Debt Finance

Key contact

Morton Fraser Partner Andrew Meakin
Andrew Meakin
Andrew is a partner in our Banking and Finance team. His main focus is on debt finance, acting for UK clearing banks and UK and internationa...
0131 247 1253

Our team comprises experts covering the full breadth of services required by the debt finance sector. 

We act for lenders, borrowers and sponsors in a wide range of debt finance transactions across products such as acquisition finance, real estate finance, performing and non-performing loan portfolio sales and marine and aviation finance. We act for all of the UK clearing banks, for many international banks and institutions and for many other specialist lenders. We also work closely with many English and international law firms to provide specialist Scottish advice on global finance transactions.


Benefits we bring your business 

Our debt finance lawyers work closely with lawyers in our corporate, real estate, construction, planning, banking litigation and insolvency and restructuring teams as required in order to provide a seamless service for our clients.

Our credentials

  • We acted as lead counsel to a bank lender on the leveraged acquisition of a global consultancy business, co-ordinating advice across multiple jurisdictions
  • We acted as Scottish advisers to DNB in connection with the c.CAN$950m financing of a global fish-farming business
  • We have prepared template security documents for one clearing bank and provided Scottish advice to two other clearing banks on LIBOR transition supplemental agreements
  • We were instructed by the City office of a major international law firm to act as Scottish counsel for Deutsche Bank in respect of the c.£43m financing of the acquisition of a portfolio of 22 industrial properties in England and Scotland
  • We have advised lenders in connection with the financing of vessels from luxury yachts to offshore platforms to life fish transporters
  • We have carried out due diligence reviews on portfolios of corporate and consumer loan books