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

Slaughter and May

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Work Department

Areas of expertise:
Capital Markets
Debt Capital Markets
Loan Finance and Private Placements


Oliver is a partner and 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.


Joined Slaughter and May in 2006. Partner since 2016.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Securitisation

Slaughter and May has ‘a highly cohesive team that delivers a seamless service regardless of transaction complexity‘. Oliver Wicker and Guy O’Keefe are the lead partners in a 17-partner finance practice, in which all lawyers handle a broad range of work from securitisation and structured finance to debt capital markets. This multi-specialist approach sees the firm involved in RMBS, CMBS, credit card, trade receivables, auto-loans and WBS deals, as well as CLOs and covered bonds. Known best as an issuer-side practice, it increasingly acts for banks and other financial institutions, as well as investment funds, insurers, pension funds and sovereign entities. Wicker acted for Arrow Global Group Plc in the establishment of a €104.7m amortising asset-backed securitisation facility. Richard Jones has almost 20 years’ experience in securitisations involving credit card, store card, point-of-sale, personal loan, auto loan and mortgage receivables.

London > Finance > Derivatives and structured products

Slaughter and May has a multi-specialist finance practice, in which several partners have expertise in both OTC and exchange-traded derivatives ranging from plain vanilla interest rate and currency derivatives, through commodity and energy derivatives, to equity and credit-linked products and derivatives linked to real estate, insurance and pensions. The firm also handles complex and innovative structured products and regulatory matters for banks and financial institutions, investment funds, insurers, pension funds, sovereign entities and corporates. Oliver Wicker, who recently advised financial institutions on several structured repo transactions, and Guy O’Keefe are the lead partners. Ed Fife frequently handles secured lending and derivatives transactions, including ISDA documentation and equity-related products. He recently advised Treasury Spring Management on a repo transaction and negotiated the terms of the TBMA/ISMA Global Master Repurchase Agreement. ‘The team is exceptionally clever and can be trusted 100% with the most complex issues‘, remarks one client.