Robert Farrell

Associate

Biography

Robert is an associate in our national Banking and Finance team. He advises lenders and borrowers on all aspects of banking and finance including real estate finance (both investment and development), corporate M&A, corporate and commercial banking and asset based lending. Robert also specialises in affordable housing finance and has experience with loan and security arrangements with charities.

Robert has developed a reputation for being one of the leading solicitors for his level of qualification in the Yorkshire region. He has been recognised by Chambers & Partners as one of two "associates to watch" in the banking and finance sector, two years in a row.

He regularly advises the Bank of Ireland, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group, The Royal Bank of Scotland Group and Santander.

Recent highlights:

  • Advising Santander on cross collateralised loan facilities made available to a UK based LLP and a St Kitts and Nevis based company to refinance property investments in London.
  • Advising a private lender on a number of facilities with total debt in excess of £17m , which involved lending to and taking security from UK and offshore charities.
  • Advising a large firm of architects on the refinancing of their bank debt to fund the redemption of preference shares and share warrants.
  • Advising NatWest on development loan facilities made available to S Harrison Developments to fund its development projects.
  • Advising Lloyds Commercial Finance on restructuring its invoice discounting facilities with leading insulation distributor, Encon Insulation.
  • Advising Poundworld Retail on its £26m funding package to fund its continued expansion.
  • Advising Lloyds Bank on the Consilia-led management buy-out of synthetic fibre producer, Allied Textiles.
  • Providing bespoke precedent loan documentation for a peer to peer lender to use in the context of loans for real estate investment.
  • Advising Santander on its term loan and growth capital facilities to northern leisure group, Arc Inspirations.
  • Advising Santander on loan facilities to a renowned prestige car dealer to fund a unique underground car park for rare and expensive cars in London and a classic car restoration business.

Market view:

Robert has won praise from clients  for demonstrating "great prowess as a lawyer" - Chambers & Partners 2015

"Very impressive on the commercial side of finance transactions" - Legal 500 2016

Robert is also praised for his ability to handle complex mandates - Chambers & Partners 2015

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