Ashurst

Capital Markets: Structured Finance, Securitisation & Derivatives Department

London (Firms)
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What the team is known for Noted for its derivatives practice, acting for leading banks and institutional asset managers. Knowledge of derivatives and structured derivatives products, including commodity-linked derivatives. Impressive capabilities extend to advising on regulatory and compliance issues. Capable of offering clients support around the world, thanks to dedicated partners present in offices in Europe, Asia and the USA.

Strengths Interviewees highlight the firm's "excellent practice."

Clients report that the lawyers are "approachable and helpful."

Sources say: "They are very strong and client-focused."

Notable practitioners

Well-known investment funds and banks turn to James Coiley for derivatives advice. His particular expertise makes him a strong choice of counsel for fixed-income derivatives.
"He has a very good transactional practice." "He is exceptionally smart and he works on the complex derivative transactions." "He is very experienced and sees the key issues early in a transaction."

Jonathan Walsh is an established securitisation partner who regularly advises financial institutions. He continues to earn recognition for his capabilities in ABS.
"Jonathan is a great technical lawyer, enthusiastic for his area, and is a pleasure to work with."

The firm's global head of securities and derivatives Mike Logie receives praise for his knowledge of structured derivatives products. He counts investment banks among his clients.
"He is a very good lawyer with a great practice." "He is approachable and helpful and he always makes time for us." "His advice is tailored to our needs."