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Farrer & Co | Simon Graham, Partner - Board Member

Practice areas

  • Banking and Finance

Simon Graham sits on the firm's management board where he has particular responsibility for ensuring that our clients receive excellent service.  As a result his remit includes HR and Knowledge, Learning and Development, and with the help of those departments he is committed to helping all our staff achieve their potential.

Simon Graham also heads up a banking team that delivers expert advice to a wide spectrum of borrowers and lenders. An acknowledged expert in real estate finance and the private placement of bond issues, Simon advises clients on all types of debt financing arrangements including art finance.

Simon’s clients include private & international banks, individuals, private estates, privately owned businesses, schools, charities, Oxbridge colleges and livery companies.  He has huge experience advising trustees, both corporate and individual, and lenders to trustees.  He has established long-term relationships with clients across these sectors and loves problem solving – finding innovative solutions to various financing challenges.

Simon regularly works with offshore structures, trusts or companies, or in overseas jurisdictions. He is used to tackling cross-border issues and complex corporate and trust structures and Clients appreciate his ability to marshal specialist banking expertise, regulatory know-how and other experts from across the firm to find solution which meets each client's unique needs.

Simon often advises lenders and borrowers in relation to construction and development financing – for example as a school or charity enhancing its property portfolio or a family office redeveloping an investment property. Where appropriate, he will introduce clients to new lending sources.

Expertise

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