Ms Sabah Nawaz > Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
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Ms Sabah Nawaz
Before joining Cadwalader, Sabah was with a “magic circle” firm for 10 years. She was also seconded to the transaction execution desk in the securitisation team of an investment bank, focusing on asset-backed securitisations and whole business financings.
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 Puddicombe, Daniel Tobias and special counsel Alex Collins are key advisers on CLOs.
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.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Finance > Securitisation
- Finance > Derivatives and structured products
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: white-collar crime (advice to individuals)
- Investment fund formation and management > Real estate funds
- Risk advisory > Regulatory investigations and corporate crime (advice to corporates)
- Corporate and commercial > Corporate tax
- Investment fund formation and management > Private funds
- Real estate > Property finance