Debt Finance

Businesses lend and borrow to support their commercial aims and strategy.  Both lenders and borrowers need confidence in the debt arrangements they put in place. These can be complex, and are inevitably tied to the parties’ commercial goals and appetite for risk.

As debt finance lawyers, we structure our advice to reflect those needs, taking into account appropriate security and intercreditor relationships.

Why choose Foot Anstey

We understand lending arrangements from both sides. We know where the lender’s interests and the borrower’s align and we know how to defuse situations where they might diverge. Our team has had significant experience on lender and borrower side on bilateral and syndicated facilities, either domestic or cross jurisdiction. We regularly advise on corporate and growth capital lending, acquisition finance, project finance, real estate investment and development financing,

We frequently act for corporate service providers on loans and capital markets issues – looking at the legal and operational matters facing facility and security agents and account banks as well as corporate trustees on new issues and repackagings. We understand the dynamic that a service provider needs to be as commercial as possible whilst negotiating a workable and long lasting relationship.

We use our experience to spot pitfalls in debt finance transactions and negotiate pragmatically to resolve them, understanding that how we approach our role as legal advisors will affect the ongoing relationship between all parties.

Related services


At Foot Anstey, we’ve invested in our team of finance experts. We hire, develop and retain lawyers with deep specialisms in specific areas of finance law – because we know you need and want more than a jack of all trades.


Whether or not your company has an in-house legal function, running a business today presents many complex challenges. 

We think it’s important that we genuinely get to know our clients businesses – that’s how we can deliver value that goes beyond just the monetary.


Corporate projects demand legal advice at the speed of business.

Whatever your needs, goals or ambitions our team work hard to tailor services which help deliver our clients’ ambitions at every stage of a company’s journey.

Banking & Lender Disputes

From new technology and alternative services to greater regulatory burden, the pace of change in the modern banking and financial services industry continues to be rapid.

Our team offers a depth of experience and insight acting for lenders in both claimant and defendant roles, often balancing regulatory compliance, media scrutiny and “bottom-line” commercial drivers.

Fixed Charge Receiverships

Often misunderstood, receivership can be an effective tool for lenders in the recovery of secured debts. 

Our team work with you, standing by your side, from the pre-appointment stage through to disposal by auction or private treaty sale.

Our people

We have specialist finance lawyers who know both the lending market and the key issues in debt finance transactions.

When you work with us, you’ll deal with a senior lawyer who knows the lending journey from start to finish. We take smart decisions to make transactions smoother and quicker, making sure our legal advice supports the overarching business objective which you’re trying to achieve. We will look for innovative solutions to enable our teams to work together as efficiently as possible.