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Dominic Griffiths

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Dominic Griffiths heads Mayer Brown’s banking and finance group in London, representing financial institutions and companies across a broad spectrum of domestic and international financing transactions. His practice is particularly focused on commercial and investment bank asset-based lending and structured finance. Dominic has in-depth experience with regard to European and Trans-Atlantic cross-border secured loans and trade receivables financings. He also represents clients engaged in the structuring and execution of finance transactions in Italy. The group Dominic leads in London includes lawyers focussing on debt capital markets, derivatives, structured finance, asset based lending, asset finance, project and commodities finance, acquisition finance, restructuring, corporate and real estate finance. The team frequently works with the London office’s substantial corporate, real estate, insurance and litigation groups as well as with lawyers in the firm’s extensive network of offices across the Americas, Europe and Asia.


The College of Law, London 1995; Dip Law; Legal Practice, 1996 Bristol University, BA 1994

Germany: Banking and finance

Financial services: regulatory

Within: Financial services: regulatory

The ‘very good’ team at Mayer Brown LLP forms part of the firm’s finance practice and frequently acts at the interface with capital markets law. Following Jochen Seitz’s move to Hogan Lovells International LLP in October 2017, which followed Alexander Behrens’ departure to Allen & Overy LLP in spring 2017, London-based Dominic Griffiths is now leading the practice. In Germany, Patrick Scholl and counsel Holger Schelling are the key contacts; they routinely advice clients in the financial services sector on MiFID II and MiFIR, the global derivatives regulation, benchmarks, the European Banking Union, bank restructuring issues and the Payment Services Supervision Act (ZAG). Schelling advised DZ Bank on the implementation of MiFID II and MiFIR, and assisted a large German bank with regulatory matters pertaining to the creation of a multilateral digital wealth management platform. The Association of German Banks (Bundesverband deutscher Banken) is another client.

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London: Finance

Asset based lending

Within: Leading individuals

Dominic Griffiths - Mayer Brown International LLP

Within: Asset based lending

Leveraging a strong international brand, the 'very technical and knowledgeable' team at Mayer Brown International LLP excels in handling highly structured big-ticket multi-jurisdictional asset based lending (ABL) mandates for funds, banks, sponsors and corporates. Its expertise on complex deals mirrors the growing sophistication of the ABL product in the European market, which is increasingly being used in the context of large syndicated facilities, as well as forming a part of the debt package to fund M&A transactions. The ‘excellent’ Dominic Griffiths excels at handling commercial and investment bank ABL and structured finance, and is a key part of the team, which also includes the ‘fantastic’ Alex Dell. Dell has generated strong relationships with European banks and alternative credit providers and frequently leads on the most significant domestic and international ABL deals handled by the firm. Senior associate Ravi Amin is noted for his ‘very nifty and effective advice’ for banks, sponsors and corporates.

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Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Within: Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

Co-headed by the 'very experienced' Alex Dell and Dominic Griffiths, who both have an excellent pedigree for asset-based lending, Mayer Brown International LLP's banking and finance team excels at handling partner-led, bespoke mandates. Aided by a comprehensive international network which includes practitioners based in other key global financial centres including Hong Kong and New York, much of the team's work is of a multi-jurisdictional nature and often includes UK and US-governed debt products. UK, US and German-qualified partner, Bernd Bohr, impresses clients with his 'ability to personally cover the full spectrum of lending products in Europe', including as it relates to bond and loan transactions. Other niche areas of expertise include real estate finance and funds finance.

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Structured products and securitisation

Within: Leading individuals

Dominic Griffiths - Mayer Brown International LLP

Within: Structured products and securitisation

Mayer Brown International LLP's London structured finance group plays a central role in the firm's global offering and has a key role in novel and complex transactions for leading investment banks and buy-side clients, including alternative credit providers, private equity houses and hedge funds. The firm is now on the panels of both SociĂ©tĂ© GĂ©nĂ©rale and BNP Paribas. Its track record of market firsts, notably in Scandinavian markets, and in novel asset classes such as dealer floorplan securitisations, continues to grow. Global practice co-heads David O’Connor, who handles CMBS and RMBS, and Dominic Griffiths, who frequently acts for leading global banks, are standout partners. Kevin Hawken is a US- and UK-qualified partner with extensive experience representing financial institutions and other participants in cross-border securitisation transactions. He also and has a keen focus on regulatory developments in the structured finance market. Newly promoted partner Merryn Craske works on trade receivables, auto loan and lease, consumer loan and insurance premium loan transactions, as well as CMBS and RMBS. Partner Dasha Sobornova, who acts for arrangers, investment managers, issuers and corporate service providers on a range of structured finance work, but has a particular focus on CLOs, joined from Paul Hastings LLP.

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