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My Expertise

My work covers all banking and finance disciplines, in particular corporate banking and debt financing, real estate finance and private equity and venture capital.

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My main areas of expertise are acquisition finance, corporate banking, leveraged finance, asset based lending and peer-to-peer lending.  During the course of my career I have acted for most of the UK banks and asset based lenders. 

I also advise corporate borrowers on the full range of their financial arrangements, including interest rate and currency hedging agreements.  Over the last two years I have worked with a number of the principal UK peer-to-peer lenders and have advised on the legal and regulatory framework of their platforms.

For more than ten years I have been rated in the top tier of banking lawyers in the North West by Chambers & Partners.  They recently said “Jonathan Edwards is incredibly popular among his clients, who call him "one of the top banking lawyers in town in terms of deliverability, professionalism and practicality. He has good contacts, many years of experience and he can quickly see his way through complex issues"”.

Legal 500 (2014) added “team head Jonathan Edwards is ‘an excellent, “go-to” banking partner who calmly focuses on key issues to achieve a result that keeps all parties happy’”.