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Jana Zupikova focuses her practice on structured finance matters including securitisations, CLOs, derivatives and repo transactions, and all related regulatory developments. Ms. Zupikova represents a broad range of international financial institutions, including major asset managers and funds. She advises asset managers in the EU and the US on structuring their businesses and transactions to comply with the EU risk retention rules and has been directly involved in various MiFID II initiatives.

Ms. Zupikova has significant experience with emerging markets and has represented global financial institutions, international corporations, and sovereigns. She has worked on several groundbreaking public securitizations (asset-backed and future flow) by commercial bank originators in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Greece. 

Prior to joining Dechert, Ms. Zupikova served as an associate in the London, Paris and New York offices of another international firm. She also completed long-term secondments in the New York headquarters of two top tier global investment banks, where she worked with leadership on implementation of regulatory reform under Title VII (Derivatives) of Dodd-Frank Act.


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  • Anglo American University, Bachelor of Laws, 2001
  • Tulane University Law School, Certificate of Advanced Study and Training in International Commercial Arbitration & Mediation, 2001
  • Czech Management Institute, M.B.A., 2002
  • Nottingham Law School, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2004, with Commendation
  • Nottingham Law School, Legal Practice Course, 2005, with Distinction

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Securitisation

Dechert LLP acts for financial institutions, investment banks and private equity and hedge fund groups. Its work covers many asset classes, including CMBS, RMBS and trade receivables, though it is best known for its CLO practice. Structured finance partner John McGrath represents funds and other buy-side parties in securitisations as part of his broader practice. Associate Jana Zupikova also plays a key role in securitisation and CLO transactions.