Making every pound count
Prettys banking lawyer and finance sector team in Chelmsford and Ipswich acts for a variety of high street and international banks and other finance providers in relation to acquisition finance, asset finance, secured lending work and structured finance.
Our finance lawyer team is highly experienced in drafting and negotiating facility documents and security packages, and issuing letters of opinion to overseas funders regarding validity and enforceability of finance documents and charges.
We have close relationships within the banking and finance industry and can assist clients with securing funding for their business or for a particular transaction.
As well as high street banks, we also act for venture capital, private equity funds and high net worth individuals looking to invest in businesses. We understand the commercial drivers behind venture capital funding, and have experience in arranging share structures and shareholder agreements which protect the funds’ investment.
Head of Corporate and Commercial Law
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"The ‘always excellent’ Ian Waine heads the corporate and commercial practice at Prettys and is ‘a superb operator, who is very highly rated for corporate finance work’"
Legal 500 2016
Ian qualified as a solicitor in 1986 and joined Prettys in 1987. He has been a partner in the Corporate and Commercial Law Department since 1989 and the firm’s senior partner since 2010.
Ian advises on all aspects of non-contentious corporate and commercial work, in the public and private sectors including governance, outsourcing, mergers, acquisitions and disposals, joint venture and other trading arrangements and lending, security and other banking issues.
Ian also has expertise in insolvency law and advises directors and shareholders on restructuring exercises and insolvency practitioners on a regular basis. Ian is very well known in the East Anglian business community. He is a member of R3, and has been involved in a number of locally based development initiatives.
Ian’s recent work includes:
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Legal 500 2016
A specialist in non-contentious commercial construction law, Rebecca's practice includes advising clients from all sectors of the industry on procurement strategy and implementation, project management and the drafting and negotiation of standard form and bespoke construction contracts including building/engineering contracts, professional appointments, collateral warranties, bonds/guarantees, framework agreements, development and funding agreements and all related documentation.
Rebecca studied at Leeds University and BPP Law School (London) before qualifying as a solicitor in 2006. She joined Prettys in 2013 from the market-leading construction practice at BLP in London where she had trained and qualified.
Rebecca’s most recent work includes advising:
Rebecca speaks regularly at Prettys' "Developers' Club" and "Business Academy" seminars. She writes frequently for "Construct", the monthly newsletter produced by Prettys' construction and development team, and she often delivers tailored training on specialist legal topics and their practical application to both client personnel and industry groups (including the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the National Federation Builders).