The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

Mayer Brown International LLP

Living Wage
Work 020 3130 3000
Fax 020 3130 3001

Kevin Hawken

Work +44 20 3130 3318
Mayer Brown

Work Department

Banking & Finance


Kevin Hawken is a securitisation and structured finance partner in Mayer Brown's London office. He has represented asset originators, programme sponsors, arrangers, liquidity and credit enhancement providers, and other participants in transactions involving a wide variety of asset types and structures. His cross-border securitisation experience includes transactions backed by auto loans and other consumer receivables, residential mortgage loans, corporate bonds and other securities, credit derivatives, equipment leases, trade receivables, future export receivables, and operating company revenues from countries in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Kevin also has experience in debt restructurings and insolvency matters involving both corporate and structured finance borrowers. He also advises financial institutions on risk-based capital requirements and other regulatory issues affecting securitisation and structured finance.


He joined Mayer Brown in 1989 and moved to the firm’s London office in 2000.




International Bar Association


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BA Georgetown University Law Center, JD, cum laude Admissions: Illinois New York

London: Finance

Structured products and securitisation

Within: Structured products and securitisation

Mayer Brown International LLP's London structured finance group plays a central role in the firm's global offering and has a key role in novel and complex transactions for leading investment banks and buy-side clients, including alternative credit providers, private equity houses and hedge funds. The firm is now on the panels of both SociĂ©tĂ© GĂ©nĂ©rale and BNP Paribas. Its track record of market firsts, notably in Scandinavian markets, and in novel asset classes such as dealer floorplan securitisations, continues to grow. Global practice co-heads David O’Connor, who handles CMBS and RMBS, and Dominic Griffiths, who frequently acts for leading global banks, are standout partners. Kevin Hawken is a US- and UK-qualified partner with extensive experience representing financial institutions and other participants in cross-border securitisation transactions. He also and has a keen focus on regulatory developments in the structured finance market. Newly promoted partner Merryn Craske works on trade receivables, auto loan and lease, consumer loan and insurance premium loan transactions, as well as CMBS and RMBS. Partner Dasha Sobornova, who acts for arrangers, investment managers, issuers and corporate service providers on a range of structured finance work, but has a particular focus on CLOs, joined from Paul Hastings LLP.

[back to top]

Back to index

Legal Developments in London

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to