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London: Finance

Debt capital markets

Within: Debt capital markets

Baker McKenzie has an extensive global network and its presence in many of the world's emerging markets draws complex cross-border debt transactions to the practice in London. US securities specialist Adam Farlow leads a practice that not only continues to handle groundbreaking emerging markets deals for issuers, but also acts for a growing roster of underwriters in challenging deals. The firm's deep bench of talent includes Roy Pearce, who represents issuers and investment banks in capital markets transactions, primarily Eurobonds and debt restructurings; corporate trustee expert Simon Porter; New York-qualified partner Megan Schellinger, who advises corporate and investment banking clients on Rule 144A and SEC-registered offerings and private placements of international debt; and Michael Doran, formerly of White & Case LLP, who handles both investment grade deals and more complex, disclosure-heavy emerging markets transactions.

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Derivatives (including commodities)

Within: Derivatives (including commodities)

Baker McKenzie's structured capital markets group has a strong reputation in complex cross-border transactions in the areas of securitisation, structured finance and derivatives. It is also a leading adviser on corporate trust matters in securitisation and other structured transactions. Its diverse client base includes international financial institutions and multinational corporates seeking to fund assets originated in multiple jurisdictions, as well as individual counterparties, among which are leading buy-side market participants. Its derivatives work includes highly complex transactions and esoteric and bespoke structured deals. Corporate trust partner Simon Porter leads the group but leading light Matthew Dening, who joined in 2018 from Sidley Austin LLP, is global chair of the firm's derivatives practice. Dening focuses his practice primarily on the structuring and regulation of cross-border structured finance transactions involving derivatives, repos and securities lending. Phung Pham , who sits on the firm's global derivatives steering committee, handles a broad range of transactional and regulatory matters.

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Structured products and securitisation

Within: Structured products and securitisation

At Baker McKenzie, 'the team is excellent - its advice is practical and its level of service is superb'. The firm climbs the ranking having built up its capability with senior hires in 2018. Simon Porter leads the structured capital markets practice and the firm's market-leading corporate trust group. Matthew Dening joined from Sidley Austin LLP to chair the firm's derivatives group, which handles a significant flow of structured products work. Michael Doran, who acts for private equity and credit funds, sovereign governments, investment banks, state-owned entities, supranational banks and multinational corporations, joined from White & Case LLP. Newly promoted partner Jeremy Levy and associate Sarah Porter are ones to watch. The firm regularly handles complex cross-border transactions and bespoke structured deals for corporates, financial institutions, funds, trustees, corporate service providers, rating agencies and platform providers involving auto loans, residential mortgages, real estate, SME loans, consumer loans, trade receivables and payment obligations.

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Baker McKenzie

  • The New Turkish Code of Obligations: Important Changes for Leases of Residential & Business Premises

    For decades, the primary Turkish laws governing leases of residential and business premises have been the Law on Leasing Real Property dated May 27, 1955 (the “Lease Law”) and the Turkish Code of Obligations No. 818 dated April 22, 1926 (the “Obligations Code”). Both of these laws, however, will be repealed and replaced with the new Turkish Code of Obligations No. 6098 dated January 11, 2011 (the “New Obligations Code”), which will enter into force on July 7, 2012.
    - Esin Attorney Partnership

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