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Brian Rance

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

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Brian is a finance partner based in Freshfields’ New York office. He represents commercial and investment banks, insurance companies, managed investment funds and other financial institutions in a variety of domestic and international financial and corporate transactions. Brian’s practice focuses on structured financings (particularly collateralized debt obligation funds), commercial bank and other private financings (including highly leveraged loans and merchant banking investments), derivative transactions (including fixed income, credit, equity and commodity derivatives), institutional private placements and debt to equity conversions. Brian is also an expert on laws affecting the financial industry, including bank regulatory and insolvency laws. Brian is a graduate of Kenyon College, Balliol College, Oxford, where he was a Marshall scholar, and Harvard Law School. He was also the recipient of a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship in Economics.

United States: Finance

Structured finance

Within: Structured finance

Deeply informed and highly pragmatic’, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP handles the gamut of structured finance transactions and also provides regulatory advice regarding EMIR and Dodd-Frank. In 2016, the team was active in the CLO market and also handled securitizations involving some particularly novel asset classes. The ‘strongly recommendedJerome Ranawake advised Isramco and a wholly owned SPV, Tamar Royalties, on the securitization of royalty interests in the Tamar gas field in Israel. The three-partner team serves as external counsel to Citigroup in relation to its CLO work, and newly promoted partner Ryan Suda advised Citigroup Global Markets as initial purchaser and also acted as deal counsel in a $401.5m CLO transaction managed by Guggenheim Partners Investment Management. Focusing on cross-border transactions and regulatory compliance, Brian Rance heads the department and has also been involved in a number of CLO transactions for Citigroup. Other key clients include Inter-American Development Bank, Deutsche Bank, Scotia Bank and Société Générale.

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