Russell is a corporate banking specialist who acts for a wide spectrum of lenders including a number of major banks, sponsors and debt funds across a wide number of sectors focusing particularly on the commercial/SME and Mid Markets space. He also regularly represents borrowers and is frequently involved in corporate transactions where there are significant debt finance and equity issues.
Recent transactions have included senior debt LMA based deals in the real estate, healthcare, leisure, TEC and motor trades space. He enjoys a high profile particularly with HSBC, Lloyds and Metro Bank and is well known for his knowledge of the personalities, appetites and approaches in the wider debt market on which he is regularly asked to comment on. He also acts as a relationship partner and main originator with a number of the team's key relationships.
Although based in the London office his home is in North Yorkshire and so he regularly spends time in the northern offices of the firm (particularly the Leeds office) working closely with other Banking and Finance team members based regionally.