Hannah Rowbotham | Fieldfisher
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I am a partner in the banking team and my practice centres around asset finance, advising banks and other financial institutions, as well as ultra-high net worth individuals, on domestic and cross-border lending transactions.

I specialise in the venture debt and growth finance market, acting on loan facilities made available to companies predominantly in the technology (including Fintech, SaaS and eCommerce) and life sciences sectors. I enjoy acting lender and borrower side on venture debt term loans and working capital lines of credit, with a particular focus on taking security over receivables and IP.

A large part of my work also focusses on private banking and wealth management matters, acting on international transactions with a focus on art finance, aircraft (corporate jet) finance, yacht finance and margin call facilities.
My experience includes:

  • Long term panel advisor for a UK innovation bank on all aspects of its venture and growth loan portfolio, constituting term loan and working capital line facilities ranging from £1,000,000 - £50,000,000 made available to technology and life sciences borrower companies;
  • Drafting template documentation for a UK specialist bank's growth capital product and subsequently acting on its growing loan portfolio;
  • Acting on a number of deals for a UK specialist bank, where block and wholesale (uncommitted and committed) facilities are granted to borrowers in the lending sector and secured by underlying customer loans;
  • Advising a leading private bank on a loan facility to refinance the purchase of a Bombardier Global 7500;
  • Acting for a leading private bank on a £150,000,000 loan to a Swiss entity, secured on a portfolio of artwork;
  • Acting for a leading private bank on committed and uncommitted "margin call" facilities secured by securities custodied with the bank.
  • Acting for an ultra-high net worth individual on the purchase and finance of a 62m super yacht through a Cayman SPV entity.
  • Advising a leading private bank on its art finance product, including assisting with its template facility and security documentation.
  • Acting for a leading private bank on a $150,000,000 uncommitted facility made available to two Isle of Man co-borrowers, secured by a portfolio of modern artwork located in the UK, the US and Switzerland and personally guaranteed by an Israeli-Canadian UHNW individual.
  • Acting for a leading private bank on a $70,000,000 uncommitted facility made available to a Guernsey borrower with security over a portfolio of artwork being provided by a Gibraltar group entity. Most of the artwork was located in the UK, with certain pieces on loan to a US gallery.
  • Acting for a leading private bank on a £10,000,000 uncommitted facility made available to an UHNW, secured by a portfolio of artwork located in storage and at his private residences in the UK.

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Very responsive and not easily flustered

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