Sanjev Warna-kula-suriya

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  • London 
  • One Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8YY
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Sanjev advises on capital markets, derivatives, restructuring, securitisation and structured finance matters.

He has acted for leading financial institutions and investment funds, as well as a number of corporates, on a broad range of capital raising and investment transactions, including:

  • debt, equity-linked and hybrid capital markets issues
  • securitisations (RMBS, CMBS, CLOs and Synthetic CDOs)
  • derivatives (OTC and Exchange-Traded)
  • distressed investments and restructurings
  • cross-border structured finance

Highlights include advising:

  • Cable & Wireless Communications on its high yield bond issue
  • Nordea on the restructuring of its CMBS issue
  • Telenor on its Euro MTN Programme
  • Apollo, Citadel, Fortress, Magnetar and Och-Ziff on investments in a range of performing and distressed financial assets and platforms
  • Deutche Bank in relation to the acquisition and disposal, and financing, of a range of financial assets
  • financial institutions relating to legal aspects of eurozone crisis

Sanjev's recent work includes advising:

  • an investment fund on an EU compliant structure in relation to the collateralized loan obligation of a US loan portfolio (Jan 2015)
  • a bank on the sale of its mortgage portfolio and business (Jan 2015)
  • an investment fund on the auction purchase of a commercial real estate loan portfolio (Dec 2014)
  • an investment fund on the establishment of a joint venture to invest in structured credit assets (Dec 2014)
  • an investment fund on an investment in the synthetic CDO of a bank's corporate loan portfolio (Nov 2014)

He is listed as a leading individual in the 'Capital Markets: Structured Finance & Derivatives' section of both Chambers UK, 2015  and Chambers Global, 2015; and also in the 'Securitisation' section of The Legal 500, 2014.

Sanjev is a member of various working groups established by FMLC and AFME.

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