Our Banking & Finance team has a wealth of experience in all aspects of banking & finance transactions. We act for many of the leading banks, financial institutions and corporate borrowers, providing the full range of banking services from corporate lending to restructuring and recovery.
We also provide specialist support in areas such as structured and Acquisition Finance, Real Estate Finance and Asset Based Lending transactions. We are one of the few firms with the combined cross-border expertise to offer a comprehensive range of services to lenders and borrowers across the UK. We are also able to advise on funding transactions in the Middle East, including Islamic Finance.
We recognise the need to marry technical expertise with business sense and focus on giving legal advice in a commercial context, identifying solutions and getting the deal done. Whether the lending is to support a project, acquisition or business, our team will work closely with you to ensure that our service is tailored to meet your needs.
2nd April 2015
In what is believed to be the first case to consider the effectiveness of "Bannerman clauses", under which auditors disclaim liability in respect of audit reports to anyone other than the company and its members, the High Court has held that such clauses are reasonable.
9th February 2015
Significant debt funding has made a welcome return to Scottish corporate activity. Last year we closed deals supported by more than £1bn of debt in 2014 due to greater confidence in the debt markets being passed through to Scottish corporates with strong balance sheets and robust business plans, with signs the momentum should continue in 2015.
“They are very commercial animals. Technically skilled lawyers, but they also provide real-world advice. There's a real desire to get deals done. They don't just point out a problem, they give you a solution. In whatever region they operate, they pride themselves on knowing the region and the players, and ensuring they have the depth of relationships wherever they can”
Chambers UK 2015
“Offering a very good level of service; Gateley is proactive and responsive”
Legal 500 2014
“A really good legal firm. They have very commercial lawyers. They are more than willing to point out legal positions, but also give additional information - a commercial view of what works. They are diligent, timely, helpful and they look at things independently. They give good solutions looking at the whole picture. Always excellent, proactive, quick and commercial”
Chambers UK 2014
“HBJ Gateley’s social housing offering is linked to its banking practice, and is responsive and attentive”
Legal 500 2013
“Always focused and available when you need them. A real asset on any transaction”
Ian Howey, Yorkshire Bank