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"The attorneys at Cadwalader have really mastered the art of securitization" - Chambers USA

Since 1985, Cadwalader has facilitated the issuance of billions of dollars of asset-backed securities. This practice, which has grown beyond traditional asset classes, now encompasses the entire range of emerging and niche asset classes, including: 12b-1 fees; airplane loans; annuity contracts; cell phone towers commercial loans; dealer notes and floor plan financing; equipment and automobile leases; franchise receivables; government receivables; insurance-related assets; manufactured housing; music and publishing royalties; pharmacy and health care receivables; solar assets; student loans; tax liens; taxi medallions; and trade receivables.

With unparalleled experience in securitization, garnered from participation in an exceptional number of transactions and industry leadership, Cadwalader attorneys have not only the legal expertise and judgment required for complex securitization matters but the sophisticated business perspective necessary in today's constantly evolving economic environment. In recognition of Cadwalader's level of experience in capital markets financings, the firm is consistently ranked by independent commentators and in league tables as one of the top securitization and structured finance law firms in the nation.

Whether in their capacities as issuers, underwriters or in other roles, banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions call upon Cadwalader to help them develop new products and structure and to devise cross-border structures in Europe, Asia and Latin America. Similarly, leading industry reporters and commentators - including those from Asset Backed Alert, Commercial Mortgage Alert, The Daily Deal, Derivatives Week, the Financial Times, Global Finance, International Securitisation Report, Securitization News, and others - seek the insight and perspective of our lawyers on complex legal issues.

Securitization requires the close cooperation of attorneys of numerous disciplines. Cadwalader's securitization team integrates attorneys from other disciplines to advise clients concerning the issues that arise in the course of securitization transactions, including those with expertise in real estate, corporate, securities and commodities regulation, bankruptcy, tax, banking, pension plan regulation, and ERISA to name a few.


 
 
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Insurers Seek Enforcement of State Law Protections for City of Detroit GO Bonds
, November 13, 2013
On November 8, 2013, three monoline insurers of the City's general obligation bonds commenced adversary proceedings in the City of Detroit bankruptcy case. Through these actions, the monoline insurers seek to compel enforcement of the status quo for the general obligation bonds by requiring the...

Risk Retention for Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs): Re-Proposal Fact Sheet
, September 03, 2013
On August 28, 2013, the federal agencies (the “Applicable Regulators”) responsible for implementing regulations under Dodd-Frank re-proposed rules for risk retention requirements in ABS transactions, including CLO transactions. The re-proposal comes more than two years after the...

ESMA Consults on the Extra-Territorial Application of EMIR
, August 16, 2013
On 17 July 2013, the European Securities and Markets Authority (“ESMA”) published a consultation paper (the “Consultation Paper”) on draft regulatory technical standards (“RTS”) aimed at implementing certain provisions of the European Markets Infrastructure...

Section 377 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and Bank ‘Bail In’: Insurance Wine in Bank Bottles!
, June 05, 2013
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