Mr Nick Shiren > Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Work Department

Captial Markets, Derivatives and Structured Products


Nick Shiren is a partner in the Capital Markets Group, resident in the London office. His practice focuses on complex financing transactions involving a wide variety of asset classes. In particular, Nick has extensive experience in derivative products (including credit default swaps, credit-linked notes, total return swaps, currency and interest rate swaps, repos and other derivative instruments), structured credit transactions (including collateralised loan obligations) and securitisation transactions (including securitisations of residential and commercial mortgages, auto loans, credit cards, aircraft leases and trade receivables). He represents leading investment banks, arrangers, issuers and collateral managers in transactions throughout Europe and the United States. Nick is admitted to practice in England and Wales and the State of New York.


University of New South Wales LL.M.
University of Queensland LL.B. (Hons)
Univeristy of Queensland B. Comm.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Securitisation

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP has a large securitisation practice with seven partners and two special counsel handling a range of work as broad as any firm in the City. From securitising traditional, niche or cutting-edge new asset classes to developing suitable structures to match the specific needs of clients as part of re-emergence of synthetic securitisation transactions, the firm is ‘extremely knowledgeable, very commercial, responsive and cost-efficient and it has great depth‘. The firm has a long track record of market-first transactions, either in terms of jurisdiction or underlying asset, and it continues to be involved in cutting-edge deals. It has one of the busiest CLO practices in the City and continues to be active in key asset classes such as CMBS, consumer loans and credit card receivables. The senior team comprises partner Suzanne Bell (who is ‘a plain speaker who doesn’t get caught up in jargon‘), Robert Cannon (who is ‘very technical and a great source of knowledge‘), Stephen Day (who is ‘a calming influence in complex negotiations‘), the versatile Nick Shiren, and CLO specialists Claire PuddicombeDavid Quirolo and Daniel Tobias. The team was boosted by the arrival of Matthew Duncan from Morgan, Lewis & Bockius UK LLP in mid-2020.

London > Finance > Derivatives and structured products

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP is best known for its securitisation and CLO practices, with work for issuers, underwriters, and collateral managers in European CLOs putting it among the leaders in that portion of the structured finance market. It is also a key player in the insurance-linked securities market. David Quirolo (who is ‘one of the top lawyers in the CLO space‘) represents banks, arrangers and asset managers in a variety of structured finance transactions including repackagings. He works closely with Daniel Tobias (who is ‘very thoughtful and thinks through issues deeply‘) and Claire Puddicombe (who is ‘ very responsive, easy to reach and provides top-quality work‘). Nick Shiren is a derivatives and structured credit specialist whose work includes CDS, credit-linked notes, TRS, currency and interest rate swaps. Robert Cannon‘s work includes CLOs and CDOs. Associate Alex Collins ‘understands the commercial aspects of the transaction and can explain them succinctly‘.