Our Banks and Lenders Expertise

Clarke Willmott provides pragmatic advice to a broad range of banks and lenders on funding structures and on the taking of appropriate security.

Real Estate Finance

Our clients include banks (including clearing banks), building societies, specialist lenders, and borrowers – both corporate and individual. Increasingly we find commercial developers recommend us too.

We advise on all aspects of property finance transactions and issues across all areas of the real estate sector from smaller retail projects and residential development projects to leisure and sports facilities and large commercial developments.

How are we different? Our experience in the real estate sector means we understand the challenges our clients face, and we aim to add value by anticipating them wherever we can. We work with other Clarke Willmott lawyers to look for business for our clients, and we believe in being reciprocal about business wherever we can. It’s where we believe we add the greatest value.

Corporate Lending

Clarke Willmott’s corporate lending team regularly advises borrowers and lenders on a wide range of corporate banking matters.

We regularly advise on corporate transactions and our team is experienced in drafting and advising in relation to loan and charging documentation. We advise borrowers on matters including funding arrangements and more complicated arrangements where required.

Project Finance

At Clarke Willmott, our project finance team advises borrowers and lenders on matters ranging from real estate developments through to renewable energy projects.

The specialist project finance advice we provide ranges from advising clients on structuring agreements through to working with cross-departmental teams from our commercial, real estate and litigation departments in order to deliver a holistic service designed to assist our clients in seeing a project through from inception to completion.

Banking Litigation

We act for domestic and foreign banks, building societies, financial institutions and asset-based lenders in relation to claims brought both by and against our clients.

We understand the nature and mechanics of the financial transactions which lie at the heart of the disputes we deal with and regularly work with our non-contentious banking teams. We also understand the reputational and regulatory concerns that can influence the conduct of disputes.

Our expertise includes disputes arising out of lending contracts, claims for conversion, constructive trust claims, breach of trust and mandate, professional negligence, secured and unsecured recoveries, mortgage repossession, fraud and operational loss recovery, asset tracing, title and security issues and general commercial disputes.