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Norton Rose Fulbright

Work Department

Banking and Finance


Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Derivatives and structured products

The firm is very pragmatic and technically capable with a high degree of commerciality and common sense‘, say clients of Norton Rose Fulbright. Heavily focused on transactional derivatives work, though also adept in the structured products space, the firm frequently handles new products and new markets, with work on new securities lending pledge documents just one example. It is also involved in highly innovative areas such as fintech, having advised banks on a new securities lending platform based on distributed lending technology (DLT). Peter Young leads the banking and capital markets group though the lead structured finance partners are Daniel Franks and Nigel Dickinson. Franks advises investment banks on derivatives, repos, stocklending, collateral, set-off, netting, structured products and regulatory capital and funding transactions. Dickinson is an OTC derivatives and structured products specialist known for swap bifurcations, TRS and repo financings, and repackaging transactions. Also recommended are Jonathan Herbst and Hannah Meakin for derivatives, as well as Sandrine Sauvel, David Shearer, Farmida Bi, Nicholas (Nick) Grandage and Peter Noble for structured finance.

London > Finance > Trade finance

(Leading individuals)

Nicholas (Nick) GrandageNorton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright is praised for its ‘deep and broad market knowledge‘.  The firm is a recognised leader in trade and commodity finance, bringing together extensive expertise in international trade, trade finance, commodity physical supply contracts, shipping, commodity futures, regulation, fintech and dispute resolution. Its work covers pre-export and pre-payment financings, committed and uncommitted transactional trade finance facilities, borrowing base facilities, warehouse, stock and consignment financing, commodity repos and a host of other structures. Global head of trade finance Nicholas (Nick) Grandage is one of the market’s grandees and, along with key partner Andrew Wood, is part of one of the market’s most experienced senior teams in London. They are backed up by a strong team of senior associates, among them Tudor Plapcianu (who is ‘very thorough with strong commercial sense‘) and Richard Wilkes who advises banks, DFIs, traders, producers, exporters and alternative financiers on complex and innovative cross-border structured financings.