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          DWF expands banking and finance practice with partner appointment

          Global legal business DWF has announced the appointment of Brendan Slack as a partner in the expanding banking and finance group.

          Date: 19/03/2019

          Brendan joins the business from Dentons, and he specialises in advising lenders, borrowers and private equity sponsors. His practice covers local, UK and international real estate finance (including real estate investment and development senior and mezzanine finance deals), as well as asset-backed and energy & infrastructure transactions including the financing of data centres, capacity market and smart meter assets.

          Brendan has advised Lloyds Bank PLC on numerous recent senior and mezzanine real estate finance transactions, totalling over £750m of debt and most recently advised NatWest Bank PLC on its re-financing of the UK's largest single battery storage facility.

          At DWF, Brendan will lead the London real estate finance team within the banking and finance group and will be a member of the energy & infrastructure sector group within DWF.

          Iain Shurwood, Partner and Head of Banking at DWF said: "With a wealth of experience advising major banks and a highly regarded reputation in the real estate finance market, Brendan will be an asset to our banking and finance team. We are delighted to have him on board."

          Brendan added: "Working with a business which puts their clients' needs at the forefront of their strategy has always been vitally important to me. I look forward to joining an expert team of legal advisors to continue developing DWF's banking and finance practice."

          DWF is recognised as an experienced national team, helping international and national banks, debt funds, alternative and overseas lenders across a full range of finance matters.

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          Iain Shurwood

          • Partner // Head of Banking and Finance