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Carey Olsen

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Simon Marks

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Carey Olsen

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Banking and Finance, Corporate, Structured Finance and Securitisation


Simon specialises in debt capital markets, high yield, securitisation and structured finance transactions for clients which include global investment banks, private equity groups and issuers. Simon has worked on numerous high yield bond issuances with the leading law firms in London and New York and has been involved in the Jersey elements of several credit card securitisation structures. Simon has also advised on the Jersey elements of a significant number of credit linked notes which are issued as part of synthetic securitisation structures. Simon advised the States of Jersey with its debut bond issuance in 2014 and also assisted with the subsequent listing of the securities on The International Stock Exchange.

He has acted in relation to a number of cashbox transactions relating to equity placings and the issue of convertible bonds by UK plcs and Jersey incorporated issuers. Simon has experience of restructuring securitisation and structured finance structures. Simon has extensive experience with listing specialist debt securities on The International Stock Exchange including the listing of high yield bonds, credit-linked notes and variable funding notes on the exchange.

 In 2017 Simon's team at Carey Olsen listed more securities than any other sponsor. Simon has also been involved with a number of legislative proposals in Jersey.


Trained Linklaters; qualified as Solicitor 2001, the Supreme Court of England and Wales; Milbank Tweed; Advocate, the Royal Court of Jersey 2009; Carey Olsen 2006; partner 2010.


Jersey Law Society Financial and Commercial Law Sub-Committee


Victoria College, Jersey; Clare College, Cambridge (MA (Hons) Law).


Structured finance and securitisation

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Simon Marks - Carey Olsen

Within: Structured finance and securitisation

The ‘stand-out’ team at Carey Olsen handles the full gamut of transactions, including commercial mortgage-backed securities, master trusts, sovereign bonds, and synthetic and whole-business securitisations. Known to clients as ‘professional, knowledgeable, helpful, commercially sensible and user-friendly’, the group was recently instructed by a financial services provider to oversee an issuance out of a credit card master trust programme involving a receivables trust for which a Jersey company acts as trustee. Practice head Simon Marks ‘is a market leader in Jersey’ and led the advice to two major international banks with regard to separate synthetic securitisation transactions where a Jersey SPV acted as issuer of credit-linked notes pertaining to an underlying portfolio of bank assets. The ‘very responsiveKate Andrews and her ‘outstanding team’ acted for a financial services company in an equity issuance using a cashbox structure. Also notable are senior associates Ashley Morrison and Matthew Ecobichon.

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