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What the team is known for Remains a key player for securitisation. The team undertakes a broad array of work in the space, with notable expertise in mandates relating to the automotive sector. Maintains strong relationships with key financial institutions. Other clients include corporate and public sector groups, notably those that face heavy regulatory scrutiny.
Strengths"They cover a range of asset classes," says an interviewee. "They are excellent technically."
Sources characterise the lawyers as "knowledgeable and thorough."
Clients report: "They give pragmatic solutions to what can sometimes be very complex legal, regulatory and transactional topics."
Work highlights Advising Zopa on a public securitisation of a portfolio of UK consumer loans through Marketplace Originated Consumer Assets 2019-1 PLC.
David Hudd is currently the deputy CEO of the firm. He has extensive experience advising clients on capital markets mandates.
David Palmer handles ABS mandates and demonstrates a particular interest in automotive securitisations.
"He is very available, extremely technical and will always find the answers." "He is very calm and measured and able to discuss technical points in negotiations."
James Doyle is recognised for his structured finance practice, with strength in deals involving repackagings. He is sought out by banks, insurers and alternative investors for his market knowledge.
"He is user-friendly and does not overcomplicate matters." "He is incredibly intellectual - he gets concepts very quickly and understands the business rationale." "He is very detail-focused and delivers excellent work in a timely way."
Julian Craughan is recognised for his consumer asset-focused securitisation work, which includes advising on mandates involving the securitisation of student loans and residential mortgages. He is particularly active in the auto loan sector and shows considerable talent for deals involving novel structures.
"He is up to date on what is going on in the market." "He is excellent and very clear when explaining specific details."