Structured Products

Our structured product lawyers advise on innovative products and structures in both public and private transactions.

Our clients include banks and financial institutions, insurance companies, hedge funds and corporates from a range of business sectors. The broad financial markets expertise and experience of our structured products team is well suited to advising on complex cross-border structured transactions.

Our structured products team combines the knowledge and experience of our capital markets, derivatives and securitisation experts with that of our regulatory, tax, real estate, corporate, insurance and insolvency specialists.

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Our experience includes advising:

Deutsche Bank AG, London, as the arranger, on the repackaging of a USD100,000,000 convertible murabaha facility between Gulf Finance House B.S.C. and Sonata Securities S.A., by way of an issue by Sonata Securities S.A. of USD100,000,000 secured limited recourse exchangeable bonds exchangeable into the ordinary voting shares of Gulf Finance House B.S.C.

Goldman Sachs as lead arranger on the issue of notes of up to USD613,000,000 due 2018 by three issuers, UHL (A) (SPV) Limited, UHL (B) (SPV) Limited and UHL (C) (SPV) Limited, secured over the shares each issuer holds in a company set up as a joint venture with Danone S.A. in respect of the joint venture parties' merged business in the CIS, and also over a put option granted by Danone S.A. to each of the issuers over their shares in the joint venture company.

Magnetar Financial LLC in connection with the subscription by various of its investment funds for Irish-listed credit linked notes issued by Jano Project Finance (2010-1) Limited, an Irish-incorporated special purpose company.

Citadel on the restructuring of its investment in Camaieu S.A., a French listed company. The restructuring involved Citadel exchanging interests in the shares of Camaieu for leveraged finance debt and quasi-equity in holding companies of Camaieu.

Diageo plc on a contribution of £367,000,000 to its defined benefit pension scheme and a subsequent investment by the pension scheme in a partnership structure backed by maturing whisky assets of the Diageo group.

AEGON as one of the syndicate of reinsurers hedging the exposure of Deutsche Bank under its longevity swap with the Trustees of the Rolls-Royce pension fund. The longevity swap relates to £3 billion of the fund's liabilities to approximately 37,000 pensioners.