With the effects of the credit crunch still lingering in the market place, and the imposition of more stringent financial regulations restricting lending and investment, those seeking to advance and receive finance continue to face significant challenges. Having advised many leading banking and financial institutions in the City over the last 30 years, as well as numerous borrowers and fund raisers, we understand these challenges all too well.

Our Banking & Finance team continue to act for a number of banks in the City, as well as a significant number of borrowers, on a vast array of banking matters. The team delivers a full range of legal services including property investment and development finance, acquisition finance, lending and security and general banking advice. These services extend to include advising on senior debt and mezzanine debt transactions, syndicated and bi-lateral loan agreements, deeds of priority, debentures, mortgages, guarantees and trade finance facilities. Our lawyers provide an efficient and commercial approach and possess a wealth of transactional experience. We work closely throughout the transaction with other professional advisors and investors to ensure the transaction progresses smoothly to completion.

When things go wrong, our Dispute Resolution teams will be on hand to deal with lender and borrower enforcement, insolvency and corporate rescue matters.

Our Corporate team advises on all aspects of corporate finance work including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity investments, and has a depth of experience in acting on related matters in the financial sector. Our Capital Markets team regularly advises on fundraisings and private placings for listed and unlisted companies.

The Commercial team at Teacher Stern advises a number of household names in the finance sector on matters ranging from standard terms and conditions of business, service level agreements, outsourcing, online payment terms, IT contracts and more.

We have a proven record of delivering cost effective advice in a competitive market on matters spanning the breath of the banking & finance sector.

Representative Experience

Examples of our banking & finance work include:

  • Advised a household name in the car sales industry in relation to a £60m loan from Lloyds Bank plc which was secured over 70 properties.
  • Advised a property development company in connection with a £46m refinancing of a revolving working capital facility secured on a large portfolio of properties (both residential and commercial).
  • Advised a household finance provider on a £100m invoice discounting facility from Macquarie Bank.
  • Advised the Yoo Group on its joint venture with Frasers Property Group relating to the financing and building of a £131m mixed-use development in Vauxhall.
  • Advised the Serimnir Fund in connection with the establishment and operation of a fund set up to purchase up to £50m worth of UK commercial real estate.
  • Advised the shareholders of a substantial hospitality chain in connection with a significant private equity investment which valued the business at approximately £90m.

Key contacts:

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David Salisbury

Partner Corporate and Commercial
Work 37-41 Bedford Row London WC1R 4JH United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 20 7611 2394


As head of the firm’s corporate and commercial practice, David’s broad transactional experience includes acquisitions, disposals, take-overs and mergers, asset sales/purchases, joint ventures and company restructuring. He also advises clients on a range of corporate and commercial matters, including company/partnership formation, partnership/shareholders agreements and employment issues.

David has particular experience in the field of sport, acting amongst others for prospective purchasers of Premiership and Football League clubs in takeovers. He is also at the forefront of the development in England of the investment in and transfer of the economic rights of sportsmen and women.

For property investor clients, he has particular expertise in the disposal and acquisition of corporate and similar structures which assist in mitigating stamp duty land tax.

David was listed as a ‘leading individual’ in the Legal 500 2020 rankings. He was also listed as a recommended lawyer in the 2024 rankings.

Representative Experience

David has experience:

  • Acting for investors in the economic rights of football players playing in the Premier League and the top divisions in other European Countries as well as in South America. Over the years, David has been involved in providing advice connected with the transfers, economic rights participation and/or playing rights of various Premier League and foreign based players including Carlos Tevez, Javier Mascherano, Jo, Gonzalo Higuain, Luis Fabiano and Heurelho Gomes to name but a few. More recently David has provided advice in relation to the following players: Paulhino (Tottenham) Willian (Chelsea), Oscar (Chelsea) and Carlos Tevez (Juventus).
  • Advising on a £430 million acquisition of a mixture of offshore and onshore companies owning 180 petrol stations and advising on the sale thereof three years later.
  • Acting on a series joint ventures for a leading UK celebrity magazine and newspaper publisher with a combined value in excess of £280m.
  • Acting for the prospective purchasers in their takeover of a Premier League Football Club.
  • Advising on the £166 million sale of a group of companies with an industrial portfolio.
  • Acting on the acquisition and financing of 545 public houses, worth £163 million.
  • Advising on the £25 million sale to a UK plc of a leading UK independent internet service provider.
  • Advising the founders and owners of a high end chain of London coffee shops on the sale, earn out and rollover of the owners’ differing interests in the business to a well known industry leading private equity firm.
  • Advising the owners of a mining public relations agency on the sale of the worldwide operations to a UK quoted company.


‘David Salisbury is extremely personable, has an acute commercial sense and instils every confidence that he will provide sound reasoned advice with his clients best interests and not there to score points with the other side.’
Legal 500

Year qualified

Solicitor, 1992

Career History

Partner, Teacher Stern