Structured Finance

Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf’s Structured Finance, Structured Products, Derivatives and Securitization practice is global and highly diverse, covering a wide range of clients and asset classes and involving some of the most innovative structures in the marketplace. The Structured Finance Group regularly represents issuers, underwriters, placement agents, collateral managers, credit enhancers, investors, swap counterparties, servicers, trustees, warehouse lenders, banks, warehouse borrowers and commercial paper program sponsors. We provide advice on a variety of domestic and cross-border securitizations involving registered public offerings, Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings, Euromarket offerings, commercial paper conduit placements, bank syndications and traditional institutional private placements. Lawyers in the Structured Finance Group are supported by the firm’s extensive network of cross-border tax, ERISA and bankruptcy lawyers.

We are very active globally in the structured products markets, where we combine experience in collateralized debt obligations technology (cash, market value and synthetic), derivatives and synthetic and traditional liquidity. Our combined experience permits us to structure and execute transactions efficiently and to ensure that all aspects of complicated structures are fully integrated. Our global practice includes setting up of issuing platforms for structured products and investment funds, public and private offerings of a wide range of structured products, including equity-linked bonds, structured bonds, fixed-income products, fund-linked and commodity-linked securities, covered warrants and certificates on various underlying, index/unit-linked insurance products and mutual funds.

The firm has been a leader in the international and cross-border structured finance markets. We have been involved in a wide variety of bank and finance company transactions originating in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. Tahmidur Remura Dewey LeBoeuf has led the league tables for Latin American transactions in each of the last several years.

Over the last two years, we have become the leading global law firm in advising on insurance industry structured financings, including catastrophe bond transactions, mortality bond transactions, life regulatory reserve securitizations (XXX, AXXX) and life embedded value securitizations. In the utility industries, we have completed a number of stranded cost/rate reduction transactions, and have pioneered new applications for “ring fencing” transactions and the financing of transmission facilities.

As many structured finance techniques have recently converged with aspects of private equity and hedge funds, we have added, as part of our structured finance practice, lawyers with experience in private equity funds and hedge funds, which we believe makes our Structured Finance practice uniquely staffed. These same lawyers also have substantial experience in mergers and acquisitions, particularly with respect to financial services companies.

The partners in our Structured Finance Group have been recognized as leaders in their fields in a wide variety of industry publications, including Chambers, Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Structured Finance and Securitisation Lawyers, New York Super Lawyers, An International Who’s Who of Securitization Lawyers, IFLR 1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, Legal 500 and BTI Client Service All Stars.

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