Lawrence Stephens

Development Finance

Lenders have stringent funding criteria.  Property developers therefore need effective legal support to ensure that their finance is in place and that deadlines are met.  This can make the difference between completing the deal successfully and running into serious problems.

Drawing on a wealth of experience, we understand the importance of being proactive in moving a deal forward and putting funding in place without avoidable delay.  In property and development finance, we represent UK and overseas clients, including corporations, developers, building owners, lenders, contractors, consultants, as well as trusts and high and ultra-high-net-worth individuals.

Our lawyers have deep experience in residential and commercial developments, construction, infrastructure and health projects, as well PFI and Public Private Partnership projects.

As acknowledged authorities in their field, they speak, lecture and contribute to specialist construction law journals.

They can identify strategic opportunities and ensure that you have the legal backing to maximise your commercial potential.

Our services for developers include:
  • Advising on facility and loan agreements
  • Drafting and advising on development documents such as building contracts, bonds, guarantees, letters of intent and collateral warranties
  • Due diligence for lenders
  • Debentures
  • Step-in agreements
  • Assignment of security
  • Working with multiple lenders