Mark Santangeli > Ogier > Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands > Lawyer Profile

Ogier
89 NEXUS WAY
CAMANA BAY
GRAND CAYMAN KY1-9007
Cayman Islands

Work Department

Partner Banking and Finance

Position

Mark specialises in all types of finance and has particular expertise in fund financing. He has significant experience in representing both borrowers and lenders in all types of lending products to include subscription line facilities, margin lending, derivative based structures, bond issues and limited recourse financings. 

Mark has been named as a leading lawyer by IFLR for successive years running. He specialises in all types of finance and has particular expertise in fund financing. He has significant experience in representing both borrowers and lenders (including major financial institutions, multilateral international financial institutions, private equity funds and hedge funds) in all types of lending products to include subscription line facilities, margin lending, derivative based structures, bond issues and limited recourse financings. In the context of corporate financings, he regularly acts for large bank syndicates and large corporate multinationals.

He has experience in the field of structured finance having advised extensively in his previous role at Bank of Scotland Corporate on CMBS and conduit based securitisation. He continues to advise on a variety on structured finance transactions including Islamic finance, asset finance, securitisation and resecuritisation.

He also has a wide range of experience in asset finance and regularly advises on aviation and shipping finance matters. Expertise includes secured lendings over Cayman registered corporate jets and private yachts and the use of Cayman SPVs.

In addition to the above, Mark has extensive expertise in advising on debt listings on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange both on “Eurobond” listings and specialist debt listings.

Career

Before joining Ogier in 2008, he worked as an in-house lawyer at Bank of Scotland Corporate in London.

Memberships

Mark is a member of the Cayman Islands Law Society and the Law Society of Scotland.

Education

He received his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, in 2000 and his Diploma in Legal Practice from Glasgow Graduate School of Law in 2001.

Mark was admitted in Cayman Islands in 2008 and also in Scotland in 2013.

Lawyer Rankings

Cayman Islands > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Next Generation Partners)

Mark SantangeliOgier

At Ogier, the group is particularly strong on fund finance matters, evidenced by its CAYLUX offering, a cross-jurisdictional fund finance collaboration between the firm’s Cayman and Luxembourg fund finance teams. The practice continues to attract new clients, which include major lenders in the fund finance market and US law firms with a lender-side practice. The department also has a strong debt capital markets practice and frequently assists with debt listings on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange. A key area of focus for global practice head Angus Davison and Mark Santangeli is structured finance work, which includes advising on CLOs, securitisations, warehouse lending structures, risk retention structures, structured products, derivative arrangements and a variety of other bespoke structures.

Cayman Islands > Corporate and commercial

Notably strong in the digital, blockchain and fintech industries, the multi-disciplinary corporate team at Ogier also acts for clients in the financial services, natural resources, energy, infrastructure, pharmaceuticals and manufacturing sectors. Handling an array of transactional and regulatory matters, the department is led by Bradley Kruger, who has a significant downstream M&A practice, handling private equity and cross-border public company transactions. Previously the firm’s global corporate and commercial head, Angus Davison is active in restructurings, mergers and reverse takeovers, while global funds finance practice head James Heinicke specialises in corporate reorganisations. Also active are Mark Santangeli and managing associate James Lydeard.