Lauren is a Legal Director in the Finance and Projects Division, who focuses her practice on asset-based lending, banking and debt finance matters.  Her wealth of experience includes the provision of advice on all aspects of cross-border and domestic transactions to lenders, agents leading syndications and corporate borrowers.  In addition to the provision of advice at the start of a transaction, Lauren often undertakes ongoing portfolio work and has experience of guiding all parties through the process of terminating a transaction, both through re-financings and restructurings.

  • Acting for a leading independent lender in providing finance to fund the creation of a new £100,000,000 revenue group created by the three-way merger of three technology sector manpower businesses.  This was provided through a mixture of receivables financing and traditional cash flow loans.
  • Advising a food manufacturer on the provision of a working capital facility including working with both the client and their proposed financier to ensure that the legal documents contained sufficient security for the financier while retaining the flexibility required to allow the company to operate its business.  The transaction was considered so innovative that it won the ABL deal of the year at the Insider awards
  • Acting as English counsel to a US-based lender relation to the provision of borrowing base facilities to a global manufacturing group.  
  • Leading a team acting for an independent lender on the provision of receivables and inventory financing across three jurisdictions.  
  • Acting for a leading receivables lender on the provision of an uncommitted Ledger-Based Non-Recourse Insured Debt Purchase Facility to a major English manufacturer.  
  • Forming part of a team acting for a speciality duty free retail entity in relation to a receivables finance line including resolving complexities around security requirements, resupply and jurisdictional issues and working with both the client and the lender to put together a structure that provided appropriate protections for the lender, while allowing the company to continue to operate its business and achieve its strategic objectives.