Ms Claire Puddicombe > Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
100 Bishopsgate
LONDON
EC2N 4AG
England

Work Department

Capital Markets

Position

Claire Puddicombe is a partner in Cadwalader’s Capital Markets Group, resident in the firm’s London office. Her practice is concentrated on securitisation, with particular focus on CLOs. Claire represents banks, arrangers, collateral managers and warehouse finance providers in connection with a variety of European CLO 2.0 transactions and loan warehouse facilities, including advising MUFG Securities (as placement agent) in respect of the NIBC-managed €400 million North Westerly VI European cash flow CLO transaction, the first CLO to consider ESG (environmental, social and governance) factors across all its investments. She is admitted to practice in England and Wales.

Education

Exeter University LL.B. (Hons)

Maîtrise en Droit (Droit Communautaire) from the Université de Rennes I

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Derivatives and structured products

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP is ‘a top player in the structured credit space‘, and clients remark that the practice provides ‘a seamless service in the high-octane and time-sensitive structured market‘. ‘The team is knowledgeable, motivated and a pleasure to deal with‘, notes one source. The firm is particularly well known for its work on CLOs, insurance-linked securities, securitisation and ABS, and is a key adviser to issuers, underwriters, investors, loan sellers, servicers, trustees and credit support providers. Robert Cannon handles CDOs, CLOs, mortgage securitisations and commercial paper conduits. David Quirolo focuses primarily on CLOs, CFOs, securitisation, asset finance and repackaging transactions. Sabah Nawaz advises banks, private equity funds, pension funds and corporate borrowers on a wide range of cross-border structured finance transactions. Nick Shiren, who is a recognised expert in credit default swaps, credit-linked notes, total return swaps, and a host of other derivatives transactions, Claire PuddicombeDaniel Tobias and special counsel Alex Collins are key advisers on CLOs.

London > Finance > Securitisation

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP has ‘an outstanding combination of technical lawyers, market thought-leaders and grafters, and the firm is back to its former stellar position‘. The firm handles the full spectrum of work from traditional CLO and ABS transactions to securitising niche or cutting-edge asset classes across established and new jurisdictions. The firm has a deep bench of partners focused on structured finance, among them Stephen Day and Suzanne Bell, who frequently advise financial institutions and corporations in Europe and the US on complex cross-border deals. Matthew Duncan is known for innovative first-of-kind transactions, and he assisted RGA Americas Reinsurance Company, Ltd and RGA UK Services Limited with the establishment of a £356m UK equity release mortgage-backed securities programme. CLO expert David Quirolo is ‘unsurpassed in terms of technical ability‘. CLO specialists Daniel Tobias and Claire Puddicombe are ‘excellent technical and practical lawyers‘. Robert Cannon, who handles CDOs, CLOs, mortgage securitisations and commercial paper conduits, is among the firm’s up-and-coming partners, as is Sabah Nawaz, who acts for funds and corporate borrowers. Nick Shiren is a key adviser on derivatives and structured credit.