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 that can aid 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. The enthusiasm and breadth of knowledge ensures that the team consistently work with you to solve problems, no matter how novel the project. As a firm we understand that legal expertise comes as a given and added value services are at the core of our firm's offering. One of our partners, Alastair Frood, co-ordinates our specialist finance team.

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
  • procurement and outsourcing