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Lawrence Stephens strengthens Real Estate Finance and Banking teams with new Directors from Rosling King

July 2024

Leading corporate and commercial law firm, Lawrence Stephens, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ann Ebberson as Director in the Real Estate Finance department, and Alex Edwards as Director in the Banking department – both joining from Rosling King.

Ann and Alex are well-known industry practitioners and their expertise complements the firm’s established Real Estate Finance and Banking practices. They are both recognised in The Legal 500 directory and bring with them a wealth of knowledge and experience across these sectors. 

Ann has acted for and advised lenders, loan servicers, developers and LPA/fixed charge receivers on real estate and real estate portfolio refinancing, sales, purchases, development acquisitions and sales, landlord and tenant matters including service charge disputes and forfeiture proceedings. She also has notable experience in title rectification issues and advising litigation colleagues in complex real estate disputes.  

Alex advises lenders, sponsors, developers and corporate borrowers on all forms of finance transactions. With a particular focus on real estate and development finance, Alex also regularly advises on senior and mezzanine loans and bridging finance, as well as restructuring and resolving existing loan facilities. In addition, Alex’s construction law expertise allows him to provide a comprehensive service to his clients on development finance transactions, dealing with both the finance and construction elements.

They join Directors Greg Palos and Ajoy Bose-Mallick who lead Lawrence Stephens’ Real Estate Finance and Banking practices respectively.

Ajoy Bose-Mallick commented: “Alex is a fantastic addition to our banking team and brings with him great experience of working with sponsors, developers, corporate borrowers and other alternative lenders especially development finance lenders, at a very exciting time for the firm.”

Greg Palos said: “Ann’s arrival provides us with greater strength in depth and bolsters our ability to advise clients in a wide range of transactions. Her arrival is in line with the expansion of our Real Estate Finance capability, which continues to go from strength to strength.”

News of Ann and Alex joining Lawrence Stephens was covered by Law360, New Law Journal and LegalMoves.