LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Rupert Wall has joined the firm as a partner in its Global Finance practice in London. Recognized in legal directories as one of the brightest young partners in the London market, Mr. Wall brings a broad range of structured finance experience to Sidley’s market-leading securitization and structured finance practice, recently named “Finance Team of the Year” at The Lawyer Awards 2015. In particular, Mr. Wall has led the structuring and restructuring of securitization deals across a broad range of asset classes, including trade receivables, credit-card receivables, auto loans, vehicle rental fleets and mortgage loans, and a broad range of structures, including CLOs, ABCP conduits and whole business securitizations.
“Rupert's decision to join us is very good news for the Global Finance group – particularly for us here in London, but also for the group's lawyers in the U.S. and the Asia-Pacific region,” said Matthew Dening, London office managing partner and co-leader of Sidley’s Global Finance practice in London. “Legal directories recognize Sidley's Global Finance group year on year as a leading structured finance and securitization practice, and Rupert’s broad experience will be a valuable addition to the experience of our own highly regarded team of finance lawyers.”
Mr. Wall is the author or co-author of several academic and commercial guides to securitization, including the England & Wales chapter of the “International Comparative Legal Guide to Securitization” and “Practical Law’s Q&A Guide to Structured Lending and Securitization in England and Wales.” He is also recognized as a Leading Individual for Securitization and recommended for Derivatives & Structured Products in Legal 500 UK.
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