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            Public Sector Finance

            Contemporary industry knowledge and experience of public sector financial arrangements that create certainty and confidence.

            We are known for our expertise across public sector finance, covering a broad range of matters including both lending and borrowing transactions for local authorities, combined authorities, government departments and for central government and European funds managed by public sector bodies.

            We advise and represent public sector clients on commercial and residential development projects, town centre and out-of- town regeneration projects, the establishment of funds for development, regeneration and job creation and on public/private partnerships. We also advise local authority clients on their own funding arrangements, and provide support through training and the development of template documentation for funding transactions.

            Building on our strong corporate banking team, with a client list that includes a number of major UK banks, and by working collaboratively with you, we are able to adapt private sector funding structures and techniques into public sector finance transactions, delivering robust financial arrangements that get the results you need.

            Legal Insight

            UK Government updates guidance to public bodies in respect of Covid-19 supplier relief measures

            10 June 2020

            The UK Government has issued the new PPN 04/20  guidelines to public bodies inviting them to review and consider implementing appropriate exit plans for any relief measures which they have put in place to assist their "at risk" suppliers pursuant to the PPN 02/20 guidelines issued in March 2020.  

            Legal Insight

            State aid law: European Commission amends COVID-19 Temporary Framework to faciltate recapitalisation aid and subsordinated debt awards

            15 May 2020

            In a move which is likely to facilitate multiple European government bail outs of airlines, sports, leisure and hospitality companies and possibly even carmakers and others under the most acute pressure from the COVID-19 crisis, the European Commission has further amended its State aid Temporary Framework to allow for recapitalisation aid and subordinated debt instruments.  The new rules contain limitations on dividends and acquisitions by businesses who benefit from recapitalisation aid and include a requirement for conditions relating to climate change and the digital agenda to be reported to the European Commission.  While the UK remains in the Brexit transition period (currently due to expire on 31 December 2020), these rules apply to it as well.

            James Szerdy

            • Partner // Graduate Recruitment Partner
            Connected Services offers a range of stand-alone consultative services that complement our legal offering in each of our core sectors.

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