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Slaughter and May

Living Wage
Work 020 7600 1200
Fax 020 7090 5000
Beijing, Brussels, Hong Kong, London

Azadeh Nassiri

Work 020 7600 1200
Slaughter and May

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Partner with a broad financing practice covering acquisition and general bank financings, structured finance, debt capital market transactions and derivatives as well as corporate recovery and restructuring matters.


Trained Slaughter and May; qualified 2007; partner 2014.

Editor of, and co-author of the UK chapter in, the Law Reviews' The Lending and Secured Finance Review and is also the co-author of the UK chapter of Getting the Deal Through's Loans and Secured Finance.


St Peter’s College, Oxford (2004 BA Law, 1st Class); University College London (2010-12 LLM, Distinction).

London: Finance

Derivatives and structured products

Within: Derivatives and structured products

Slaughter and May is 'always quick to respond and turnaround times are always achieved', says one client, while another remarks that 'the firm is a preferred adviser for challenging first-principles deals'. The firm's derivatives practice is  best-known for advising corporate treasury departments on a broad range of matters including the negotiation of documentation for general treasury hedging to  complex derivatives transactions and regulatory compliance issues. In support of its M&A practice, it frequently handles equity derivatives, including portfolio total return swaps. The practice also handles equity-backed collar financings, put option financings, stock borrowing arrangements and collateralised repurchase arrangements. A significant part of its practice, however, is focused on the role of derivatives in securitisations and covered bond transactions. Oliver Wicker leads the practice and much of his work has been driven by bank deleveraging in Europe. Ed Fife is 'able to provide succinct advice on all derivative products, including  complex swap repacks, no matter how they has been packaged by the arranger'. Also recommended are Guy O’Keefe; structured finance specialist Richard Jones; and Azadeh Nassiri , who acts for investment banks, investment funds and corporates.

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Within: Securitisation

Slaughter and May's finance team is made up of partners with a broad range of skills, including structured finance, securitisation, derivatives, banking and capital markets.The firm handles a wide range of asset classes including CMBS, RMBS, CMBS, credit cards, auto loans, trade receivables, whole-business deals, covered bonds and CLOs, advising hedge funds, originators, arrangers and investors. Guy O’Keefe acted along with Richard Jones and associate Adam Burk for Santander Consumer (UK) plc as originator, seller and servicer, and account bank Santander UK plc on a the £600m Motor 2017-1 UK public auto loan transaction. Jones and Burk are 'always on hand to provide not only sound legal advice, but also commercial context, which is invaluable when discussing complex documentation'. Also recommended are partners Ed Fife, Azadeh Nassiri , Oliver Wicker and Oliver Storey, all of whom have broad structured finance and securitisation practices.

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