Sophia is a Solicitor in Trowers & Hamlins' Finance team.
Sophia recently qualified into the Banking and Finance team, having worked in the team for two years as a paralegal and completing one of her training seats in the department. Sophia's other training seats include working in our Abu Dhabi office in the International Corporate department and sitting in the Real Estate department where she focused on grant funding.
Sophia advises on loan arrangements for the purposes of refinancing, acquiring and developing real estate with a particular borrower focus. Her recent experience includes assisting on: an acquisition finance transaction for a healthcare company, a number of margin loans for an overseas borrower, loan agreements (both syndicated and bilateral) for Middle Eastern lenders, various housing finance transactions from both a borrower and lender perspective and she has completed several commodity trades for clients obtaining advice in relation to Islamic Finance.Sophia's experience as a paralegal, her seat in Abu Dhabi and the cross-departmental nature of the work in her current seat have given Sophia the opportunity to build professional relationships with a variety of clients and lawyers in different practice areas throughout the firm.