Who do you pay?
Andrew Reid | 21.05.2019
It is easy to forget that invoices were once sent by post – a cheque was raised, dispatched by post, and delivered by the supplier to their bank to deposit. The bank would check and confirm the recipient’s name and the payment would be completed.
Professionals have insurance to protect them when accidents happen. If your local vet reversed their car into you, or you reversed your car into them, neither of you would feel embarrassed about shaking hands and passing over the respective insurance documents.
As providers of financial services funding to businesses or individuals, you will require support from experts that understand your specific legal and regulatory requirements. With detailed sector expertise we can advise you on practical solutions to complex issues. Our full-service offering means we have specialists that have worked in your financial business sector who can support the broader issues that your business may face. These could relate to corporate transactions, real estate, intellectual property, IT, employment, or dispute resolution.
As a financial services provider you will work within a highly regulated commercial environment. It is therefore imperative that the legal support you receive is based on a thorough understanding of your business, the financial services sectors that you operate in, and the legal and regulatory regimes within which you must comply.
We act for a range of financial service companies including retail and commercial banks and building societies, second charge and bridging lenders as well as providers of alternative and specialist finance including crowd funding platforms.
If you are a borrower seeking commercial funding or a financial intermediary or investor, we can also advise on the opportunities and risks of each type of financial arrangement and its appropriateness to your needs.
We provide support in the following areas:
When lending money to borrowers you need well-drafted loan agreements and security documents to protect your assets and your organisation. You will want support from someone who has a keen eye for detail and doesn’t leave any stone unturned when producing your documentation. Getting this right at the start will minimise the risk of issues arising in the future.
We are on the panels of many retail and private banks. We also act on the borrower-side and are typically involved in high-value financing and refinancing.
When things go wrong, you need objective advice in order to make the best financial decision for your business. Our in-depth professional experience means we will not be afraid to advise you when we don’t think taking action is in your best commercial interests. If necessary, we can help enforce your security and repossess any assets you are entitled to.
When seeking finance for your business there are many options to consider. We can help you to assess all options available to you in light of your commercial needs.
We work for a number of alternative finance providers including crowd funders and can advise on the suitability for borrowers as well as potential investors. With careful legal preparation you can be confident that the finance is secure.
We advise lenders, borrowers and developers in relation to property backed financing transactions. Our experts combine their knowledge of commercial real estate and offer due diligence to underpin any lending documentation.
Noted in both Chambers and the Legal 500, our quality of service attracts clients in London and along the M3 corridor, as well as from around the South Coast. We are ready to support you with one of the largest corporate teams in the South of England, networked to similar reputable law firms in most major European, North American and Far Eastern jurisdictions.
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