Areas of Expertise
Gary heads up the Leeds banking team and is a member of the firm’s management committee. He also co-heads the Leeds office with Chris Drabble.
He has extensive experience of advising on a range of financial instruments and arrangements, including syndicated and bilateral loan facilities; facility restructurings; mergers; group collapses; intra-group funding; interest rate derivatives; private shelf facilities, and high-value private bond issues. He acts for borrowers, lenders and trustees on real-estate finance related arrangements, with a renowned specialism in social housing finance.
Named as Leading Individual 2024 – Legal 500
Gary graduated from Durham University with BA (Hons) in Economics and Politics, before completing his CPE at the College of Law in York and the LPC at BPP in Leeds.
‘Gary Grigor is the standout partner for me. His industry knowledge and insight is second to none and gives robust advice with a friendly demeanour. He takes the time to know our entire loan portfolio so that when negotiating something new, he knows immediately whether it is a good fit and can highlight any variations from the ‘norm’ so that our time as the client can be spent focused on the points we need to understand and commercially negotiate.’
Gary Grigor is extremely knowledgeable and always readily available to discuss matters, whether it be the commercial big picture or an intricate point of detail. He is a strong negotiator, achieving excellent results in negotiations with minimal client input required.’
Chambers and Partners
‘Gary is noted for his great stakeholder management when negotiating deals for clients, as well as his very personable and easy-going manner.’
Chambers and Partners
‘Gary is acknowledged for his excellent sector knowledge.’
Advised The Riverside Group Limited and One Housing Group on the financing arrangements emanating out of their newly forged partnership (forming one of the largest RP groups in the country) and involving more than £1 billion of debt arrangements.
Advised Gentoo on its £460,000,000 ‘big bang’ refinancing involving new loan facilities and a private placement.
Advised Clanmil Housing Association (Northern Ireland) on its first private placement deal (£100,000,000) and advised on all funding matters relating to it.
Advised Onward Homes on £90,000,000 unsecured revolving credit facilities.
Advised Peaks & Plains Housing Trust Limited on their £102,500,000 refinancing project, including a £72,500,000 private placement with Aviva Investors.
Advised a north-west based Housing Association on its debut £100,000,000 private placement, including the deferred funding element.
Advised a Chester based Housing Association on their recent inaugural £50,000,000 private placement of notes with Rothesay Life.
Advised MetLife and Barings on a highly structured private placement with Triple Point Social Housing REIT involving a £195 million note issuance.