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Matheson wins award at American Lawyer Global Legal Awards 2014

AUTHOR(S): Christian Donagh, Gerry Thornton
PRACTICE AREA GROUP: Structured Finance and Derivatives
DATE: 16.09.2014

Matheson has won a prestigious accolade at the American Lawyer Global Legal Awards 2014. Matheson’s work on the innovative $1 billion Trade MAPS notes issuance saw it win Global Finance Deal of the Year: Capital Markets (worldwide). The win was announced at Gotham Hall, Broadway, New York on 15 September 2014.

Matheson advised on the issuance of the Trade MAPS Series 2013-1 Notes, a first of its kind multi-bank, multi-jurisdiction trade finance asset securitisation relating to import and export activities, consisting of 7,336 loans from 175 obligors.

Matheson also recently won another award for this transaction in Finance Dublin’s Deals of the Year Awards, 2014.

Christian Donagh, who led the Matheson team said, “This innovative deal demonstrates that Ireland is a leading jurisdiction through which securitisation transactions can be structured.”

Gerry Thornton, a partner in Matheson’s Tax practice, said, “Ireland’s leading infrastructure within the structured finance industry saw it chosen not only as the jurisdiction in which the funding entity, Trade MAPS 1 Limited, was incorporated, but also as the only European jurisdiction in which Asset Purchasing Entities were incorporated.”

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