Habib Motani > Clifford Chance LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Clifford Chance LLP
E14 5JJ

Work Department

Banking & Finance




Cambridge University (BA) 1977

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Derivatives and structured products

(Hall of Fame)

Habib MotaniClifford Chance LLP

The structured finance practice at Clifford Chance LLP ‘takes the time to understand what the client is seeking to achieve and provides creative and practical advice‘. Paget Dare Bryan and Timothy Cleary lead a practice with numerous standout partners, among them veteran Habib Motani and Andrew Coats, who handle repackaging programmes, derivatives, structured securities and retail-targeted securities offerings as well as regulatory capital issues. Cleary advised leading Greek banks on synthetic securitisations with a combined value in excess of €5bn. Jessica Littlewood leads the global synthetic CLO practice and is ‘a well-known pioneer in the market and has in-depth knowledge of the relevant legislation‘. Anne Drakeford, whose work includes OTC fixed income, credit and equity based derivatives, asset backed securities, credit and equity-linked notes, repackagings, bespoke structured solutions and synthetic CDOs, is ‘very experienced and approachable, and works very well with the counterparty advisers‘. Faizal Khan has expertise in US GAAP and IFRS off-balance sheet arrangements and other types of risk transfer products. Will Winterton, who advised Pool Re on the issuance of insurance-linked securities linked to pure terrorism risk, ‘has excellent knowledge and is a quick-thinker‘.