Ashfords appoints new Legal Director to banking & finance team

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UK law firm Ashfords continues to grow its client offer with the appointment of Anna Thompson as a Legal Director in the banking & finance team.

Anna joins Ashfords from Michelmores LLP and has a wealth of experience advising borrowers and lenders on a wide range of finance transactions, including acquisition, real estate, development, energy and alternative finance.

Anna also brings with her significant expertise in restructuring and insolvency transactions, advising both insolvency practitioners and buyers on insolvent business and asset sales, distressed debt situations and accelerated mergers and acquisitions.

Recognised in Legal 500 and Chambers, Anna's recent experience includes advising a national brewing and hospitality business on the negotiation of a multi million revolving credit and CLBILS revolving credit facilities. She also recently advised an international sportswear brand on its refinancing.

Anna said: “I’m delighted to be joining such a well-regarded team, Ashfords’ excellent reputation speaks for itself and I look forward to working closely with clients and colleagues alike to offer practical, considered and commercial advice”.

Rebecca Dury, Partner and Head of Banking & Finance, added: "We’re delighted to welcome Anna to the Ashfords’ Banking team, having worked with her on a number of finance transactions in recent years. This enables us to build on a period of significant growth for finance work at Ashfords. Anna’s appointment helps us to reinforce this and develop our client offering further.”

Ashfords has one of the largest Banking & Finance teams based in the South West, supporting clients across a number of areas and sectors, including asset and acquisition finance, property and development finance, corporate lending, project finance and trade finance & invoice discounting, acting for banks, government agencies, alternative lenders and corporate borrowers. The team also support with family and private wealth lending.

Ashfords are valued legal partners to a wide range of corporate, public and private clients across the UK and internationally; counted on by clients to get the right result whether that’s delivering commercial objectives, protecting family assets, making investments or solving disputes.

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