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Edward Hickman is a leading structured finance partner, with expertise in all types of securitisation (ABS, CMBS, CDOs and WBS), loan portfolio sales, project bonds, structured utility bonds, covered bonds, commercial real estate, multi-source intercreditor arrangements, derivatives and regulatory capital. Edward has worked on European, US, GCC and Asian transactions, acting for arrangers, originators, investors and rating agencies. Several of his transactions are pathfinder deals, being the first in a particular jurisdiction or the first for a particular asset class.

During the financial crisis, Edward has advised on a number of divestments by banks as they deleverage, either on the sell side or the buy side. He has also been the lead partner on successful new debt issuances and refinancings, both in the capital markets and in the bank market, helping banks and corporate borrowers access new funding solutions. He has also advised corporates on how to use structured finance principles to help reduce their pension scheme deficits.


Partner Linklaters 2005-12; partner Dentons (formerly SNR Denton) 2012-present.


The Law Society of England and Wales, The Law Society of Hong Kong.


Magdalen College, University of Oxford (BA (jurisprudence) 1990).

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Securitisation

(Leading individuals)

Edward HickmanDentons

The lawyers at Dentons are ‘very approachable and knowledgeable on securitisation matters and talk in an easy-to-understand manner.‘ ‘They pull together to deliver the work required and provide great communication‘, remarks one source, noting that the firm offers ‘‘excellent professional service, providing timely and high-quality advice on complex securitisation matters‘. The firm is best known for its work on mortgage loan transactions, trade receivables, and securitisations of corporate loans, trade finance receivables and auto loans. Peter Voisey, who is ‘an expert in his field, very experienced in secured funding matters and communicates very clearly‘, leads the practice along with Edward Hickman, who focuses on loan portfolio sales, financing and servicing across Europe. Voisey acted for Coventry Building Society in a the update of its RMBS programme and the issuance of £350m in notes thereunder. Hickman led a team that assisted Oaktree Capital with the first European non-performing loan securitisation structured to be offered to US investors. Catriona ’Kitty’ Lloyd is highly regarded for her advice to trustees, security agents, custodians, cash managers, account banks and other agency providers on securitisation.