Browne Jacobson has further strengthened its corporate banking and finance offering in the East Midlands with the appointments of partner Shaun McCabe and solicitor James Busby into its Nottingham practice.
Experienced banking and finance partner McCabe re-joins the firm from Shoosmiths where he has been recognised in the leading legal directory Chambers & Partners as “commercial and always responsive”. Legal 500 has also praised him for his “high standard of advice”.
His impressive portfolio includes advising banks, debt funds, PE houses and borrowers in relation to the full range of funding transactions, including corporate acquisitions, MBOs, refinancings and property finance deals. He also has particular expertise in asset-based lending and has considerable experience in advising on financings within the health and social care sector.
Prior to his role at Shoosmiths, McCabe worked in Browne Jacobson’s banking and finance team for over ten years, after qualifying with them in 2001. He was promoted to partner in 2011, before joining Shoosmiths.
His arrival follows on from the recent appointment of banking and finance solicitor James Busby into the team.
Busby joins the firm from Gateley, where he previously trained and qualified three years ago. He has considerable experience in real estate finance, acquisition finance and his clients include banks and other financial institutions and borrowers across a wide variety of corporate sectors.
Partner and head of banking and finance Paul Ray said: “I am delighted to have Shaun return to the firm and to welcome James. Both have impressive corporate finance and banking experience which has seen them handle and lead on some of the region’s highest profile deals in recent years.
“Their appointments are very significant for the team. They will allow the practice to further grow and add real experience to our banking credentials across the region and enhance our offering nationally.
“Both appointments serve as a reminder of the firm’s commitment to our East Midlands client base and reflect the healthy pipeline of deals we are witnessing across the region”.
McCabe added: “I am very excited to be returning to Browne Jacobson. I started my legal career with the firm over 17 years ago and their transformation in that time has been truly remarkable. Whilst they have grown into one of the UK’s largest and most respected law firms they have never lost sight of their commitment to their people and clients regardless of who they are and where they are based. Delivering exceptional client service has always been core to their offering and I’m delighted to see that hasn’t changed”.