Our team has an extensive range of expertise and provide comprehensive, practical and commercially minded legal advice on all matters related to banking, international real estate, asset, project and other financing matters. The sector currently faces a rapidly changing landscape driven by a number of regulatory and economic factors including UK ring-fencing requirements, capital efficacy and repatriation, group consolidation and de-risking, Brexit contingency planning and third party sales.

Banking & Financial Services businesses find themselves under scrutiny like never before from the general public, the media, politicians and their own clients, putting an increased focus on governance, risk and accountability, tax, executive compensation and capital requirements. Our offices provide easy access for financial institutions looking to conduct transactions with international entities and receive expert multi-jurisdictional advice.

Our global presence enables us to provide timely and comprehensive legal advice at the times most critical to our clients.

We regularly provide advice and opinion to our clients on:

Banking

  • Syndicated and non-syndicated loan and credit facilities and security documentation
  • Onshore lending secured by offshore securities
  • Asset and income stream securitisation structures
  • Trade finance

Asset Backed Finance

  • Loan agreements and security documents
  • Formation of SPVs and security, priority, subordination and inter-creditor agreements
  • Sale, acquisition and financing of vessels and aircraft
  • Registration of ships and aircraft across specified international jurisdictions
  • Off balance sheet structures
  • Operating and finance lease structures

Subscription Credit Facilities

  • Subscription credit facilities
  • Multiple fund structures, legal entities as borrowers and guarantors, multi-currency facilities and multiple loan tranches with varying levels of collateral

International Real Estate Finance

  • Loan and credit facilities and security documentation
  • Advice on priority, subordination and inter-creditor agreements
  • Sales and acquisitions and the financing of international real estate transactions
Our Experts

Wendy Benjamin

Managing Partner in Jersey and Office Managing Group Partner* in Guernsey

T +44 (0)1534 818 057 or +44 (0)1481 755 603
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Fiona Chan

Partner: Hong Kong, Shanghai

T +852 2905 5760
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David Clark

Partner: Bermuda, BVI

T +1 441 298 3583
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Christopher Cope

Partner: Isle of Man

T +44 (0)1624 647 633
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Michael Cushing

Partner: Jersey

T +44 (0)1534 818 395
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James Gaudin

Partner: Jersey

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Tony Heaver-Wren

Partner: Cayman Islands

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Andrew Jowett

Partner: BVI

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Jacob MacAdam

Partner: Cayman Islands

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Garry Manley

Partner: Isle of Man

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Malcolm Moller

Managing Partner: Mauritius, Seychelles, Shanghai

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Steven Rees Davies

Partner, Joint Global Head of Technology & Innovation: Bermuda

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Liesl Richter

Partner: Cayman Islands

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Fraser Robertson

Group Partner: Jersey

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Eliot Simpson

Partner: Hong Kong, Shanghai

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Robert Varley

Partner: BVI

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John Wasty

Global Practice Group Co-Head of Dispute Resolution: Bermuda

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Jeffrey Kirk

Managing Partner: BVI

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Faye Moffett

Managing Partner: Isle of Man

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Jeremy Berchem

Group Partner*: Guernsey

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Tom Brook

Partner: Isle of Man

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Vincent Chan

Counsel: Hong Kong, Shanghai

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Adam Johnson

Counsel: Cayman Islands

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Chet Pohl

Counsel: Guernsey

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Jeremy Snead

Counsel: Cayman Islands

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Amy Benest

Senior Associate: Jersey

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Yantee Hurnaurn-Calcutteea

Senior Associate: Mauritius

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Kevin McQuillan

Senior Associate: Jersey

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Prabha Sasidharan

Senior Associate: Hong Kong

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Alexandra Simpson

Senior Associate: Cayman Islands

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Dean Bennett

Associate: Cayman Islands

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Christopher Brown

Associate: BVI

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Sophie Corkish

Associate: Isle of Man

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Karina Li

Associate: Hong Kong

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Lebogang Maimane

Associate: Jersey

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Jennifer Rosser

Associate*: Guernsey

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Robert Sit

Senior Associate: Hong Kong, Shanghai

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Nicole Sorbie

Associate*: Guernsey

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Quinton Tse

Associate: Cayman Islands

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Paul Worsnop

Associate: Jersey

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Cissy Chan

Legal Executive: Hong Kong, Shanghai

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Eason Huang

Legal Manager: Hong Kong, Shanghai

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Billy Li

Legal Executive: Hong Kong, Shanghai

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David Bulley

Partner: Cayman Islands

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Stuart Tyler

Partner: Guernsey

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