The last decade has seen dramatic growth in the number of lenders operating in the global markets.
They range from global institutions to smaller, specialised lenders as well as technology-driven retail and consumer lending platforms. They face different strategic, operational and compliance requirements but all need sector-specific legal expertise.
We can advise you on both domestic and cross-border lending as well as regulatory and compliance issues, corporate transactions and commercial matters. Our presence in the Middle East means that we can support your locally based business with particular expertise ensuring compliance with Sharia principles.
We work with some of the largest retail and investment banks, helping them to support their clients’ growth and investment plans. We also work with non-bank lenders such as debt funders, venture capital providers and technology platforms to help extend capital flows to news areas of the market.
Our market leading Private Wealth team gives us particular expertise in the private banking sector and an understanding of the specific requirements of high net worth clients. We advise both UK-based and international private banks wishing to provide private banking services such as commercial and residential lending and cash management in the UK market.
Meet the team
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Duke Royalty on increasing and extending its revolving credit facility agreement
London listed Duke Royalty was founded in 2015 and is the leading provider of royalty finance to companies in the UK and Europe.
Ghassan El Daye
Ghassan El Daye quoted by The National, Gulf News, Al Khaleej and Al Bayan on the appeal of the landmark SIM Card fraud judgment
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Harborough Limited and management team of GHL Bank Plc on the sale of GHL to First National Bank of Ghana
GHL, in addition to its retail and corporate banking products and services offering is a leading provider of mortgage financing in Ghana.
Edward Craig and Simon Heatley write for the Practical Law Dispute Resolution Blog on the Ramilos restriction on the courts’ Norwich Pharmacal jurisdiction in aid of foreign bank proceedings
Ghassan El Daye
Charles Russell Speechlys secures landmark banking litigation win for client in Dubai
Ghassan El Daye and his team were successful in a Sim card swap scam litigation in the Dubai Courts
The UK Stewardship Code: 2020
The code, effective from 1 January 2020, retains a focus on long-term investment, with increased scope, standard and application.
Wholesale broking firms under the regulatory spotlight: PFOF update
Brokers can expect to see a considerable increase both in regulatory activity and in enforcement action.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises the management team of Optimum Credit on its sale to KKR-owned Pepper Money
Charles Russell Speechlys has advised Optimum Credit Limited, a leading provider of second charge mortgages, on its sale to Pepper Money.
Achieving growth in a non-growth world: The Metro Bank story
On 15 March Vernon Hill gave a talk on the Metro Bank success story.