Steven Krivinskas > DLA Piper > London, England > Lawyer Profile

DLA Piper
160 Aldersgate Street

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London > Finance > Securitisation

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Steven KrivinskasDLA Piper

DLA Piper is known for ‘quality of service, availability and a commercial mindset‘ and its ‘capacity to identify relevant and important areas to focus on, and drive the client’s attention towards it‘. Finance partner Martin Bartlam and global co-chair of financial services Mark Dwyer oversee the firm’s securitisation practice, in which Vincent Keaveny is the standout practitioner. Keaveny acted for Deutsche Bank in a €250m securitisation of receivables arising from a portfolio of Portuguese auto loans. Steven Krivinskas acts for both financial institutions and borrowers, many of which are active in the fintech sector. Working with Bartlam, he assisted BC Invest, Metrics and PAG with a £255m warehouse facility with Credit Suisse to fund UK buy-to-let mortgages to non-resident overseas investors. Legal director Marcus Lovatt frequently advises European investment banks, UK and US private investment firms and major UK and US corporates on structured finance. Ronan Mellon is the key partner for CLOs.

London > Finance > Derivatives and structured products

DLA Piper not only handles a large volume of derivatives work for banks, but is also adept in complex structured finance matters, among them equity collar financings and loan-linked hedging. Global co-chair of financial services Mark Dwyer and finance, projects and restructuring partner Martin Bartlam lead the practice, which provides ‘solid legal advice at reasonable costs‘. Steven Krivinskas and associate Patrick Lightbownprovide  consistently high-quality work and are very responsive and commercial‘. Newly promoted partner Marcus Lovatt is a key adviser on interest and currency rate swaps, deliverable and non-deliverable forwards, credit derivatives in the context of credit linked notes, and total return swaps.