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Slaughter and May

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Partner with 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.


Joined Slaughter and May 2006. Partner since 2016.

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London > Finance > Structured products and securitisation

The firm has great depth of expertise from partner down to junior associates‘, says a client of Slaughter and May. The firm climbs the ranking due to the breadth of its work and its stellar client base. The securitisation and structured finance practice advises on every major asset class including RMBS, CMBS, credit cards, trade receivables, auto-loans, whole-business securitisation and CLOs. It handles both cash and synthetic securitisations for a range of market participants, among which are originators, arrangers and investors. It is active both in new issuance and the restructuring of existing transactions. Leading partner Guy O’Keefe acts for borrowers, lenders and issuers in complex securitisations. Oliver Wicker leads on structured products for financial services providers, investment funds and corporates. The firm is known for finding innovative solutions to complex financing problems and helps clients deal with regulatory change and in particular the impact of the new EU Securitisation Regulation on existing and new transactions. It is particularly active in the RMBS sector for clients including Santander UK, and has a significant presence in the covered bond market.

London > Finance > Derivatives (including commodities)

Slaughter and May has a multi-specialist finance practice in which lawyers handle more than one type of work, though derivatives and structured finance are key pillars of the practice. The firm is well known for advising the treasury departments of corporate clients, notably on equity derivatives and structured finance transactions involving derivatives, as well as having significant experience in relation to dispute resolution and regulatory investigations. Its work for corporate clients encompasses all aspects of hedging and regulatory advice. Its extensive M&A work frequently involves equity derivatives such as portfolio total return swaps to transfer benefit and risk, or equity-backed collar financings, on which it increasingly advises banks. Lead partners Oliver Wicker and Ed Fife act for financial services providers, investment funds and corporates.