Corporate Lending

Our corporate lending practice advises on bilateral and syndicated facilities for investment grade and non-investment grade borrowers for multinational corporations, other corporate borrowers, leading banks and other financial institutions and alternative lenders.

Our experienced lawyers offer exceptional knowledge of the current legal environment and a clear understanding of the commercial and market issues facing both corporate borrowers and lenders.

Our range of services includes:

  • bilateral and syndicated facilities for investment-grade and non-investment-grade borrowers;
  • leveraged facilities for management buy-outs, M&A transactions, recapitalisations, refinancings and restructurings;
  • working capital facilities, capex and development facilities, back-up facilities, finance leases and other routine financing transactions;
  • borrowing base facilities and other speciality products including structured products; and
  • treasury requirements, including hedging and speculative derivative trades.

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What people are saying


"Macfarlanes have strong expertise in negotiating banking facility agreements for investment funds."

Chambers UK 2023

"The firm has a clear and demonstrable expertise in coordinating and executing cross-jurisdictional finance arrangements."

Chambers UK 2023

"Macfarlanes consistently understands the commercial drivers of transactions and helps to structure them."

Chambers UK 2023

"The team produces consistently high quality work within very short time frames. Their experience and knowledge within the sector is first class."

The UK Legal 500 2023

"Highly commercial, pragmatic and solutions focused."

The UK Legal 500 2023

"The team consistently delivers such a high standard of work and their commercial approach and industry knowledge are first class."

The UK Legal 500 2023