Banking & Finance

By combining our comprehensive understanding of the banking and finance markets with our deep legal knowledge, we deliver commercially attuned advice across a wide variety of complex national and international transactions.

Our fully integrated service, designed to meet the needs of banks, lenders, borrowers, businesses and sponsors, includes:

  • Acquisition finance
  • Corporate debt & equity restructuring
  • Corporate finance, including joint ventures and equity investment
  • Corporate lending
  • Invoice discounting, asset backed and trade finance
  • Mezzanine funding
  • Real estate acquisition, investment and development finance
  • Restructuring & insolvency
  • All types of corporate, business and personal security and subordination issues


Our diverse client base includes national and international leading banks, financial institutions, corporate borrowers and high net worth individuals:

  • Allied Irish Bank
  • Arbuthnot Latham & Co
  • BNP Paribas
  • Clydesdale
  • Habib Bank AG Zurich
  • Handelsbanken
  • HSBC
  • Investec
  • Lloyds
  • Metro Bank
  • Retail Money Market
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Royal Bank of Scotland/NatWest – Williams & Glyn
  • Santander

Case studies

A cross border deal relating to the refinancing of an invoice finance facility and the provision of a new term loan facility (with a total value of £175m).

We drew together a large, multi-discipline Pitmans team to manage a refinance of a client’s existing banking facilities, involving a complex portfolio of 15 commercial properties comprising multiple titles.

As a result of our extensive international experience and strong relationships with other specialist legal firms across jurisdictions worldwide, Pitmans was instructed to act for an existing national client in relation to its parent company’s refinance of its Canadian $ loan facilities.

A strong longstanding relationship with a key client in the leveraged finance market led to an instruction by each of the lenders to assist with a MBO by advising on the provision of term loan facilities and invoice finance facilities.


“Pitmans ‘excellent’ [banking] team provides ‘exemplary and trusted’ advice’ and has a ‘wide skillset’.”

Legal 500

“I would rate them as outstanding. They are timely, responsive and easy to deal with.”

Chambers & Partners

“Their main strength and usefulness is the breadth of experience and expertise together with an eye for the commercial goals in any transaction.”

Chambers & Partners