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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 (recognised by the Financial Times as a "Standout" deal in the Innovative Lawyer Awards 2018) and the UK's first mobile handset securitisation (winner of Finance Team of the Year in the Legal Business Awards 2017).
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.
Arrangers and managers on over 20 EUR CLOs. Recent transactions include advising:
The Government of Ghana on the establishment of the E.S.L.A energy levy bond programme.
Virgin Media on the establishment of the first UK handset loan securitisation.*
* Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case
Recommended Lawyer for Securitisation, Legal 500
Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2018
TXF Awards 2018
Trade Finance Awards 2018
Global Trade Review Awards 2018
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