Our banking and finance team comprises lawyers with specialist sector expertise. The group provides transactional advice to a broad range of clients, including onshore and offshore lenders (private and retail banks, financial institutions and mezzanine finance houses), as well as advising borrowers (corporates, funds, family offices and high net worth individuals). The team offers clear, pragmatic advice and finds solutions to complex problems.
Our team are adept in all aspects of banking and finance, including real estate finance, acquisition finance, hotel financing and precedent documentation.
We have particular expertise in real estate finance (both investment and development) in relation to commercial and residential property and works with our Commercial Real Estate and Residential teams to ensure a seamless approach.
On 30 July 2020, the UK Government announced changes to the government-backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) following the European Commission’s amendments to the "Temporary Framework for State aid measures to support the economy in the current COVID-19 outbreak" (EU Temporary Framework). These changes effectively mean that more SMEs will be able to borrow up to £5 million under the CBILS than previously.
Forsters and UK Israel Business host Real Estate Breakfast event on investment, development and financing
On 7 July Forsters and UK Israel Business hosted an online Real Estate Breakfast event to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the commercial and residential UK markets, with particular regard to investments, development and financing.
As we move into a period where restrictions are eased and businesses and workplaces are reopening, and furloughing will start coming down, many business owners and their employees will be navigating the challenges of returning to work and the business decisions and costs that go alongside that. We have set out, below, a summary of the government-backed loan schemes available to businesses to support industry as we collectively work towards a "new normal".