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Mayer Brown International LLP
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Work Department

Banking & Finance


David O’Connor is a structured finance and securitisation partner in Mayer Brown’s London office. He has represented lenders, arrangers, servicers, borrowers and investors in numerous financing transactions and restructurings involving commercial real estate debt in Europe. He works closely with hedge funds, private equity funds and investment banks on CMBS, RMBS and covered bond transactions. He also advises on whole business securitisations, trade receivables securitisations, warehouse lines and loan portfolio sale transactions (both distressed and performing).


Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2013, David worked in the London and Tokyo offices of another major international law firm and also spent three years working as an investment banker in the European Commercial Real Estate Group at Deutsche Bank in London.




Member of the Regulatory Committee of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council


Admissions: England and Wales

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Securitisation

(Leading individuals)

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The team is always available and extremely capable, with strong technical ability combined with commercial sense‘, says a client of Mayer Brown International LLP. The firm has a role in some of the leading mandates in the European and global markets, with the London practice working closely with colleagues in the US, Paris and Frankfurt. It acts for a diverse client base of leading investment banks, alternative credit providers, private equity and hedge funds, asset managers, pension funds, insurance companies and multinationals. Alongside major asset classes such as RMBS and CMBS, the firm is also involved in deals involving trade receivables, auto fleet leases, handset receivables and many other underlying assets. It has also been involved in a number of market firsts, including the first ever STS securitisation transaction issued out of Finland and the first ever student housing-backed CMBS in Europe. Global head of banking and finance Dominic Griffiths and key partner David O’Connor, who has ‘great market and technical knowledge‘ and is busy with CMBS and auto loan deals, lead the practice. Merryn Craske ‘has a pragmatic approach resulting in effective and efficient solutions for the client‘. Partner Dasha Sobornova joined from Paul Hastings LLP and leads the CLO practice.