Escrow and settlement services

Having a trusted neutral third party holding funds, is a beneficial business tool. The expertise of a knowledgeable and trusted escrow agent can make a notable difference in the success of any transaction.

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Dedicated escrow and paying agent

We specialise in arranging tailor-made escrow agreements that are geared to service cross-border transactions, governed by the laws of many key jurisdictions.

Our extensive knowledge of both the legal and operational aspects, quick execution and a true understanding of the interests of different stakeholders have made us a global player in our line of business.

Licensed by the International Central Banks to operate as payment provider, we’ve also successfully executed numerous paying agency mandates in all major currencies, often involving FX requirements and disbursements, to more than 100 payees across multiple geographies and time zones. We’ve demonstrated our flexibility in applying a simple structure to complicated contracts.

Types of escrow transactions


These include warranty claims, deferred considerations and shareholder payments


This can be investor aggregation and disbursement, settlement of shares and cash consideration and coupon collateral


This includes proof of funds and payment security, collateralised lending structure and collateral management

The speed of M&A deals brings challenges for buyers and sellers in escrow transactions. Read how to overcome these challenges here.

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Why choose us for your escrow and settlement?


Even in the most complex transactions, we seek to implement simple and cost-effective structures using straightforward legal documentation, making it easy for you and your legal counsel to work with.


Our payments team focuses purely on the management, administration and oversight of all of our escrow accounts, guiding you through set-up, maintenance and closure of each escrow account.


Our team includes highly qualified senior managers, former lawyers with experience at leading law firms and operational specialists across the globe.


Our products can be tailored to meet many different requirements, situations and jurisdictions and we're always happy to discuss bespoke arrangements.


Our commercial team is fully integrated with our dedicated payment and client on-boarding teams, meaning we can quickly handle queries, turn around legal documentation and process your 'KYC' information efficiently.