With almost 15 years’ experience at an international City law firm, Dashna brings her valuable expertise in finance transactions and corporate restructuring and insolvency to Birketts. Dashna advises both lenders and borrowers on lending transactions and her clients include the major clearing banks and larger corporate borrowers.
As well as this, a secondment as in-house counsel at a major clearing bank, advising primarily on syndicated and bilateral real estate finance facilities, has given Dashna a well-rounded understanding of her clients’ needs throughout their legal matters.
Speaking after her appointment, Dashna said: “I’m excited to get to work with the Banking and Finance Team, and I appreciate being made so welcome by Devreaux and the wider team. Birketts’ advises a number of clearing banks, private lenders and a variety of corporate borrowers, so I look forward to the challenging work this will bring.
The team’s emphasis on communications with clients, clear purpose and pragmatic solutions are elements I have prioritised throughout my legal career, so I am glad to be working alongside by like-minded colleagues.”
Deveraux Gravell, Legal Director in Birketts’ Banking and Finance Team, added: “Dashna is a fantastic lawyer and we are delighted to have her join our team. Both the Banking and Finance Team and the wider firm will benefit from her expertise, as we work in tandem with our colleagues in corporate, agricultural and property sectors, providing the specific understanding and skills our clients need.
In particular, Dashna’s secondment and insight into a client’s needs from their side of a transaction is incredibly useful. We always strive to provide the best service possible, and the better we understand what our clients need, the better we can support them.”