• Goldman Sachs as primary deal counsel in several recent US CLOs and Ares Management as collateral manager of several recent US CLOs and one recent European CLO.
  • An investment firm in the creation of a securitisation program to fund the aggregation of portfolios of commercial solar projects.
  • FGA Capital as originator on two substantial securitizations of portfolios of auto-loan receivables, the first of which was the first transaction in the UK to be issued under the Prime Collateralised Securities ("PCS") initiative (an initiative backed by, among others, the Bank of England and the European Central Bank to define and promote standards of 'best practice' in the asset backed market). The transaction was structured to permit the senior notes to be recognised as eligible collateral for credit operations within the European Central Bank and for the purposes of the Bank of England's Discount Window Facility. The transaction was documented using the Bank of England recommended format for UK Auto Loan Transactions. The latter deal involved the securitisation of over £1.3 million in auto loan receivables through a loan note facility provided by way of a multi-bank revolving structure.
  • Unicredit as the arrangers on a highly structured synthetic securitisation by the bank in respect of a portfolio of around €1 billion in loan assets. The structure involved the issue of floating rate credit enhancement notes meeting significant risk transfer requirements to achieve regulatory capital reductions with the Bank of Italy. 
  • Created the legal architecture for a national program for securitizing legal fees awarded to outside counsel in the landmark multi-state tobacco settlement, which resulted in aggregate fee awards of over US$14 billion. Served as transaction counsel on a series of securitisations under the program aggregating over US$5 billion of notional legal fee amount. Underwriting firms included Deutsche Bank Securities, Lehman Brothers and UBS. The first transaction closed under this program, Litigation Settlement Monetized Fee Trust I™, was a multi-borrower transaction named Asset-Backed Securities Deal of the Year for 2001 by International Securitization Report. 
  • Banco Santander S.A. on the issue by Besaya ECA Limited of US$470 million secured variable rate notes due 2016 listed on the Irish Stock Exchange. The transaction involved the securitization of a portfolio of international export credit loans.
  • Oxford Finance, LLC in the collapsing of an existing securitization of life science loans into a new securitization issuance.
  • Dignity plc on the issue of notes in connection with its whole business securitization tap, the proceeds of which would be used to fund the acquisition of a large group of funeral businesses. The securitization involved the issue by Dignity Finance plc of (in total) £50,250,000 Class A Secured 6.310 per cent Notes due 2023 and £40,750,000 Class B Secured 8.151 per cent Notes due 2031.
  • Blackstone on its purchase of a large portfolio of commercial real estate loans (with a face value in excess of £1.3 billion) from The Royal Bank of Scotland. This transaction involved a joint venture purchaser, as well as senior financing provided by the seller, which was subsequently securitized. The assets in this portfolio are secured by properties located throughout the United Kingdom.
  • CAN Capital, a leading provider of small business loans and merchant cash advances, as deal counsel in a complex securitization of small business loans and merchant cash advances.