Specialist Funders and Servicers

Supporting finance-focused clients on a wide variety of transactions and providing specialist, practical advice on both contentious and non-contentious issues.

Shepherd and Wedderburn is highly regarded for the advice it provides specialist finance-focused clients. We are regularly instructed to advise on a wide variety of transactions from factoring and invoice discounting to debt purchasing and searching, and business lending and leasing. Our experience in advising the specialist finance sector on both contentious and non-contentious issues ensures we provide advice which is client focused, supportive and practical. In analysing the types of instructions we receive, we look to identify trends across the sector which can assist your internal processes and, importantly, assist you to make commercial decisions in addition to simply looking to provide the 'legal' answer.

In advising clients operating in the specialist finance sector, we offer a team drawn from different practice groups across the firm. This ensures that our cross-disciplinary team has the necessary in-depth commercial knowledge of specialist finance to give clients in this sector the best solutions, whether contentious or advisory. The team works to deliver practical, tailored, commercial and solutions-led advice. Our enthusiasm and breadth of knowledge ensures that the team consistently works with you to solve problems, no matter how novel the project. We understand that legal expertise comes as a given and added-value services are at the core of our offering. 

We advise UK-based and overseas specialist finance companies in a broad range of practice areas. This includes different types of specialist finance within:

  • mainstream banking;
  • finance, restructuring and distressed asset lending;
  • corporate advisory;
  • mergers and acquisitions;
  • dispute resolution;
  • real estate;
  • regulation;
  • pensions;
  • competition law;
  • employment;
  • IT;
  • intellectual property; and
  • procurement and outsourcing.