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Eleanor James

Eleanor James

Partner โ€“โ€“โ€“ Manchester

Eleanor is a Partner in Trowers & Hamlins' Banking and Finance department. Eleanor advises UK based clients on a broad range of real estate transactions including acquisition and development finance, corporate and intragroup lending and hedging arrangements. She also advises on real estate finance transactions for overseas investors on both a conventional and Shari'ah compliant basis.

Recent property and development finance experience includes advising the borrower in relation to a £76m loan facility to be used to refinance the costs of acquiring and developing a new student accommodation block in London and advising an investor in relation to funding aspects of the acquisition of a tenanted commercial building in the North West using £9m of private finance.

Eleanor has a particular specialism in advising housing providers and other not for profit bodies in relation to funding transactions, particularly capital markets issues. Recent highlights include advising the Church of England pensions board in relation to the first ever sterling bond issue with the coupon but not the principal linked to CPI.

The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2016 edition describes Eleanor as ‘an excellent problem solver with a growing reputation’ in Real Estate: Social Housing: Finance.