Oliver Abel Smith, Partner, Banking and Asset Finance
I am a partner in the finance group. My practice encompasses a wide range of finance transactions. My expertise includes asset finance, acquisition finance, real estate finance (including residential, investment and development), commodity and trade finance (in both primary and secondary market transactions) and syndicated and bilateral corporate lending.
I act for a broad spectrum of participants in finance transactions, which includes financial institutions, sponsors, corporates and investment managers. This provides me with a balanced perspective and an ability to find commercial solutions to facilitate transactions.
I have been named as a leading individual for my practice in Chambers every year since 2010. I am described as 'a key partner in the firm's finance group' (Chambers 2013) who 'listens well, and balances commercial and legal needs' (Legal 500 2010) and 'is viewed by clients as a valuable resource who is 'very approachable, attentive and easy to work with'' (Chambers, 2011).