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Ashurst

Capital Markets

3 ranked lawyersBand 2London (Firms)UK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Noted for its derivatives practice, acting for leading banks and institutional asset managers. Has knowledge of derivatives and structured products and is particularly well versed in 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

Clients say: "It is a good team with good depth and very technically able partners."

"The client service provided by Ashurst is exceptionally good," according to sources, who report: "The lawyers at Ashurst are invariably able and they are responsive to queries."

Commentators reveal that "Ashurst is well regarded by banks and it has a good capital markets wrap-around; for example, it can do structured notes, which bolsters its pure derivatives work."

Work highlights

Advised Goldman Sachs as issuer and guarantor in relation to its Series P programme for the issuance of warrants notes and certificates, including advising on the new prospectus regulation and proprietary indices.

Notable practitioners

Daniel Franks regularly advises well-known financial institutions on derivatives. He stands out for his ability to assist with transactions in the fintech market.
"He is very technical and he is an excellent draftsperson." "When things get complex, that does not faze him and I like the fact that he is hands-on and that he thinks outside the box."

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 is very technical, he is a lovely person and he is very hard-working." "He is easy to deal with and he gets the right deal done for the client."

Mike Logie  receives praise for his structured products practice, which sees him advise on the issuance of notes with an underlying linked asset. He counts investment banks among his clients.
"He is very responsive, has a strong client base, always responds very quickly and makes himself available to respond to calls." "He can be relied upon to provide timely and helpful advice which is informed by a deep awareness of both the regulatory regime and the current market practice."


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London (Firms)

Capital Markets: Derivatives


Daniel Franks
Band 3
James E Coiley
Band 1

Capital Markets: Structured Finance


Mike Logie
Band 3