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Squire Patton Boggs
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Financial Services



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London > Finance > Securitisation

Squire Patton Boggs acts for a broad range of issuers, note investors, funders, arrangers, trustees, facility and paying agents, as well as primary and special servicers based in the UK and continental Europe. Among its key clients are OneSavings Bank, Studio Retail Group and Ashland Global Holdings Group. It has a lean but effective practice that is known for dedicated partner and senior associate input on all transactions. Mark Thomas leads the practice and handles a broad portfolio of securitisation, structured loan products, trust structures, debt capital markets and derivatives. Asset-based lending specialist Paula Laird and derivatives and structured finance partner Jeremy Ladyman also play key roles in the practice.

London > Finance > Asset based lending

(Leading individuals)

Paula LairdSquire Patton Boggs

Despite a number of recent departures to Crowell & Moring, Squire Patton Boggs retains a credible presence in the ABL space under the guidance of the ‘smart, efficient and practical‘ Paula Laird. The firm’s practice brings ‘strong knowledge, both on market practices and on legal aspects‘ to a plethora of funders, including clearing banks and independents. As well as handling a steady stream of domestic work, the team also has genuine expertise on cross-border mandates, including on transatlantic matters, where it benefits from a strong ties with numerous US participants. Praised for his ‘attention to detail, responsiveness and accessibility, senior associate Tom Dell’Avvocato has a core focus on ABL work for commercial banks and alternative lenders and is a key member of a team that also has expertise on the recoveries and restructuring front.