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We advise financial institutions, corporates and individuals on all aspects of banking and finance, whether as borrowers or lenders.
The team is made up of lawyers with different areas of expertise to ensure our clients receive the best possible advice for whatever issues they may have. Specifically we can provide advice on the structuring and documenting of loans; property and project financing; security structures; derivatives and related regulatory aspects.
We have experience in funding most types of asset with particular experience in matters involving the funding of people businesses in the marketing, media and advertising sectors, property (including social housing) and professional partnerships. Additionally we handle banking disputes and FSA investigations.
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Not as safe as housesBy Owen Watkins
The Court of Appeal has ordered HSBC to pay £180,000 compensation to Mr Rubenstein for negligently advising him on how best to invest the proceeds of sale of his house. In this customer friendly decision the court overruled the first instance judge who ruled that his loss was not foreseeable and too remote.
Insolvency: have you reached the point of no return?
The Court of Appeal recently held that, simply because a company’s liabilities exceed its assets, this is not, on its own, enough to deem the company unable to pay its debts and therefore liable to be wound up by the court. If a company with negative net assets can nonetheless continue to service its current liabilities, it is not “unable to pay its debts” unless it has “reached the point of no return because of an incurable deficiency in its assets”.
Lawyers get nervous as Dimon bites backBy Owen Watkins
Commenting in an article for The Times, Owen Watkins describes JP Morgan head Jamie Dimon's comments as "dangerous" after he dismissed $13 billion of recent settlements with the US Government as "unfair".