Luke O'Leary | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Luke O'Leary

Associate, London

T +44 20 7532 1635

E luke.o'[email protected]


Luke advises arrangers, sponsors, issuers and investors on securitisations including collateralised loan obligations, all types of consumer asset-backed securities, residential mortgage-backed securities, trade receivables and esoteric assets classes such as commodities and telco receivables, as well as on regulatory and other aspects of financing matters.

Bars and Courts

  • Solicitor, England and Wales


  • BA, University of Oxford
  • LLB, University of Law


  • English
  • Italian


Represented 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.

Represented Barclays on the securitisation aspects of Shop Direct Funding plc's debut Senior Secured Notes offering.

Represented Morgan Stanley as arranger on the reset of Dryden 39 Euro CLO 2015.

Represented the sponsor of the first ever shared equity RMBS.*

Represented Shop Direct on their UK consumer receivables securitisation programme.*

Represented the sponsor of a trade finance securitisation.*

Represented CELF Advisors LLP as collateral manager of various Euro CLOs.*

Represented Blackstone / GSO Debt Funds Management Europe as collateral manager of various Euro CLOs.*

Represented the arrangers on Hellman & Friedman's €1.2bn acquisition of TeamSystem.*

Represented General Motors on the refinancing of its $12.5bn revolving credit facility.*

*Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case

Awards & Recognition

Finance Team of the Year, Legal Business, 2017*

Shortlisted for Structured Finance Team of the Year, IFLR, 2017*

*Prior to joining White & Case