I’m a partner in our corporate team with a particular focus on banking, finance and investment, where clients value my practical and pragmatic approach.
I’m an experienced corporate and banking lawyer with over 15 years’ experience. I work with SMEs looking to grow whether through acquisitions, external investment or bank borrowing and advise lenders looking to lend to growing businesses. I have a particular focus on shareholder and investment agreements and joint ventures, as well as advising on share incentive schemes.
Areas of expertise:
- Loan facility agreements
- Security agreements
- Complex inter-creditor arrangements
- Investment and shareholder arrangements (startups, SEIS and EIS)
- Share incentive plans
Qualifications and memberships
- Qualified in September 2002
- Member of the Loan Market Association
- Member of Share Plan Lawyers
Acted for one of the UK’s largest independent pharmacy operators on its £70 million multi-bank refinance providing the group with an acquisition facility.
Acted as UK counsel for Perry Ellis in relation to its $400 million refinance with Capital One and its $180 million refinance with Sound Point.
Advising a commercial bank on a wide range of secured lending instructions across a number of different sectors including a £14 million term loan facility.
Advising The Conduit, the social impact club, on its equity fund raising and other corporate and legal needs, including a number of rounds of equity raises.
Acted for Holiday Extras Investments Limited on the refinance of its existing term and revolving facilities and a new CLBILS facility.
Acted for TBH (a property development and investment company) on its £44 million refinance of existing facilities and new credit facility
Craig has been, as he always is, unfailingly helpful, good humoured (even with the unreasonably tight deadlines on much of it) and spot on with pragmatic and commercial advice. Craig is a first-class adviser, always thinking round the problems and issues we have as a business, and I feel very lucky to have him in my corner, plus he is a great person to work with.
General Counsel, Ocean Infinity