Harriet West is a partner in the Corporate Department and a member of The Private Credit Group and The Finance Group.
Harriet’s practice concentrates on leveraged and acquisition finance. She represents a variety of clients with a particular focus on acting for alternative lenders and private credit funds in the direct lending market. She also works with private equity sponsors and corporates.
Harriet advises clients on a range of financing transactions including unitranche financings, second-lien financings, mezzanine financings, first out/last out structures, holdco PIK, co-investments, note-purchases, other subordinated facilities and restructurings. Her extensive experience covers a wide range of UK, European and cross-border transactions, in both the middle and upper markets.
Harriet is consistently noted in Legal 500 and Chambers, with clients commenting in Chambers that: “She is very technical, strong, and helps us navigate the market”; "Harriet is very talented, very knowledgeable and knows her stuff“; "Harriet West is highly capable and highly diligent and a very strong lawyer".