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Norton Rose Fulbright

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London > Finance > Debt capital markets

(Leading individuals)

Peter NobleNorton Rose Fulbright

At Norton Rose Fulbright, ‘the team has excellent knowhow, is quick to respond and has proven able to adapt to local requirements‘, according to one client, while another remarks that ‘the team is responsive, independent and offers first-class legal advice‘. The London capital markets practice is highly regarded for its work in emerging markets debt, sovereign and supranational issuance, debt restructuring, corporate trust and Islamic finance, as well as having the leading Canadian debt practice in London. It is also expanding its portfolio of work into new areas and, in 2018, it handled a project bond to fund hospital construction in Brescia, Italy, and also took the lead role in the world’s first Humanitarian Impact Bond. Farmida Bi is a leading light for corporate trustee advice, sovereign debt, project bonds and restructurings; Peter Young handles cross-border transactions under English and New York law; and Peter Noble leads on Canadian debt capital markets work.

London > Finance > Structured products and securitisation

Norton Rose Fulbright has a deep bench of talent handling a range of cash and synthetic securitisations. As well as a strong position in the trade receivables market, the firm also has a prominent role in the RMBS and mortgage covered bonds market, in which it advises issuers, cash managers and trustees on a range of post-issue restructurings, defaults and litigation. The firm is also expanding its reach into the rapidly developing areas of fintech and SME financing. It has handled innovative RMBS deals including a groundbreaking shari’ah-compliant transaction, and a first-of-kind securitisation of shipping loans. The firm’s Canadian structured bond and covered bond practice led by Peter Noble is unique in the market. David Shearer co-leads the securitisation practice alongside structured bonds, securitisation and regulatory capital specialist Sandrine Sauvel. Farmida Bi has a particular focus on corporate trustee advice. Associate Merel van der Mersch-Klinkers is a rising star.