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Graeme Smyth

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Graeme Smyth is a partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins. Mr. Smyth is a member of the firm's Finance Department and of the Structured Finance & Securitization and Aircraft Finance Practices.

United States: Finance

Structured finance: securitization

Within: Structured finance: securitization

Latham & Watkins LLP fields a ‘hardworking and responsive’ ABS team that is experienced in traditional ABS structures as well as pioneering transactions; it also has an active CLO group in Los Angeles. On the ABS front, Kevin Fingeret and Loren Finegold advised Barclays and Guggenheim Securities as initial purchasers of a note issuance backed by a mix of cell towers, wireless sites and distributed antenna systems. The group has also acted for issuers such as American Airlines. Graeme Smyth is another key figure in the ABS team. The CLO team is headed by Vicki Marmorstein and acts primarily for collateral managers. Marmonstein and Dominic Yoong acted as deal counsel in a CLO transaction for TCI Capital Management, which included the creation of a first-of-its-kind fund to support risk retention requirements. Doug Burnaford and counsel Kenneth Askin are additional contacts in the CLO team. Securities regulatory expert Ellen Marks is based in Chicago and is also recommended.

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United States: M&A/corporate and commercial

Commercial deals and contracts

Within: Commercial deals and contracts

Latham & Watkins LLP’s ‘consistently excellent’ and ‘valuable’ group specializes in technology transactions. Judith Hasko, who chairs the life sciences licensing team, advised CytomX Therapuetics on a strategic collaboration with Amgen valued at over $1.5bn. Technology transactions chair Anthony Klein, capital markets partner Anthony Richmond, M&A partner Josh Dubofsky and New York-based Graeme Smyth assisted American Airlines with an equity investment in China Southern Airlines. In Boston, Sarah Gagan was engaged by Measure on a strategic agreement with AES Corporation. The group includes Tad Freese, as well as New York-based of counsel Alan Tamarelli, who joined from Merck, and Ghaith Mahmood, who was promoted to counsel in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Clients also recommend associate Arielle Singh. Attorneys are based in Silicon Valley unless otherwise stated.

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