Max Griffin advises on a full-spectrum of banking and finance matters, both syndicated and bilateral, including corporate lending, real estate finance, fund finance and asset finance.

Max regularly acts for financial instutions, borrowers and leasing companies on cross-border financings across the United States, Europe and Asia. Prior to joining the firm, Max worked in the banking department of two multinational law firms. She has further experience in trade and commodity finance and sovereign lending. Max has experience in negotiating a wide variety of loan documentation, along with conducting due diligence.

Representative Experience

  • Advised a leased and tenanted pub company in connection with a refinancing of its facilities by way of a £30m revolving credit facility secured on its estate of over 350 pubs across England, Wales and Scotland.
  • Represented Northern Trust Group, the property investment, development and land regeneration company, in relation to a £270m facility arranged by M&G Investments. The facility was secured against Northern Trust’s portfolio of industrial, trade and office parks, comprising over 4,500 individual units in total and its c. 1,500 acre land bank.
  • Advised JP Lease Products & Services in closing a Japanese operating lease with call option financing of three Airbus A320 aircraft, with ICBC Financial Leasing as intermediate lessee. This was the first JOLCO of its kind in the U.S. market utilizing the U.S. owner-trust structure.

Professional Highlights

  • Recognised as a Rising Star (UK) by Expert Guides: Banking and Finance (2022)
  • Trustee, Shpresa Programme
  • Member of the International Aviation Women’s Association

View More

External Publications

  • “Unlocking the potential of the U.K. finance market for European commercial real estate | News,” Institutional Real Estate, Inc. (, Authors: Max Griffin, 03/25/2024
  • The Tortoise and the Hare of Sustainable Investing,” Author: Max Griffin, 09/15/2023


  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School, 2016

    Graduate Diploma, The University of Law, 2015

    M.A., University of Edinburgh, 2014


  • England and Wales


  • Japanese