Overview

Luke is a solicitor in the firm's banking team with extensive experience in drafting, reviewing, and negotiating documents for a broad range of domestic and multi-jurisdictional finance transactions. He acts for lenders, borrowers, and commercial clients.

Luke spent six months on secondment to Lloyds Banking Group plc in 2018 as a member of the Debt Products Legal Team for the Commercial Banking Legal Group, where he provided transactional support and advice on a broad range of matters including refinancing and turnaround work, restructuring, and security issues, as well as advising the Bank on a variety of internal strategic projects.

Experience
  • Acting for a central government department on the £1.27 billion financing of a public corporation, including providing advice on the capacity and authority of the public corporation to borrow
  • Acting for an international cosmetics company in connection with the refinancing of its global operations, including advising on matters of UK law and coordinating advice across seven other jurisdictions
  • Advising the board of directors of a UK energy company on the successful restructure of its debts, rescuing the company from entering a formal insolvency process
  • Advising the syndicate of lenders in relation to a US$10 million syndicated financing of a solar home systems project in Nigeria
  • Advising the world's largest independent energy trader on the structuring and financing of its acquisition of a refined petroleum product storage facility in West Africa
  • Advising a UK mid-market private equity house on its MBO of an insurance company
  • Acting for a private equity house on the financing matters relating to its acquisition of the UK operations of a high profile global retail conglomerate

What others say...

"Luke provided high-quality, commercial and proactive support to assist the team in retaining a high-value, longstanding relationship, which the Bank was at risk of losing. He supported the team by identifying and delivering solutions in a way which safeguarded the Bank's position. His help was greatly appreciated"

Commercial Banking Relationship Director at Lloyds Banking Group plc