Banking and Financial Services

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 banking and finance team is one of the biggest and most experienced among independent Scottish firms. Our team has grown steadily over the last ten years with 16 specialist finance lawyers supported by our corporate, real estate and insolvency and restructuring teams. 

How we can help you

We act for all of the UK's clearing banks and many international financial institutions and debt funds, as well as domestic and international borrower and sponsor clients. We advise on finance transactions across a range of markets from local corporate and commercial loans to the provision of Scottish advice on global transactions.

  • Corporate debt transactions
  • Asset and invoice finance
  • Retail finance and consumer finance
  • Property finance
  • Specialist Scottish support

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 have acted for an asset finance provider in the securitisation of its lease receivables
  • We have acted in the Sharia compliant financing of a new vehicle finance business
  • We acted for a major UK asset finance business in relation to its c.£140m financing arrangements