King & Spalding LLP

Capital Markets: Securitisation Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Able securitization practice with experience across a range of traditional asset classes and well regarded for the securitization of new assets. Provides advice on an array of securitization structures, standing out for its representation of clients in whole business securitizations.

Strengths"They are good at off-roading," comments one client, who also appreciates that the lawyers are "responsive and timely."

Another client says: "They are fantastic: very thorough, thoughtful and creative."

A source appreciates that in transactions the lawyers "drive toward completion and are solutions-orientated."

Work highlights Represented Barclays Capital as sole structuring adviser, lead book-running manager and representative of the other initial purchasers in the closed sale of $1.45 billion of fixed-rate notes backed by a whole-business securitization of the franchise assets of Taco Bell.

Notable practitioners

Michael Urschel
regularly advises on the securitization of assets across a range of industries, from retail and hospitality to telecommunication. Market commentators say that when it comes to securitization he is "very knowledgeable in whole business and esoterics."