James Jirtle | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
James Jirtle
James Jirtle

James Jirtle

Associate, London

T +44 20 7532 1519

E [email protected]

Overview

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).

Bars and Courts

  • Solicitor, England and Wales

Education

  • LLM, University of Law
  • PhD, Theology and Music, Durham University
  • BA, Music, Rice University

Languages

  • English

Experience

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:

  • BNP Paribas as arranger of Sutton Park CLO for Blackstone / GSO
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch as arranger of Milltown Park CLO for Blackstone / GSO
  • BNP Paribas as arranger of Jubilee XX CLO for Alcentra
  • BNP Paribas as arranger of the reset of Contego CLO III for Five Arrows
  • BNP Paribas as arranger of BNPP AM Euro CLO 2017

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

Awards & Recognition

Recommended Lawyer for Securitisation, Legal 500

"Standout" Deal – Accessing New Markets and Capital

Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards 2018

Winner Commodity Trading Company Deal of the Year

TXF Awards 2018

Winner Best Deal

Trade Finance Awards 2018

Winner Best Deal

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