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James advises arrangers, sponsors, issuers and investors on securitisations, including collateralised loan obligations, consumer asset-backed securities, residential mortgage-backed securities and esoteric asset classes, such as commodities, telco receivables and tax receivables, and provides advice on risk retention and other related regulatory matters. James has advised on the world's first "true sale" securitisation of commodities and the UK's first mobile handset securitisation.
Trafigura on the establishment of the world's first "true sale" commodities securitisation programme financing crude oil and refined metals inventories in jurisdictions across Europe, the Middle East and Asia-Pacific.
The Government of Ghana on the establishment of the E.S.L.A energy levy bond programme.
Arrangers and managers on over 15 EUR CLOs, including:
-BNP Paribas as arranger of BNPP AM Euro CLO 2017
-Deutsche Bank as arranger of Grosvenor Place CLO 2015-1 for CQS*
-Bank of America Merrill Lynch as arranger of Jubilee CLO 2014-XI for Alcentra*
-Apollo, BlackRock, Blackstone / GSO Debt Funds Management Europe, and CELF Advisors as collateral managers of various Euro CLOs.*
Virgin Media on the establishment of the first UK handset loan securitisation.*
Bain Capital Credit on the establishment of their dual-compliant risk retention structure and the first issuance from the new structure, Bain Capital Credit CLO 2016-2.*
Shop Direct as the originator of a £1.35 billion UK consumer receivables programme.*
* Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case
Finance Team of the Year, Legal Business, 2017*
Shortlisted for Structured Finance and Securitisation Deal of the Year, IFLR, 2017*
Shortlisted for Structured Finance Team of the Year, IFLR, 2017*
* Prior to joining White & Case