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Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP

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Jonathan Master

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Eversheds Sutherland

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Jonathan's experience covers a broad range of corporate and financial services transactions and structures, most recently:

  • advising clients on fund launches and related issues, including the launch of the Schroder Oriental Income Fund, a closed ended Guernsey investment company, which raised £150m on its launch in July 2005
  • advising on the flotation of the Local Shopping REIT PLC on the London Stock Exchange (the first company to list in order to convert to REIT status);
  • the launch of Jersey funds listed on the Channel Islands Stock Exchange investing in private equity investments and foreign real estate.

Jonathan also advises a number of hedge funds and has advised clients on ISDA agreements and other related derivatives documentation. He has acted on a number of matters for an Icelandic client involving various equity derivative structures. As well as advising on financial services regulatory issues, Jonathan has broad experience of general corporate transactional work, particularly in the financial services sector, and he recently completed the sale of a hedge fund management group for a client. Jonathan also advises on the terms of investment management agreements and recently worked for a major fund management house, drafting documentation to be used for a new liability driven investment product.

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Derivatives and structured products

Within: Derivatives and structured products

Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP focuses predominantly on the representation of buy-side clients and it is a leading adviser to authorised funds on their ability to enter into transactions which are compliant with new regulations affecting the derivatives market. Its client base is made up largely of investment funds and pension schemes, which it assists with trading and hedging matters. The practice acts for numerous banks and building societies in balance sheet management and in relation to the treasury products offered to their customers. A key matter from 2017 was the firm's work for Sainsbury’s Pension Scheme, Liverpool Victoria, Nomura and others on updates to collateral documentation in order to be compliant with the new rules for the mandatory exchange of margin. Key partner Richard Batchelor led that work. With senior associate Paul Denham, he also advised banks, building societies, pension schemes and asset managers on the clearing of OTC derivatives. Jonathan Master leads the UK derivatives practice and he assisted American Express Services Europe and other payment services firms with the application of EU regulations to their trading activities. With principal associate Jamie Dunlop, he advised Deutsche Bank on ISDA master agreements with a range of different counterparties.

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