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Capital Markets: Securitisation

3 ranked lawyersBand 2UKGlobal 2022 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Standout practice housing a deep bench of experts able to advise on complex capital markets matters. Highly active across all areas of securitisation, engaging in a large number of bespoke RMBS, CMBS and ABS transactions. Capabilities also span more esoteric assets and structures, with deal experience including whole-business securitisations. Also well placed to work with clients on regulatory issues and able to do so on a multi-jurisdictional basis.

Strengths

Sources say: "They give insight into what's current in the market and find new ways of doing things. They always take a very considered and very thorough approach to a deal, they are wonderful at communicating, and they take care of things without burdening the client."

"The size and the depth of the team is a key differentiator," according to interviewees, who highlight that "one of the key strengths of the platform is that experienced senior and junior lawyers can be added into a live deal when required."

"They are excellent - they understand our business and they are commercial and solutions-driven," according to clients, who also appreciate that for international deals "they have a strong local presence and capability."

Work highlights

Advised Citigroup on its purchase of approximately £5 billion of UK mortgage loans.

Notable practitioners

Adam Fogarty regularly deals with loan portfolio sales and ABS. He is also a familiar figure in the RMBS and CMBS markets, both in the structuring of the deals and in large portfolio acquisitions.
"He is very quick to get up to speed with a matter and very commercial." "His work is superb. He is very much a trusted partner, and the end product is amazing."

Banks routinely turn to  Andrew Vickery  for securitisation advice. He excels across multiple asset classes and demonstrates a familiarity with covered bonds, RMBS and CMBS.
"He is always excellent - he is commercial and he has a great rapport with partners at other law firms, which is very helpful when doing deals on tight timelines." "He is amazing technically, he has done everything. He is super commercial and has incredible social intelligence."

Morag Russ ell is active in a wide variety of asset classes. Her capabilities include handling real estate assets and warehouse lending.
"She is really impressive. She gets issues resolved smoothly and can juggle various workstreams." "She is experienced and she has a very good knowledge of the market." "She delivers work to a very high and reliable standard."

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Capital Markets: Securitisation

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One Silk Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC2Y 8HQ

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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.

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Capital Markets: Securitisation


Adam Fogarty
Band 2
Andrew Vickery
Band 2
Morag Russell
Band 4