Edith Lai, Associate
Edith specialises in advising institutional lenders, non-bank lenders, borrowers and private equity and venture capital firms on a variety of banking and finance transactions.
AboutEdith specialises in advising institutional lenders, non-bank lenders, borrowers and private equity and venture capital firms on a variety of banking and finance transactions, including real estate finance, asset-based lending, debt and equity financing and debt restructuring. She has experience in cross-border transactions, in particular, acting for clients based in the Far East. Edith is fluent in written and spoken Chinese (both Mandarin and Cantonese).
Edith is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- Acted for the portfolio companies of FPE Capital including the financing for the bolt-on acquisition for David Phillips, the leading furniture supplier in the UK to the professional residential property market
- Acting for a major Asian bank as well as Singapore and Thai listed developer borrowers on the financing for the acquisition and development of properties in Central London.
- Acted for a major European bank in relation to a multicurrency uncommitted receivable financing to a leading multinational construction group
- Advised a commercial real estate investment group in relation to its financing from multiple lenders for the development of a data centre in the Midlands
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Rockpool Investments on the buyout of Datum Alloys
Datum Alloys is the leading steel stencil foil manufacturer in Europe and the USA.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Country Court Care on refinancing
Country Court’s portfolio currently comprises 30 freehold care homes, with seven opened over the past two years.
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP has advised 1Spatial PLC on its partial disposal of Enables IT Group Limited
This disposal will allow a greater focus on 1Spatial's core global geospatial business.