Clarion adds another associate to banking team

Andrew Curtis is the latest lawyer to join the expanding banking and finance practice at Clarion.

With 10 years of experience, Curtis takes up the role of associate having previously worked for an international law firm where he advised UK clearing banks, international debt funds, pension funds and borrowers on bilateral and club transactions.

Curtis has experience of providing advice to both lenders and borrowers on different financing deals, including real estate (both development and investment), leverage and general corporate.

He also has experience of providing finance advice to the private equity market and advising lenders on the listing of borrower clients.

He has advised clients across a variety of sectors, including healthcare, professional support, digital gaming and environmental.

Partner Marie Pugh, head of the banking and finance practice at Clarion, said: “Over the last three years, we have developed a niche in the field of asset based lending and bridging finance, acting for more alternative lenders than any other team in Yorkshire.”

“Demand for our wider banking services is continuing to grow. It is vital that we invest in bringing new talent on board and with his strong track record in the mainstream lending sector, Andrew is a great addition to the team.”

Curtis added: “I’m really excited to be joining such a renowned and fast-growing team. I have a real commitment to getting the job done, whichever side of the fence I am on and whatever type of transaction I am handling.”

“My aim is always to get the best possible outcome for my client using my legal knowledge whilst having a strong sense of what is commercially important to the client before the start of a transaction, and this chimes with Clarion’s client-focussed approach.”

In June, Clarion promoted Joanna Dodd to legal director, and Sarah Molloy, Louise Dodds, Sarah Harrison and Stephanie Kaye to senior associate.

Pictured: Marie Pugh, Ben Slack, Andrew Curtis and Phil Dine of Clarion’s banking team