James Jirtle



James advises arrangers, sponsors, issuers and investors in connection with collateralised loan obligations (CLOs) and other structured finance transactions, and provides advice on risk retention and other related regulatory matters.

James's experience includes advising:

  • Arrangers and managers on over 40 EUR CLOs.
  • Issuers and investors in connection with the warehousing and securitisation of various assets, including trade receivables, consumer loans, telco receivables and physical commodities.
  • Issuers, arrangers and investors on compliance with European securitisation regulation requirements.
  • Borrowers on corporate bonds and private debt transactions.
  • James’s recent engagements include:

    • Advising Morgan Stanley as arranger of CLOs for various managers, including Aegon Asset Management, CarVal Asset Management, Cross Ocean Advisers, Fidelity International, Oak Hill Advisors, Partners Group, PGIM and White Star Asset Management.
    • Advising Trafigura in connection with the issuance of $500 million medium term notes by Trafigura Securitisation Finance plc.
    • Representing a recruitment finance fintech in connection with a private, multi-jurisdictional securitisation of receivables.
    • Representing investors in a cross-border private securitisation of commodities receivables.
    • Advising investors on the ground-breaking $125 million securitization by Syco Entertainment of intellectual property in the "Got Talent" Franchise.
    • Advising Enel Finance International N.V. and Enel S.p.A. in connection with the issuance of a $4 billion U.S. dollar sustainability linked bond.