Dashna qualified as a Solicitor in September 2002 and with over 15 years’ experience in the legal profession, she joined Birketts in August 2021 as a Senior Associate in the Banking and Finance Team.
Dashna is motivated, ambitious, dynamic, enthusiastic and responsive with the ability to digest complex business information. Dashna understands the importance of delivering timely high quality work, within an agreed fee, but at the same time she is commercially focussed and always delivers legal advice with the client’s best interests at the forefront of her mind. Communications with clients and stakeholders is key to delivering high quality legal advice for Dashna. Dashna is solution oriented, resourceful and able to perform well under pressure.
Prior to joining Birketts, Dashna worked at a leading International City Firm where she advised on a wide range of corporate finance transactions, corporate restructurings and insolvencies. Dashna has experience of advising both lenders and borrowers on all aspects of general corporate lending and real estate finance transactions. Dashna has significant experience in advising financial institutions, funds, borrowers and distressed investors in relation to lending structures, non-contentious corporate restructurings, refinancings, work-outs and working on banking transactions, with various debt amounts varying from £20,000,000 to £90,000,000. Dashna also has significant experience in advising office holders in connection with trading administrations, liquidations and fixed charge receivers in relation to various matters, including advising office holders and buyers in connection with selling and acquiring distressed assets and debt. Dashna is experienced in various sectors. Including real estate, leisure, transport, healthcare and education.
Dashna has also been on two secondments, as house counsel, at major clearing banks, where she advised on bilateral, syndicated, real estate finance transactions and restructurings. These opportunities have given her the ability to see transactions at the early stages, with a greater insight as to the requirements of lenders, including the credit sanction process, but also gave her the opportunity to consider the position of borrowers at the early stages of a transaction.