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PeopleNeil Murray

Neil Murray

an incisive mind and a great ability to manage all aspects of a deal

Legal 500 UK 2012

Neil has over thirty years experience in debt finance.

Neil acts for a range of lenders, borrowers and intermediaries in relation to finance transactions, is a regular speaker on banking matters and has published various articles on legal aspects of secured lending, including a series of papers comparing the English law regime with that of Germany, France, Holland, Spain and Italy.

His experience ranges across real estate, private equity, corporate lending, securitisation, Islamic finance, funds and restructuring.

Neil previously headed the banking group for a well known City law firm. He is ranked in the legal directories as a leading lawyer in real estate finance and bank lending.

Real estate finance

Neil's experience includes bilateral and syndicated loans for corporates, funds and other entities relating to property investment and development.

Acquisition finance

Neil's experience includes leveraged transactions for lenders / sponsors / management across LBO's, public-to-privates and bid finance.

General banking

Neil has advised across corporate lending, derivatives, Islamic finance, projects, higher education and securitisation. 

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    Stephenson Harwood LLP
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    United Kingdom

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