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Herbert Smith Freehills

Capital Markets

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

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What the team is known for

Respected capital markets group that advises a range of clients on high-value securitisation transactions. Strong in a variety of asset classes, ranging from ABS and RMBS to esoteric assets. Work is broad in nature and includes everything from advising mortgage originators on securitisations to helping new clients enter the market.

Strengths

Clients say that the firm offers "real value for money and an ability to deliver to budget."

Sources appreciate that "they are always available, their billing is completely reasonable and they want to forge long-term relationships."

Work highlights

Advised Virgin Atlantic on the restructuring of its debt, using its landing and take-off slot portfolio at Heathrow Airport as security.

Notable practitioners

Charlene Kong  is a senior associate in the securitisation team. She has deal experience across a range of asset classes, from assisting with warehouse loans to RMBS transactions.

Joy Amis has a multifaceted securitisation practice, with experience across a diverse range of asset classes, from trade receivables to real estate-backed transactions. Her transactional capabilities are complemented by her knowledge of developing regulatory requirements.
"She is very down to earth and easy to work with, she responds to queries in a very timely manner and she provides advice on a complex area of law in a user-friendly manner that is easy to digest." "She is a strong technical lawyer who knows her stuff on the regulatory side."

Michael Poulton leads Herbert Smith Freehills' international securitisation and structured finance practice. He has a dynamic securitisation practice with deal experience acting for originators, arrangers and managers on RMBS and esoteric transactions. He is often the choice counsel for first-to-market transactions.
"He gives great advice and offers exceptional transaction management." "He has superb knowledge and, as a former banker, can place himself in the client's shoes."

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Capital Markets: Securitisation


Charlene Kong
Associates to watch
Joy Amis
Up and Coming
Michael Poulton
Band 2