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Sanjev D Warna-kula-suriya

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Work +44 20 7710 3034
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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Partner

Position

Sanjev Warna-kula-suriya is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Finance Practice. He is also Co-chair of the global Structured Finance and Securitization Practice. Mr. Warna-kula-suriya advises private equity sponsors, hedge funds, commercial and investment banks and corporates on a broad range of innovative capital raising and investment transactions.

Mr. Warna-kula-suriya advises clients across a range of asset classes and structures, including public and private debt, equity-linked and hybrid capital markets issues, securitizations, CMBS, cash and synthetic CLOs, OTC and exchange-traded derivatives and cross-border structured finance.


London: Finance

Derivatives (including commodities)

Within: Leading individuals

Sanjev Warna-kula-suriya - Latham & Watkins

Within: Derivatives (including commodities)

The structured finance, securitisation and derivatives practice at Latham & Watkins has a core derivatives team that handles structured equity, credit and emerging markets transactions for major financial institutions and corporate and fund clients. It has in-depth knowledge of swaps, options, forwards, repos, stock loans, securitised derivatives and structured notes across all asset classes. In structured equity, the firm acts for major international investment banks, corporates and funds in the Middle East, Europe, the United States and Asia. Its recent work include advising two global investment banks on the use of equity derivatives to facilitate two high-profile acquisitions of stakes in listed companies in Europe and Asia. It was also involved in developing market standard collateral structures for use in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Global practice chair Sanjev Warna-Kula-Suriya handles OTC and exchange-traded derivatives as part of his broad finance practice. Key partner Dean Naumowicz has extensive experience advising on a wide range of derivatives and structured products including credit, equity, and commodity transactions. Up-and-coming partner Shatha Ali and counsel Simeon Rudin also play central roles in the practice.

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Structured products and securitisation

Within: Leading individuals

Sanjev Warna-kula-suriya - Latham & Watkins

Within: Structured products and securitisation

The securitisation practice at Latham & Watkins climbs the ranking this year. It acts for a wide range of funds, private equity houses, banks, issuers and other financial institutions on sophisticated transactions in the London and European markets. It has significant expertise in asset-backed securities, public and private securitisations, cash and synthetic securitisations, and both European and US CLO transactions. Its partners also handle alternative finance, fintech, direct lending and SME loans in the structured market, as well as emerging and niche asset classes such as aircraft leases, auto loans, consumer loans, commercial loans, equipment leases, franchise receivables, insurance-related assets and many more. The derivatives group handles complex structured equity and structured credit transactions across the world. Sanjev Warna-Kula-Suriya is chair of the global structured finance and securitisation practice. Derivatives and capital markets partner Dean Naumowicz handles structured products and shari'ah-compliant derivatives, and frequently handles emerging markets transactions. The firm hired leading partner Jeremiah Wagner from Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, along with several associates.

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