Charlotte Drake

Of counsel

Charlotte works in Stephenson Harwood's finance group. Charlotte supports and promotes the work of the firm's corporate trusts and bond restructuring team and its clients, as well as working on strategic knowledge based projects for the banking and real estate finance team.

Charlotte is a senior finance and corporate trusts lawyer with 20 years' experience gained in private practice and in-house roles.

As part of her corporate trusts and bond restructuring work Charlotte has advised trustees on a number of high profile restructurings and reorganisations including Railtrack, Marconi, British Energy, TH Global, the merger of Whistlejacket and White Pine (two SIVs), the Battersea Power Station restructuring and the £1 billion restructuring of Fairhold Securitisation Limited's notes and swaps liabilities.

Charlotte has also advised banks and borrowers on high profile, high value, real estate finance transactions.

Alongside her corporate trusts work Charlotte currently supports the partners and fee earners in the banking and real estate finance team by working on and promoting knowledge based projects to help ensure the team's fee earners provide top quality advice to their clients in an efficient manner.