Laura Mitchell



Laura is a solicitor in our national Banking and Finance team. Laura has experience of a range of commercial transactions acting for borrowers and lenders in a corporate, project, real estate, and acquisition finance context. Laura has also assisted UK and overseas banks seeking to provide finance to UK companies either directly or as part of wider group facilities.

Having acted on new deals and refinances, Laura has specialist knowledge of the renewable energy sector, advising on the financing of wind and hydro developments, in addition to asset financed biomass and CHP schemes.

Laura also has valuable in-house experience following a secondment to a leading UK renewable energy lending team within a major financial institution.

Laura is dual qualified in England and Wales and in Scotland, and regularly advises lender clients on the Scottish aspects of real estate finance and corporate lending transactions.

Recent highlights:

  • Advised on the $25m management buyout (MBO) of Spear & Jackson. Global transaction deal involving financing arrangements in the UK, the British Virgin Islands, Canada, France, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong, across the group of manufacturing and engineering businesses with operations in the UK, Asia, Europe and North America.
  • Acting for ABN AMRO on the management buy-out of Pulse Flexible Packaging, a major innovative converter of flexible and specialty rigid packaging.
  • UK “high street” Bank and its asset based lending division – financing the expansion of a textile manufacturer by way of an invoice discounting facility, a property loan, a plant and machinery loan and a letter of credit facility.
  • Advising the Mansion Student Accommodation fund on a series of debt facilities with banks, debt funds and other lenders, raising more than £150m.

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