Global ABS

AFM and IMN

Sponsored Event | June.06.2017 - June.08.2017

Barcelona, Spain

Orrick is proud to be a sponsor of AFME and IMN’s 21st Annual Global ABS, taking place 6-8 June 2017, in Barcelona, Spain. The 2017 program closely examines the impact of major global regulatory initiatives and political developments, and how the securitization market will adapt to these volatile times.

For the first time, this year Global ABS will feature a full day’s coverage on European NPLs, called the 'NPLs Fast Track', taking place on 8 June. Orrick partner Gianrico Giannesi will participate in a panel on Italian NPLs on Thursday afternoon.  Please join us for this interesting panel and we hope to see you at the conference.

Orrick participants at the conference include:

CLE Credits Available: N

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Practice:

  • Structured Finance
  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Financial & Structured Products
  • Derivatives
  • Banking & Finance
  • Corporate
  • Swaps and Other Hedges

Olivier Bernard Partner Structured Finance, Debt Capital Markets

Paris

Olivier Bernard, partner in Orrick’s Paris office, is a structured finance lawyer.

Olivier advises French and international financial institutions, insurers, funds and other alternative capital providers, as well as borrowers, on structured finance, debt capital markets and securitization transactions, in relation to a variety of assets, including real estate, transportation fleets and infrastructure.

He has been involved on a number of groundbreaking multi-jurisdictional transactions, privately or publicly placed.

Before joining Orrick in 2016 as a partner, Olivier was counsel in the finance department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

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Practice:

  • Structured Finance
  • Fintech

Annalisa Dentoni-Litta Partner Structured Finance, Fintech

Rome; Milan

Annalisa Dentoni-Litta is a partner with the Finance team and is based in the Rome Office. She has wide experience in structured finance, securitizations and covered-bond transactions with a focus on public finance and Italian local public entities.

Her structured finance experience includes advice to arrangers, issuers and originators in relation to a number of public and private securitizations, both domestic and cross-border, as well as receivables purchase transactions, involving various types of receivables, including RMBS, consumer loans, healthcare receivables, tax and trade receivables.

She assists on several covered-bond programmes established by Italian banks.

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Practice:

  • Structured Finance
  • Banking & Finance

Gianrico Giannesi Partner Structured Finance, Banking & Finance

Rome

Gianrico Giannesi is an Italian qualified lawyer based in Orrick’s Rome office. He is Deputy Head of the Italian Finance team.

His practice is focused on debt capital market and structured finance transactions, with a particular emphasis on CMBS, RMBS, CBO transactions, securitisation of leasing, consumer loans, commercial receivables, public receivables, trade receivables, healthcare receivables, tax receivables and non performing receivables.

Gianrico is also specialised in Minibond issuance, having advised the main Minibond market players on several of the first Minibond issues on the Italian market.

He regularly advises the leading Italian and international banks acting as arrangers, lead managers and originators.

Gianrico is ranked among the key individuals in Chambers and Partners (Europe) in Banking & Finance and Debt Capital Markets: Securitisation. In The Legal 500 (EMEA), he is considered among the key advisers for Debt Capital Markets.

He is a lecturer in Master courses organised by LUISS Business School University (Rome) and is regular speaker at conferences and seminars on financial law topics.

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Practice:

  • Structured Finance
  • Banking & Finance

Patrizio Messina Partner Structured Finance, Banking & Finance

Rome; Milan

Patrizio Messina is a dual qualified lawyer (England and Wales, and Italy), a senior legal expert in International Business and Finance with specific regional focus on Europe (Italy and Greece), Africa (Gabon and Ivory Coast) and South America (Venezuela). Patrizio Messina serves as Managing Director of Orrick’s European Offices and is member of the Firm’s Management Committee.

Patrizio is visiting professor at the MBA of the LUISS Business School in “Legal Aspects of International Business Finance”.

Patrizio represents governments, large public companies, global leading banking and financial groups, hedge and private equity funds on complex and pioneering finance transactions.

Patrizio is a deep expert in Debt Capital Markets transactions spreading from Corporate bonds, Eurobonds, Mini-bonds, EMTN and private placements, to asset finance and securitizations as well as other structured financings collateralized by a large variety of performing and non-performing assets.

His experience includes sophisticated banking deals, leveraged finance and tailored funding arrangements.

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Practice:

  • Structured Finance
  • Asset Backed Securities
  • Mortgage Related Securities
  • Derivatives

Sushila Nayak Partner Structured Finance, Asset Backed Securities

London; New York

Sushila Nayak has represented issuers, underwriters, placement agents and collateral managers in connection with the issuance and restructuring of various structured finance products, derivatives transactions and debt offerings in Europe and the United States.

Sushila’s experience includes: 

  • Acting for issuers and arrangers in numerous CLO transactions
  • Acting for swap counterparties in negotiating and documenting various types of derivatives transactions
  • Acting for high yield bond issuers in primary and secondary note issuances 
  • Acting for borrowers and lenders in secured and unsecured lending transactions
  • Acting for a special servicer in the restructuring of a European CMBS transaction
  • Acting for a private equity fund investing in emerging market companies and for a European telecommunications company in its formation of a $23 billion NYSE-listed emerging market mobile operator, U.S. registered and Russian exchange offers, and transfer of its assets in Russia and Ukraine.
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Practice:

  • Structured Finance
  • Banking & Finance

Judith Rousvoal Associate Structured Finance, Banking & Finance

Paris

Judith Rousvoal is a banking and finance lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.

Judith advises French and international banks, financial institutions on project finance, structured finance as well as on complex infrastructure projects. 

Prior to joining Orrick, Judith was an associate for two years in the Banking & Finance department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and for five years in the Securization department of Gide Loyrette Nouel.
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Practice:

  • Structured Finance
  • Asset Backed Securities
  • Derivatives
  • Swaps and Other Hedges
  • Fintech

Al Sawyers Partner Structured Finance, Asset Backed Securities

New York

Al Sawyers, a partner in Orrick’s New York office, is co-head of Orrick’s global Finance business unit. His practice focuses on the creation of derivative securities, structured financial products, and repackaged asset-backed, corporate and municipal securities. He previously served as chair of Orrick’s Structured Finance Practice.

Al represents issuers and underwriters in the issuance of credit-linked notes, collateralized bond obligations, synthetic convertible bonds and synthetic money market eligible securities. He also works with clients entering into various swap agreements, such as interest rate, credit default, currency and equity swaps, and has authored alerts on various financial industry-related topics, including the Dodd-Frank Act.

Al has been ranked by Chambers and Partners both globally and nationally in the structured products category. Legal500 has noted Al for his work in structured finance, quoting a client who stated that he has "impressive expertise in all facets of securitization in general, which is immensely helpful when we are working on complex transactions." The International Financial Law Review has also recognized Al for his work in structured finance and securitization. Euromoney notes him as an expert in Banking, Financial and Transactional Law: Structured Finance and Securitization.


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Practice:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Structured Finance
  • Real Estate Finance

Laure Seror Associate Banking & Finance, Structured Finance

Paris

Laure Seror is a banking and finance lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.

Laure advises French and international banks and financial institutions as well as sponsors and borrowers on French and cross-border structured finance, infrastructure and real estate finance transactions.

Prior to joining Orrick, Laure was an associate for five years in the Banking & Finance department of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.

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Practice:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Capital Markets
  • Structured Finance
  • Energy

Hervé Touraine Partner Banking & Finance, Capital Markets

Paris

Hervé Touraine, partner in Orrick’s Paris office, is Head of Finance Europe.

Hervé represents French and international financial institutions, corporates, sponsors, investors, insurance companies, asset managers and alternative capital providers on French and cross borders transactions. He advises on banking, structured finance, securitization, and capital markets transactions.

Hervé has worked on numerous complex, strategic and/or innovative transactions (including many firsts in France and Europe) such as international securitization transactions, covered bonds, corporate structured bonds, project bonds, debt funds and the establishment of dedicated origination and refinancing platforms. He also acted on transactions for financing or refinancing purposes (including liquidity), and for off-balance sheet or regulatory capital purposes. As such, he has developed particular skills in handling multi-jurisdictions and multi-practices transactions.

He has developed a substantial experience in the energy and infrastructure sector in the context of financing and refinancing transactions, using classical bank structures as well as Euro PP, bond and project bond structures, specialized credit institutions and dedicated debt funds.

Hervé is described by his clients as a “key person” for structured finance deals, noting: “when we've got a problem, he's there. We know we can count on him”. Clients further comment: “He is dedicated and innovative, and an expert in is field. We see him as a business partner of ours, rather than a lawyer”.

Hervé is an active participant in drafting securitization and structured finance legislation and regulations in France. Hervé regularly publishes and speaks in relation to structure finance markets and related point of interest and deals.

Before joining Orrick in 2016, Hervé was a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP where he worked for 20 years, including 18 years as a partner.