Edward Finley, Partner at Acuity Law

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“Commercially astute and pragmatic."

Edward Finley

Recent Work

Edward is a consultant in our London Real Estate team.

After leaving DLA Piper, Edward established real estate and real estate finance boutique law firm Maple & Black in 2011. The firm grew to encompass corporate and commercial law before a successful merger with Acuity Law in 2017.

A specialist in property finance, Edward has an impressive record of acting for several large and boutique financial institutions, as well as developers and investors across all forms of investment and development transactions.

He has a longstanding and varied client portfolio spanning property investors, developers, asset management firms, lending institutions and restructuring practitioners.

As a senior partner and shareholder at Acuity, Edward has focused on further developing the firm’s banking and finance client base with key specialist and alternative lenders. Notable clients include Zorin Finance, Ingenious Real Estate Finance and Global Growth Capital.

  • Acquisitions, disposals and developments
  • Joint ventures and private equity funded transactions
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate restructuring and distressed situations
  • Acting for Zorin Finance on its largest loan to date, a £70 million investment refinancing loan to the Botley Development Company to support the development of student accommodations, build-to-rent properties, a hotel and commercial and community spaces in Oxford
  • Advising Babylon, a new fast growing healthcare technology company on the opening of its clinics across the UK and the restructuring of its UK offices
  • Acting for Bluebird Partners on the acquisition, restructure and subsequent sale of 3 holiday parks on the Isle of Wight
  • Acting for Credit Suisse on the sale of 27-35 Poultry, the old Midland Bank HQ (location of the infamous Goldfinger bullion vaults) now known as The Ned
  • Advising various London restauranteurs and investors on establishing high end restaurants in the city and west end of London
  • Acting for Our/Vodka (a global venture by Pernod Ricard) on the acquisition of their distillery in London
  • The Real Estate Team is ranked Band 1 by Chambers and Partners
  • The Commercial Property Team is ranked Tier 2 in The Legal 500
  • The Construction Team is ranked Tier 3 in The Legal 500
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