Ben advises clients on a range of domestic and international banking and finance transactions with particular experience advising lenders and other finance parties on real estate finance transactions.
Before joining Farrer & Co in April 2020, Ben trained at a global US firm where he acted for a range of lenders financing the acquisition or development of property. He has also acted for borrowers and agents on complex refinancing and restructuring transactions as well as loan-on-loan facilities. Ben has significant experience acting for non-bank lenders financing assets in overseas jurisdictions and has worked on deals involving a wide range of sectors including residential, retail, hospitality and healthcare.
Whilst training he also worked in other parts of the debt market. He helped advise credit fund issuers on several private placements of notes with institutional and individual investors and on fund formation including the establishment of risk retention structures for US and European CLO managers.
Ben is known for his calm and focused approach which helps him break down complexity and provide clear and commercial advice to clients.
- Acting for a well-known private bank on a £6m development facility to a joint venture partnership owned by two development and investment companies.
- Acting for a large family-owned property estate on the amendment and restatement of a £100m secured revolving facility as part of a wider reorganisation of its ownership structure.
- Acting for a major professional sporting body as borrower of a £30m secured facility compliant with the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme.
- Acting for a specialist fine art lender on its $2.3m loan to special purpose vehicles owned by a HNW individual.