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Dechert LLP

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James Waddington

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Dechert LLP

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Finance and real estate.


James Waddington advises on a broad range of finance and capital markets transactions with a focus on structured finance, securitisation and real estate finance. He represents financial institutions, investment banks and private equity and hedge fund groups in connection with complex financing transactions, debt offerings, CLOs (whether cash, synthetic or hybrid) and securitisations (RMBS, ABS, CMBS and exotics).


Partner 2010.




University of Minnesota Law School (1984).

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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