equity, derivatives and structured finance. We also advise on disputes concerning a borrower’s failure to meet their obligations, including enforcement of security and restructuring negotiations. We have a large private banking team skilled in private capital, retail investment and product disputes, particularly mis-selling complaints and claims against banks, wealth managers, product providers and IFAs.
For information regarding the non-contentious financial services regulatory and compliance advice we provide, please visit our Financial Services Regulatory page.View all our Banking & finance disputes experts
- Financial restructuring
Corporate structures often benefit from restructuring in order to deal with underperforming companies or those that are no longer required, or where value can be released through solvent winding up or similar processes. We are experienced acting on both sides of substantial, cross-border corporate simplification projects. We work with accountants, tax advisers and investors restructuring complex financings for all types of businesses.View all our Financial restructuring experts
Taylor Wessing offers comprehensive advice on the design and efficient implementation of effective corporate and capital structures, often involving groups with interests in multiple jurisdictions and managing the various steps required to achieve a successful outcome. We work with corporates, equity investors, secured lenders, bondholders and unsecured creditors in their negotiations.
- Investment funds
We focus on hedge and offshore investment funds, investment and property funds, private equity and venture capital clients, plus related regulatory and tax issues. From fund set-up to authorisation of investment managers, we provide transactional and tax-related advice on the contractual, regulatory, transactional, and financing aspects of all funds.View all our Investment funds experts
As well as the funds themselves, we advise sponsors, managers, principals and investors. We also offer advice to high net worth individuals and families on their investments into funds, advising them and institutional investors on the acquisition and disposal of fund interests.
- Mortgage lending & portfolio sales
Taylor Wessing advises the UK’s leading creators and traders of mortgages on all aspects of their mortgage origination and sale programmes. We assist with agreements for the sale of mortgage portfolios to be created on set future dates and assist mortgage acquirers setting up rolling programmes of mortgage sales and portfolio acquisition agreements. In addition, we have extensive experience involving the transfer of mortgages immediately after creation for the purposes of financing structures and are familiar with arrangements concerning correspondent lenders and packagers.View all our Mortgage lending & portfolio sales experts
- Project finance
Our multi-disciplinary team advises project sponsors, consortia, contractors and funders on all the relevant disciplines needed for a successful project, from procurement, property and construction to corporate and facilities management. We work for developers, sponsors, funds, lenders and governmental and public sector bodies on the financing of projects across a wide range of industries. Our notable strengths include energy, healthcare, water and waste, transport and major infrastructure. We also offer broad transaction experience, embracing tendering and project development, finance and M&A, consortium arrangements, contentious and non-contentious construction and engineering and outsourcing.View all our Project finance experts
- Real estate finance
As transactions in real estate become ever more complex, sophisticated financing techniques are increasingly important. Taylor Wessing advises on new and innovative structuring and all aspects of debt and equity participation in real estate related transactions. Capital markets expertise is available as part of our real estate offering in addition to advice on real estate investment funds and real estate derivatives.View all our Real estate finance experts
Our team blends finance, real estate and tax expertise to provide a seamless service to the more significant active lenders and servicers in the market, and we regularly advise leaders in the senior debt sphere, clearers and alternative lenders. This complements our advice to whole loan and mezzanine providers and servicers on their property finance needs.