Patricia is commendably straightforward, only takes points of commercial significance and responds promptly to all communications. She is very easy to work with.Chambers and Partners 2022
Patricia Grinyer exemplifies all the qualities needed in a 21st century lawyer, an exceptional lawyer who is the least lawyerly type you will encounter.Legal 500 2022
Patricia Grinyer is an exceptional lawyer with an impeccable skill set and unrivalled knowledge. Her approach to client management is excellent with an approach to providing added value all the time. Pragmatic, intelligent and committed.Legal 500 2021
She is totally focused on your deal and makes you feel like your deal is the only one she is working on.Chambers & Partners 2021
"She is extremely knowledgeable in her field, responds promptly and explains things well."Chambers and Partners 2020
"She has impeccable market and technical knowledge, is very accessible and has a commercial and practical approach to the matters she deals with."Chambers and Partners 2019
Patricia heads the firm's banking and finance team and advises on all aspects of financial services. She provides advice to banks and borrowers on bilateral and syndicated facilities. She has particular expertise in public sector finance. Key clients include Santander, AIB Bank plc, Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund and the Midlands Engine.
This year Patricia has provided key strategic advice on the impact of Brexit for European Structural Funds. She remains lead adviser to the North West JEREMIE Fund, a £150 million European Fund.
As one of the few solicitors nationally who acts on the establishment of European Structural Funding schemes, establishment of legacy funds and utilising public and private sector money to create funding platforms for SMEs, this year Patricia has successfully won pitches to act for various fund managers in connection with their bids to be appointed to the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund and the Midlands Engine.
Patricia has continued to provide advice nationally for borrowers and lenders on syndicated and bilateral banking documentation. This includes advising Sertec Group on the multi funder and syndicated finance loan on a transaction which resulted in Sertec Group becoming a £250 million turnover business. This involved advising on all aspects of funding, including syndicated finance facility, property finance and invoice discounting. The debt finance included debt from numerous jurisdictions including the UK and Hungary.
Patricia has continued to pitch and win work for mainstream banks including Lloyds Bank Plc and Allied Irish Bank (AIB).