Hannah Place is a commercially focussed and practical finance lawyer with experience in real estate finance, creditor enforcement, restructuring and insolvency.

Hannah's practice concentrates on advising lenders and borrowers on a variety of real estate finance and banking transactions. She acts for banks, institutional lenders, alternative lenders and bridging lenders, as well as borrowers, on syndicated and bilateral facilities (both domestic and cross-border), including development finance transactions.

Hannah also advises clients on security enforcement strategy, restructuring options and delivers restructuring and insolvency solutions. She initially qualified as a restructuring and insolvency solicitor before broadening her skill set to include banking and real estate finance transactional work.

Hannah's broad range of experience and commercial approach has been deepened through various industry roles, including in-house positions at a private bank, an alternative lender and an institutional lender.

Recent work

  • Leading the financing (borrower side) on the refinancing of a £95m senior/mezzanine refinancing of a multi-phased development at the site at Olympic Way, Wembley.
  • Acting for the senior lender on a £38m senior/mezzanine/junior LMA development/refurbishment loan secured over high-end residential property in Hampstead.
  • Acting for a lender injecting hybrid debt/mezzanine equity finance into a development site in Ashford, backed by Homes England, as an equity claw back strategy following enforcement.
  • Acting for a UK and Singaporean bank club in respect of a £60m senior multi-tranche development and investment facility financing the mixed-use residential, retail and leisure complex at a site in Manchester.
  • Following the Collective borrower group insolvency, leading the £40m lender side security enforcement over the Collective Dome London properties.
  • Acting for a bank on a $175m (US) multi-bank corporate financing across eight jurisdictions.
  • Leading the financing of the Western Gateway development at Canary Wharf for a UK clearing bank.

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Hannah loves dancing, running and chocolate.

Sunset overlooking the shard with birds flying across the scene.

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