Oliver Wicker > Slaughter and May > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Slaughter and May
ONE BUNHILL ROW
LONDON
EC1Y 8YY
England

Living Wage

Work Department

Capital Markets
Derivatives
Financing
Debt Capital Markets
Securitisation
Corporate and investment grade lending

Position

Partner; Oliver has developed a leading bank and borrower finance practice. He advises on a wide range of financing transactions, including structured finance, acquisition/leveraged finance, derivatives and debt capital markets matters. He also regularly acts for purchasers and sellers of loan portfolios and associated businesses.

Career

Joined firm 2006. Partner since 2016.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Securitisation

The finance practice at Slaughter and May is ‘extremely thorough and knowledgeable, and it almost anticipates the client’s needs, so the engagement process is seamless and efficient‘. Clients remark that ‘transactions are led by the partner, and the firm has a very good understanding of our risk threshold and objectives‘. Richard Jones now leads the practice, bringing to bear his experience in credit card, store card, point-of-sale, personal loan, auto loan and mortgage receivables transactions. He worked with associate Xian Wei Yeo to assist NewDay Cards on the issuance of €285m in notes under its master issuer asset-backed notes programme. Versatile finance partners Oliver Wicker, who acted for Lendco Limited as originator of a £384m RMBS, and Guy O’Keefe are central to the practice. Caroline Phillips  has a strong track record in trade receivable securitisations.

London > Finance > Derivatives and structured products

Slaughter and May has ‘very broad experience of transactions in the market giving the ability to advise on latest developments‘. Oliver Wicker and Guy O’Keefe are the key partners in the derivatives and structured products work, and client praise their ‘commercial and pragmatic approach with the ability to focus on and resolve key issues quickly‘. The firm is a key adviser to high-profile corporate treasury clients on regulatory activities and derivatives matters. Ed Fife advises corporates, governmental entities and financial institutions, among them the Central Bank of Egypt and TreasurySpring Management, on secured lending and derivatives transactions, while Richard Jones (who has ‘a good business understanding and is good at driving processes forward‘) handles derivative and servicing arrangements relating to securitisations.

Comparative Guides

United Kingdom: Securitisation March 2023 This country-specific Q&A provides an overview of Securitisation laws and regulations applicable in United Kingdom.