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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 > Real estate > Property finance

Mayer Brown International LLP’s ‘excellent’ real estate finance practice acts for both lenders and borrowers on bilateral and syndicated facilities across the UK and Europe. Alongside a growing private equity practice, large portfolio financings and loan originations are also within the group’s strong capabilities. The team is led by Andrew Hepner and David O’Connor; Hepner is experienced in structured finance real estate finance transactions, and O’Connor has a strong loan origination and real estate capital markets practice. Charles Malpass continues to bolster the firm’s ability to advise funds and financial institutions, and Andrew Crotty handles debt portfolio acquisition financings in the residential, healthcare, retail and leisure and office sectors. Senior associate Annabel Ersser is also notable and focuses on structured real estate finance for lenders and borrowers.

London > Finance > Securitisation

(Leading individuals)

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Mayer Brown International LLP has ‘a great team with strong sector and legal knowledge, willing to put the resources necessary to deliver the required results‘. One source remarks that ‘the team impresses not only with its capacity to handle various deals at one time but also with its growing role in the market‘. The firm has experienced a sharp rise in corporate securities and receivables work, which includes a large volume of technology deals, and it continues to advise the full spectrum of market participants including investment banks, alternative credit providers, private equity and hedge funds, asset managers, pension funds, insurance companies and multinationals. Global co-head of banking and finance Dominic Griffiths is ‘at the top of the game for securitisation and structured finance transactions‘. He acted for BNP Paribas, Citibank and Citigroup in a $3bn cross-border securitisation of trade receivables originated by subsidiaries of Chinese technology company Lenovo Group. David O’Connor is a go-to lawyer for the largest and most prominent investment banks in the CMBS and RMBS market. Dasha Sobornova is increasingly visible in the CLO market, advising arrangers, investment managers and corporate service providers.