Structured Finance and Securitisation

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Our Structured Finance and Securitisation team advises international financial institutions and corporations involved in arranging and executing structured finance transactions both in and from Ireland.

Our Structured Finance and Securitisation team has enjoyed a pre-eminent reputation in arranging structured finance transactions ever since our involvement in drafting the original securitisation legislation enacted in Ireland and subsequently advising in relation to the first securitisation of international assets from Ireland. The Group provides an unrivalled depth of resource, knowledge and experience in the Irish market. The Structured Finance and Securitisation team is rated Tier 1 for Structured Finance and Debt Capital Markets by Chambers Europe, the Legal 500 and IFLR1000.

We advise on all forms of debt issuance transactions including public and privately placed bond issues and bank and non-bank capital structures. We advise arrangers, originators, issuers, managers, guarantors and trustees on the securitisation of all types of asset classes, including trade receivables, commercial and residential mortgages, auto receivables and non-performing loans as well as more esoteric assets. These transactions have been funded publicly through one-off bond issues or through medium term note or commercial paper programmes. They have also been funded privately though private note issues, bespoke lending or other financing arrangements.

The nature of such transactions usually involves advising on each of the taxation, regulatory and capital markets elements of cross-border structures and results in our working closely with arrangers, originators and law firms in jurisdictions throughout the world. It is the pooling of these diverse skills in a practical and innovative manner that enables us to maintain and develop our leading position in the international structured finance market. We have advised on a wide range of structured finance arrangements, including:

  • traditional receivables securitisations of various asset classes
  • synthetic credit derivative based structures
  • collateralised loan obligation and warehousing structures
  • lending platforms
  • securitisation programmes funded by issuing commercial paper
  • repackaging programmes funded by innovative debt issues