Brian advises on a wide range of finance matters including securitisations, CLOs, covered bonds, restructurings, refinancings, portfolio acquisitions, warehouse facilities, asset-based lending and secured loan transactions.
Brian has also completed secondments to the securitisation team at Barclays’ investment bank and to our New York office.
Legal 500 UK distinguishes Brian as “highly recommended” for securitisation.
Representative experience includes advising:
- Apollo on their first European CLOs of 2014 and 2016
- Barclays as the most significant stakeholder in the Theatre 1 and Theatre 2 whole business securitisations relating to General Healthcare Group (value in excess of £1.5 billion), which Debtwire described as arguably the most complex European securitisation restructuring ever. Advice included enforcement strategies, negotiating extensions of the deal and advising on complex restructuring proposals relating not just to the securitisations, but to the entire capital structure and the drafting of a bespoke restructuring of the hedging arrangements
- Numerous funds and financing banks on NPL portfolio acquisitions and financings across Europe including Project River, Project Phoenix, Project Leinster & Munster, Project Finn, Project Neptune, Project Rapide and Project Goya
- Barclays as arranger and dealers’ counsel on Barclays’ Gracechurch credit card master trust securitisation programme. Dealers advised in addition to Barclays include Citi, J.P. Morgan, and Lloyds Banking Group
- The dealers on Lloyds’ Permanent mortgage master trust securitisation programme including Lloyds and J.P. Morgan on the Permanent 2015-1 RMBS transaction
- General Motors on complex derivatives issues relating to its acquisition of GMAC’s European entities, including numerous structured finance positions
- The sponsor on the ALBA 2015-1 RMBS transaction
- Lloyds as dealers’ counsel on Lloyds’ Penarth credit card master trust securitisation programme. Dealers advised in addition to Lloyds include Barclays, Citi, J.P. Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley