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Dechert LLP

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Charles Malpass

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Dechert LLP

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Finance and real estate.


Charles Malpass, who is the head of Dechert’s finance and real estate practice in Europe, advises national and international clients on loan organisation, structured finance transactions, securitisations, the acquisition of distressed debt and restructurings.


Partner 2012.




University of Southampton (1992 LLB Hons); The College of Law, Guildford (1993).

London: Finance


Within: Securitisation

Dechert LLP¬†has a combined finance and real estate practice that focuses mainly on CMBS and RMBS deals, though it also handles¬†portfolios sales and acquisitions, warehouse financing and trade receivables deals, and CLOs. The firm acts for a number of leading players in the securitisation market, including asset manager Apollo Management International.¬†US-qualified¬†James Waddington¬†advised that client on a¬†CLO reset transaction relating to the issuance of¬† ‚ā¨414m in notes. He also acted for investment manager Marble Point Credit Management in the $650m acquisition of¬†American Capital CLO Management, which is a CLO investment manager with approximately $3.4bn in assets under management, across eight collateralised loan obligation vehicles. As part of the transaction he also¬†established Marble Point‚Äôs Guernsey Originator Fund to hold the risk retention securities in EU CLOs.¬†Key partner¬†Charles Malpass¬†advised private equity groups Apollo and Blackstone as co-investors in connection with a financial guarantee, comprised of a synthetic risk transfer, of a high-value commercial real estate debt portfolio.¬†Giles Belsey¬†advised¬†Investec Bank plc on a structured financing arrangement to provide secured debt finance to a new Luxembourg securitisation vehicle.

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London: Real estate

Property finance

Within: Property finance

The team at Dechert LLP specialises in structured finance and loan-on-loan matters, particularly with a cross-border element, and counts a number of leading funds among its clients, including Apollo, Blackstone (a new client), Bain Capital, Chenavari and Hayfin. Charles Malpass, who heads the department, recently acted for an affiliate of Apollo Global Management as the lender on several high-profile developments in London worth £300m; he was assisted by newly promoted counsel Kevin-Paul Deveau and senior associate Andrew Papworth.

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