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

Fielding a sizeable, cross-disciplinary team, the ‘incredibly astute and detail-orientedOgier is well-positioned to advise on the full scope of banking, finance, and capital markets work, ranging from loan facilities and note issuances to SPAC IPOs, where practice chair Angus Davison is a key contact. Global fund finance head James Heinicke works on a litany of matters for both lenders and borrowers, particularly those hailing from Latin American jurisdictions. Mark Santangeli‘s considerable focus encompasses fund finance, structured finance, and asset finance work, especially in the yacht and superyacht spaces. Bradley Kruger concentrates on capital markets matters, with recent highlights including private placements and debut NASDAQ listings for various SPACs. Dual-qualified (Cayman and Luxembourg) managing associate Catharina von Finckenhagen and counsel Chris Wall (a specialist in blockchain and fintech issues) are also recommended.