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Debt Finance

We advise on all forms of secured and unsecured corporate borrowing and lending, acting for borrowers and lenders.

In support of our corporate practices and on a self-standing basis, our work encompasses:

  • acquisition financing
  • ordinary course business financing
  • convertible loans (see Corporate Finance)
  • debentures
  • intra-group lending facilities
  • intercreditor deeds
  • subordination matters

Our clients are borrowers and lenders of all types, including companies and partnerships.

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