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Julian Davies

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Linklaters LLP

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Banking, capital markets.


Founder of Linklaters’ Structured Finance Group and global securitisation practice. Leads Linklaters’ Project Bond practice and is Head of Linklaters’ water sector group. Currently specialises in Structured Utility Bonds (SUBs), whole-business securitisations (WBS), infrastructure acquisition finance and Project Bonds. Transactions include acting as the lead partner on the Glas (Welsh Water), Anglian Water, Southern Water, Thames Water and Yorkshire Water SUBs, as well as being the lead finance partner on the Electricity North West, Peel Ports and Manchester Airport Group’s WBSs. Has been the lead partner on numerous completed Project Bonds, specialising in multi-source bank/bond financing of projects, including the recent M8 deferred-settlement project bond. Specialises in the capital markets financing of renewable energy (solar and wind), having led the Breeze 2; Solaris; and Andromeda renewables project securitisations. Acted on the successful acquisition financings of Gassled, TIGF and Phoenix Natural Gas. Extensive experience of monoline-wrapped transactions. Prior to 1997, was a specialist in international finance and capital markets work with 11 years’ experience, of which almost five years were spent in Hong Kong. Considerable experience in all types of securities issues, swaps and banking transactions.


Assistant solicitor Linklaters 1987-94; partner 1994; head of SFG (structured finance group) 1997-09; partner structured finance group 2009 to date.


Trinity Hall, Cambridge (BA Law).

London: Finance

Structured products and securitisation

Within: Leading individuals

Julian Davies - Linklaters LLP

Within: Structured products and securitisation

Linklaters LLP has 'quality right through the ranks, from the partners through their senior and junior associates, which arguably differentiates this practice from its peers', according to one client. The firm has one of the largest dedicated structured finance and securitisation practices globally, and it operates an integrated practice across the UK, continental Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. In 2018, it was involved in some of the largest securitisations in Europe, including some of the highest-profile RMBS transactions. It also acted in newly developing segments of the UK mortgage market, notably RMBS deals by non-bank UK mortgage originators, and is a prominent player in the non-performing loan (NPL) securitisationarea. Other key areas include auto-loans, led by up-and-coming partner Reza Taylor, and whole business securitisation. Andrew Vickery leads the structured finance practice, which includes leading lights such as Julian Davies, James Harbach and Adam Fogarty, as well as up-and-coming partner Alexander Shopov. The firm handles securitised derivatives, as well as SPV-based complex structured finance transactions, and among many partners specialising in derivatives and structured products are Matthew Monahan, Toby Gray, Michael Voisin, Paul Lewis and Simon Firth.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources


Within: Leading individuals

Julian Davies - Linklaters LLP

Within: Water

At Linklaters LLP, the dedicated water team covers all facets of the sector including M&A, financing, competition and regulations. Michael Cutting recently retired from the profession and was replaced as head of water regulation by Natura Gracia, who now jointly leads the practice with structured finance partner Julian Davies. Finance specialist Reza Taylor  is relationship partner for a number of major water companies.

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