Charlotte is a Legal Director in the Banking and Finance team, based in our Leeds office.

Charlotte specialises in acquisition and leveraged finance transactions, as well as having experience advising banks, financial institutions and corporates in relation to general corporate banking and growth finance. She is listed as an Associate to Watch in Chambers and Partners.

Charlotte's experience includes:

  • acting for an aerospace group in relation to its debt facilities from a US fund, alongside asset financing from a UK lender, including debt to equity conversion steps;
  • advising the a large venture capital investor on a number of VCT lending matters;
  • acting for a management team in their capacity as junior creditors alongside senior funding provided by a club of banks, as part of a private equity investment into the business;
  • advising the borrowing group on acquisition financing provided by an alternative lender for an MBO;
  • acting for an education group on its banking facilities to fund its acquisitive aims;
  • advising a clearing bank on its financing of the purchase of a Midlands based wholesale foods business by its founders; and
  • acting for a lender in respect of a number of commercial loans to fund customer acquisitions.

Charlotte trained at Addleshaw Goddard in Leeds, qualifying into the Corporate Banking team in September 2012. She joined Shoosmiths in May 2017.

In 2015, Charlotte spent six months on secondment in the financial sponsors team at HSBC Bank plc, working on sponsor-led leveraged finance transactions.


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