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Reed Smith LLP

Capital Markets

4 ranked lawyersBand 4London (Firms)UK 2022 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Adept across a range of securitisations, most notably those involving consumer loans, shipping loans and auto lease receivables. The group's clientele is diverse and includes originating companies, as well as well-known financial institutions. Advises on cross-border issues and can call upon capital markets lawyers around the globe to effectively service multi-jurisdictional mandates.

Strengths

"The client service is excellent. They are able to leverage a variety of expertise within the firm, and the senior partners are available when necessary," says an interviewee, who also notes that on cross-border matters the lawyers are "excellent and they are able to leverage their own network of offices and befriended intermediaries seamlessly."

Sources appreciate that the lawyers have "English law and New York law qualifications and experience," and consider Reed Smith to be "a go-to firm in terms of the quality of work and the value for money."

Work highlights

Represented Western Mortgage Services as servicer on a £900 million securitisation of RMBS loans.

Notable practitioners

Jason Richardson moved to Reed Smith in 2021. He is acknowledged to be a capable securitisation practitioner with a portfolio of deals across diverse asset classes. Among his transactional capabilities, he has significant knowledge of the CMBS market.

Sarah Caldwell  receives market acclaim for her securitisation expertise. She has a broad practice and demonstrates prowess in the RMBS space.

Simon Hugo earns widespread praise for his securitisation capabilities. With an ability to securitise a range of asset classes, he stands out for his significant experience in ABS and MBS.
"Simon is able to get to the nub of the issue and outline a range of potential strategies." "He is very good at sharing his market knowledge and he advises a number of different parties, so that makes him more commercial in his advice."

Tamara Box is the firm's Europe and Middle East managing partner. She maintains a healthy securitisation practice, including advising clients on deals in the real estate market.
"She is one of the most personable people. She is very available and very down to earth."

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Capital Markets: Securitisation


Jason Richardson
Band 4
Sarah Caldwell
Up and Coming
Simon Hugo
Band 4
Tamara Box
Eminent Practitioners