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          Banking and Finance

          DWF has one of the strongest and fastest growing national banking teams, with experts located across the whole of the UK and Ireland. We assist clients in delivering complex financing transactions to meet their funding requirements on a commercially pragmatic and cost-effective basis.

          Whether acting for domestic or international banks, building societies or debt funds, we have a market leading reputation across a wide range of financial services. We also act for private equity investors and corporate borrowers in relation to their structured financing requirements.

          "The DWF Banking Team is a major national player with a comprehensive banking offering on a full range of corporate finance matters and real estate financing."
          – Chambers & Partners

          We have expertise across a wide range of financial products, including all types of corporate lending and security, leveraged and acquisition finance, asset based lending and asset finance, real estate finance, with particular niche expertise in healthcare funding, public sector finance, hotel finance and renewables finance. We also advise on derivatives and hedging documentation.

          Iain Shurwood: "a most capable and commercially minded lawyer who exercises balanced views in a straight forward style"
          Chambers and Partners

          John Fox: "very commercial and very easy to deal with"
          Chambers and Partners



          We help you to make smarter decisions.

          With partners on the ground in each of London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin and Belfast, our banking practice manages to offer sophisticated advice whilst retaining the local touch.

          Iain Shurwood

          • Partner // Head of Banking and Finance

          James Szerdy

          • Partner // Graduate Recruitment Partner

          Ken Rutherford

          • Partner // Executive Partner (Belfast)

          Anne-Sylvie Vassenaix-Paxton

          • Partner // Head of Oil & Gas
          Connected Services offers a range of stand-alone consultative services that complement our legal offering in each of our core sectors.