Asset and Invoice Finance

Leading UK law firm in the ABL arena

Highly regarded throughout the South East corporate finance community, we have significant experience in dealing with disposals, acquisitions, private equity, AIM transactions and joint ventures.

 

The team is particularly strong in the commercial finance arena and acts for a large number of ABLs and cash flow finance providers.

 

We regularly provide commercial advice to ABLs dealing with client mergers, acquisitions and demergers and to help ABLs assess the specific legal and commercial risks to them presented by their clients’ contractual arrangements with customers and suppliers.

 

We are experienced in advising on documentation, dispute resolution issues, debt recovery, fraud and insolvency.

 

We have handled a significant number of finance matters over the last 12 months which has seen us working with a number of banks, property funds, asset based lenders, lessor of plant and equipment, discounters and other financiers, brokers and intermediaries.

 

We repeatedly win work over London based firms due to our unique skillset and experience in asset and invoice finance and ability to discover creative and innovative solutions to problems. We work in close collaboration with our clients, challenge convention and aim to find better ways of delivering legal services.

 

Download our brochure outlining our legal services for factors, discounters and asset based lenders.

 

Amongst other things we advise on...

 

  • Factoring documentation (invoice finance/stock finance/domestic and export facilities/overpayment facilities/facilities for stock/P&M and property/trade finance)
  • Security documentation (debentures/mortgages/pledges/guarantees)
  • Financing of MBO/MBI’s (reviewing and advising on transaction documentation/advising on funding structures/assessing potential risks/agreeing priority/intercreditor positions/security arrangements)
  • Development of new finance products (single debtor/loans and equity  participation/payroll/collection/funding for other asset classes)
  • Advising on credit issues/client reviews (varying existing finance agreements/new security/refinancing/issues arising from breach)
  • Development of new finance products (single debtor/loans and equity participation/payroll/collection/funding for other asset classes)
  • Raising client documentation/security documentation from Term Sheets.
  • All recovery and dispute resolution work, including enforcing guarantees, indemnities and legal charges, claims on fraud and freezing assets as well as complex debtor litigation and sales ledger recovery work

 

Salinger on Factoring (2020)

 

We’re delighted that the sixth edition of Salinger on Factoring, our bestselling expose of the law and practice of invoice finance, has now been published. If you are not already familiar with the book, Salinger on Factoring is widely regarded as the authoritative text to factoring and invoice finance law combining legal analysis with a comprehensive description of current practice governing domestic and international factoring. Co-edited by our Head of Corporate, Noel Ruddy, and leading commercial barrister, Simon Mills, the book explores this fascinating and complex area of law whilst also providing readers with a lot of practical guidance on the many and varied issues facing invoice financiers today. It is essential reading for those working in businesses providing factoring and invoice finance. It should also be required reading for lawyers, bankers and accountants, academics and students with an interest in invoice finance. You can place your order here.

 

Contact Noel Ruddy to find out more about our ABL service offering

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