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 (2017)


Noel Ruddy and Nigel Davidson co-edit Salinger on Factoring, together with leading ABL Barrister Simon Mills, which is now in its fifth edition. Salinger on Factoring is generally regarded as the authoritative text on the law and practice of invoice finance in the UK. It is renowned across the globe for its highly practical approach and, in addition to an in-depth legal analysis of UK factoring law, it discusses the various forms, uses and methods by which invoice finance services can assist businesses. It also offers detailed coverage of the legal background in which such services operate.


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