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Clifford Chance LLP

Capital Markets: Structured Finance, Securitisation & Derivatives

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What the team is known for

Broad offering with expert knowledge of credit and equity derivatives as well as structured notes. Highly experienced in transactions involving synthetic risk transfer. Has an aptitude for bespoke matters requiring knowledge of derivatives and structured products as well as related knowledge of tax and regulatory reforms. Displays particular strength in advising on the changing market requirements and sought after for its ability to assist with benchmark reforms. Global network makes it well placed to handle international transactions.

Strengths

Clients reveal that the solicitors "are excellent and they are very competent quarterbacks when dealing across multiple jurisdictions."

Sources say: "Cross-border advice is smoothly dealt with and integrated easily into the transactions."

Interviewees state: "They are switched on. They are beyond being very good legally - they are good from a regulatory standpoint and they are able to measure risk."

Work highlights

Advised Barclays Bank on the establishment of its Churchill Risk Sharing Programme and the issuance of the first two series of notes from the programme.

Notable practitioners

Anne Drakeford commands attention with her noteworthy OTC derivatives practice. She is noted for her understanding of derivatives and their connection with the wider loan finance market.
"We rely on her to help us manage the regulations, and she is very good and very approachable." "She is able to communicate with non-derivatives specialists to get them up to speed, and she is authoritative when it comes to negotiations."

Jessica Littlewood is held in high esteem for her ability to advise clients on synthetic securitisation. She enjoys a following among prominent global investment banks.
"Jessica Littlewood is incredibly impressive, assured and capable." "She is very responsive, she is very thorough and she has very good niche expertise."

Timothy Cleary receives praise for his knowledge of synthetic securitisation and is sought out by banks for his guidance on transactions.

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Capital Markets: Structured Finance, Securitisation & Derivatives

Clifford Chance LLP

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10 Upper Bank Street

Canary Wharf

London

Greater London

UK

E14 5JJ

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

UK

Capital Markets: Derivatives


Anne Drakeford
Band 4

Capital Markets: Structured Finance


Jessica Littlewood
Band 1
Timothy Cleary
Band 3