Phillan is an associate in the Firm's Capital Markets group in London and is an English qualified lawyer. He specialises in OTC derivatives, structured finance, repurchase transactions, finance linked hedging, transactions for regulatory capital purposes and related regulatory matters.
Phillan completed a 19-month secondment to CACIB, where he worked in the fixed income and derivatives legal team. Amongst other things, he worked on structured product issuances, regulatory initiatives (including the implementation of MiFID II), repackagings, master agreement negotiations and the distribution of structured products. Phillan was also seconded to the Firm's Tokyo office for six months as a trainee.
Advising the Saudi British Bank on the negotiation of a suite of ISDA Master Agreements with a group of leading international banks. This included drafting a suite of bespoke guarantees provided by the Saudi British Bank in relation to its obligations under the ISDA Master Agreements.
Advising the Ministry of Finance of a European state in connection with the negotiation of a suite of ISDA Master Agreements with a group of leading international hedging banks.
A Middle Eastern central bank in connection with the negotiation of ISDA Master Agreements with a variety of international hedging banks.
Advising on the hedging aspects of the USD 1.3 billion refinancing of Riyadh PP11, a 1,730 MW gas-fired power plant located approximately 125km to the west of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Advising Chaabi International Bank Offshore (Banque Centrale Populaire Group), Société Générale and Attijariwafa Bank Europe, on the gold hedging aspects of the US$122 million financing of a gold mine located in the Republic of Guinea, to be operated by Société des Mines de Mandiana (Managem Group).
Advising various Sponsors and hedging banks on deal contingent hedges entered into in connection with private equity transactions.
Representing a hedging bank in connection with a landmark US$20 billion project financing of Mozambique's first onshore LNG development, Mozambique LNG.
Representation of Hertz on the hedging aspects of the refinancing of its European and Australian ABS in connection with its Chapter 11 protection filing in May 2020.
Advising Natixis on the establishment of its 2021 UK Debt Issuance for the issuance of retail structured products in the UK. Providing ongoing advice to Natixis on the UK regulatory aspects of issuances thereunder.
Advising the hedging banks on a major refinancing by Energetický a průmyslový holding, a.s. of its financing arrangements.
Ongoing advice to Eskom on the hedging aspects of its financing arrangements.
Represented CACIB on several synthetic securitisation transactions.
CACIB on the issuance of notes under its flagship PREMIUM Programme, including the annual update of such programme.
Societe Generale on the issuance of credit linked notes and deposit linked notes under its flagship Structured Notes Programme.
A boutique Middle Eastern arranger on the establishment of a repackaged note programme and the issuance of credit linked notes linked to frontier jurisdictions thereunder.
A leading French investment bank in its capacity as hedge counterparty on a series of RMBS transactions.
Representation of a top-tier French bank as perfect asset swap provider to a number of European CLO issuances by leading European and US investment managers.
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Rising Star – Legal 500, 2022: Derivatives & Structured Products
Legal 500 UK 2022: Derivatives & Structured Products:
'Phillan Amin is a technical and flexible lawyer who provides considered commercial advice…in an organised and practical way.'
'Phillan Amin is a great capital markets associate. Great energy.'
'Ingrid York, Nate Crowley and Phillan Amin provide consistently outstanding legal support. Attention to detail is first-rate with a thorough understanding of derivatives products and regulatory issues as well as always being mindful of client requirements.'
"[Ingrid York] has a good team including the very good Phillan Amin who has proved himself very good at managing difficult matters on challenging timeframes."
"Nathaniel and Phillan handled superbly the day-to-day work of negotiating with banks and providing us with explanations, negotiating strategy and market experience. We felt that the our position as the client was well represented and are happy with the negotiated documents. Communication was always regular and transparent."