Ingrid York

Partner, London

Biography

“She’s very pragmatic and business-conscious, she looks for no-fuss results and has a business-friendly way of getting stuff done”
Chambers UK 2017

Overview

Ingrid is a New York State, English and New South Wales qualified lawyer and practices in the Firm's Capital Markets group in London. She is the head of the Firm's derivatives team and structured finance practice in London and Head of the Firm’s Global Derivatives Interest Group.

Ingrid's practice covers OTC derivatives, structured derivatives and structured finance, including credit linked notes, repackagings, project, asset, leveraged and Islamic finance hedging, transactions for regulatory capital purposes, and the restructuring of such arrangements. Ingrid represents major international banks, sovereigns and quasi-sovereigns, funds and corporations.

Prior to joining White & Case in January 2006, Ingrid worked in the trading and derivatives group within the Frankfurt head office legal department of a leading German bank. During this time she provided legal support to various global markets business areas, with a particular focus on master agreement documentation, commodity derivatives, repurchase transactions and stock lending, emerging markets and regulatory matters.

Ingrid was included in The Lawyer’s prestigious "Hot 100" list for 2018 and named in the "Top 5 Young European Legal Innovators of the Year" at the FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2017. Ingrid is also a "Ranked Lawyer" in Chambers UK 2017 and is named as a "Leading Individual" in Legal 500 UK 2017. Previously, she was also recognised as a "Rising Star" in Finance at the Euromoney European Women in Business Law Awards 2015.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
England and Wales
New South Wales, Australia
Education
Graduate Certificate in Legal Practice
University of Technology

Sydney

Bachelor of Laws
University of Technology

Sydney

BA
International Studies
University of Technology

Sydney

Languages
English
German

Experience

Representation of J.P. Morgan as Liquidity Management Transaction Counterparty in connection with a project bond financing for the construction of the Superstrada Pedemontana Veneta toll road. The transaction comprises the issuance of €1.221 billion variable rate senior secured amortizing notes and €350 million step-up subordinated secured notes. Awarded “Transport Deal of the Year” at the PFI Awards 2017.

Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank (CA-CIB) on the completion of the issuance of the Premium Green PLC Balance Sheet Notes pursuant to the PREMIUM Multi Issuer Asset Backed Medium Term Note Programme. The transaction was a landmark US$3 billion synthetic securitisation of project finance, asset finance and infrastructure loans, a first-of-its-kind 'Green Capital Note' that blends best practice from capital management and the objectives of socially responsible investing. The synthetic portfolio includes around 200 obligors and is distributed across CA-CIB's franchise in the power, oil & gas, real estate, infrastructure, aviation shipping and rail sectors. Socially responsible features of the deal include CACIB's commitment to redeploy the freed-up regulatory capital in $2 billion of new lending in several green sectors that includes projects in renewable energy, energy efficiency and water and waste management. White & Case recently was awarded by "The American Lawyer" with "Global Finance Deal of the Year: Structured Finance" at the American Lawyer Global Legal Awards 2017. 

The Government of the Republic of Cameroon on a EUR/USD cross-currency swap for hedging their debut sovereign $750 million Eurobond. White & Case was responsible for drafting and negotiating a highly customized structure, as the hedging agreement was overlaid by a partial guarantee from the African Development Bank (AfDB). The transaction has won multiple awards, taking "Deal of the Year – Debt" from the African Banker Magazine and saw White & Case awarded a first place “Standout” ranking from the Financial Times in its European FT Innovative Lawyers Awards in 2017 "New Markets and Capital".

The hedging bank group on a EUR/USD cross-currency swap relating to BOAD's $750 million Eurobond – the first such issue for the key development institution of the West African Monetary Union. This representation and our now deep experience of the African market meant we were also called upon to advise the hedging bank group when BOAD came back to the market in July 2017 with a second USD 850 million Eurobond issuance and associated EUR/USD cross-currency swap.

Represented Qatar Holding LLC in its $500 million equity investment in JSC VTB Bank (VTB) through Qatar Holding's participation in VTB's secondary public offering.

The joint lead managers on the hedging aspects of the multiple award-winning financing of the extension and operation of the A7 federal highway. This was the first project bond with European Investment Bank credit enhancement in Germany.

Awards and Recognition

The Lawyer Hot 100 list 2018 - Ingrid York

FT Innovative Lawyers Awards 2017
Top 5 Young European Legal Innovators of the Year

IFLR 2017 European awards shortlisting for structured finance and securitisation team of the year

IFLR 1000 2017 Ingrid York is
"Ingrid York has excellent technical knowledge and expertise combined with a commercial and pragmatic approach which is highly valued by our business and legal teams. She has superb technical skills and is a robust negotiator. I always know we will receive excellent advice and a well­ managed transaction when we work with her."

"Ingrid is super organised and responsive. Business friendly. Excellent specialised knowledge of derivatives and structured produces."

"Ingrid is excellent in her field with a high degree of technical expertise. She is very thorough with her analysis and has a high attention to detail. She's very pragmatic and knows which points are worth pushing on."

British Legal Awards 2017 shortlisting for banking & finance team of the year

Ranked Individual, Chambers UK 2017, Chambers UK 2016, Chambers UK 2015, Chambers  UK 2014, Chambers UK 2013, Capital Markets: Structured Finance & Derivatives – London (Firms)

Leading Individual in the Legal 500 UK 2016 Derivatives and Structured Products

The Legal 500 2016
Ingrid York is "incredibly commercial, responsive and provides no-nonsense advise"

Rising Star in Finance, Euromoney European Women in Business Law Awards 2015