Mr Mark Nuttall > Linklaters LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Linklaters LLP
ONE SILK STREET
LONDON
EC2Y 8HQ
England

Work Department

Capital markets and structured finance.

Position

Mark is a finance partner with a focus on infrastructure and utilities who also leads the firm’s social finance practice and is developing the firm’s blockchain expertise, with an emphasis on smart bonds.

His finance expertise covers public capital markets, including whole-business securitisations, as well as banking and private finance, derivatives and direct financing. Mark has a specific water, energy and regulatory finance practice, and advises many of the largest water and energy companies in the UK, as well as regulated companies across Europe. This included advising National Grid in respect of their £12bn disposal of Cadent, and Thames Water in respect the structuring and implementation of the £4.7bn Thames Tideway Tunnel project. As part of this practice Mark has advised on the majority of headline infrastructure and utilities disposals, acquisitions, financings and re-financings in both the UK and Europe in recent years.

Career

Linklaters trainee solicitor 2001-03, associate 2003-08, managing associate 2008-12, partner 2012 to date.

Languages

English.

Memberships

Law Society.

Mark is a member of xDTM Standard Association, a non-profit consortium of more than 300 companies and government entities formed to generate and manage standards related to Digital transaction management.

Education

Queens’ College, Cambridge.

Leisure

Mark leads Linklaters’ award-winning social finance and pro bono practice, which specialises in social impact bonds, supra-national social financings and innovative ways of raising funds for charities. Mark has led on a number of charity bond programmes, including the Retail Charity Bond which was on the first LSE-listed retail charity bond platform, and also won the American Lawyer award of Global Pro Bono Deal of the Year, 2015.

He has also led on a £20m charity bond for Scope, and advised the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council on the establishment of a Commonwealth-wide environmental projects funding scheme.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Securitisation

Linklaters LLP has ‘high-quality, accessible, partners with broad asset experience, and a deep bench of high-quality associates enabling them to take on deals of all sizes‘. Widely acknowledged as one of the leading securitisation firms in London, it has an eight-partner team working as part of an integrated securitisation and structured finance practice that covers the full range of asset classes, including both “true-sale” asset securitisations involving mortgage-backed securities, trade receivables and non-performing loans, as well as whole-business deals. In 2019, the firm advised lead managers on the first UK master trust issuance to qualify as STS under the new securitisation regulations. Its work also included the largest UK RMBS in 2019 and the year’s largest UK portfolio sale. Practice head Andrew Vickery is ‘probably the number one structured finance partner in London with the best combination of outright legal ability and commercialism‘. Also recommended are James Harbach for RMBS, CMBS and real estate deals; founder of the structured finance and global securitisation practice Julian Davies; Adam Fogarty for RMBS, CMBS and ABS; Alexander Shopov, who also handles ABCP, covered bonds and challenging new asset classes; and junior partners Mark Nuttall and Reza Taylor. Newly promoted partner Thomas Quoroll handles loan portfolio sales and advises sponsors and arrangers on asset-backed financing.