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Linklaters Business Services

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ONE SILK STREET, LONDON, EC2Y 8HQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7456 2000
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Fax 020 7456 2222
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10 LONDON CITY EC3
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https://www.linklaters.com
Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin and 25 more

Matthew Monahan

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Work +44207 456 4629
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Linklaters Business Services

Work Department

Capital Markets, DSP

Position

Matthew is a specialist in structured capital markets securities and derivatives transactions. He has recently advised on loan repackagings, structured notes programmes, OTC derivatives and proprietary indices. He also advised the administrators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe) in relation to the unwind of derivatives, repos and stock loans.

Career

2014 to date Partner, Derivatives and Structured Products, Linklaters
2008 - 2014 Managing Associate, Capital Markets, Linklaters
2003 - 2008 Associate, Capital Markets, Linklaters
2006 Secondment to Merrill Lynch International
2004 Secondment to Lehman Brothers International (Europe)
2001 - 2003 Trainee Solicitor, Linklaters, London and Paris

Education

1996 - 2000  BA Law with French, University of Nottingham (and Université Bordeaux IV)


London: Finance

Derivatives and structured products

Within: Derivatives and structured products

Linklaters LLP is 'the very best in the market', according to one client who remarks that 'for complex, innovative, cross-border work it would be our first port of call'. The firm is 'very good at keeping on top on new regulations its business acumen and industry knowledge are second-to-none'. The firm's prominent position in market-defining issues is evidenced by its work for ISDA on the impact of Brexit on the derivatives market and documentation. Deepak Sitlani and Mark Brown, who is 'hugely experienced and hardworking, and shows very impressive attention to detail', were the main partners involved. Key partner Vinay Samani has more than 20 years’ experience in debt, equity and structured finance transactions, and frequently acts for both financial institutions and corporates. One client describes him as '100% reliable; he understands how the market works and what his clients need, and he marries a relaxed, common-sense approach with in-depth technical knowledge'. Paul Lewis, who is now head of UK derivatives and structured products, focuses mainly on margin implementation for non-cleared derivatives, but also handles matters relating to the application of blockchain and smart contract technology. One client remarks that he is 'definitely the right person to lead the firm towards innovative technology solutions, as he has always been forward-looking'. Lewis and David Phillips advised BNP Paribas, Citigroup, Credit Suisse and JPMorgan on new issuance under the markets first single-issuer, multi-dealer repackaging programme. The firm's deep bench of talent includes global head of capital markets Michael Voisin; Simon Firth, who acted for British Business Bank in the provision of guarantees to United Trust Bank; Toby Gray and Matthew Monahan for repackagings and credit-linked notes, who exhibit 'good response times, good knowledge and are willing to co-operate under tight deadlines'; 'very strong partner' and rising star Mark Drury, who is 'solution-oriented and not afraid to tell it like it is'; and counsel Doug Shaw.

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