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Patricia Umunna

Position: Partner

Core Areas: Finance & Social Housing

Chambers UK 2016 - Patricia Umunna Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer 2016

Patricia advises clients on all aspects of projects and housing finance and funding. She acts for Registered Providers, charitable and non-charitable entities, SPVs funders and also corporates.

Patricia has particular expertise in bi-lateral and syndicated lending (including non-bank lending), joint ventures and development finance, security trustee structures, group restructuring, bonds, stand alone hedging and ISDA agreements and all aspects of security. Patricia acts for both borrowers and lenders in corporate lending transactions.

Recent experience

  • Acting for Hollybrook Limited in relation to the financing of a JV residential development
  • Acting for B3 Living Limited in relation to its debut bond issue and subsequent private placement
  • Acting for Circle Housing Group in relation to funding for a JV development
  • Acting for Goldencross Partnership in relation to the financing of the acquisition of 6 petrol stations
  • Acting for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Westminster in relation to the funding of the acquisition and development of a property for (choir) schools

Professional memberships

Law Society of England & Wales

Board member of New World Housing Association

Work history

2011 to present, Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

2004 to 2011, Solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood

1998 to 2004, Assistant Solicitor, Denton Wilde Sapte

1996 to 1998, Trainee Solicitor, Wilde Sapte

Personal interests

Patricia has a keen interest in running. She also enjoys the theatre and racing.

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Upcoming Events :

Planning for Housing Delivery - implications of the White Paper and the CIL Review

Thu 30 Mar 2017

Minerva House, 5 Montague Close, London SE1 9BB

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The work is extremely high-quality.

Chambers and Partners UK