Louisa Watt

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Experience & Credentials
 

Practice Areas

  • Debt & Claims Trading
  • Distressed Finance
  • Financial Restructuring
  • Distressed Investing and Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Distressed Structured Products
 
EducationLiverpool University, England (LL.B., honors in law 1998); College of Law, Chester (Diploma in Legal Practice, 1999)
 
Admitted2002, England and Wales
 
Biography

Louisa Watt is a partner in Cadwalader's Financial Restructuring Group and head of the firm's Debt and Claims Trading Practice.

Louisa has more than 10 years' experience representing investment funds, bank lenders, brokerage firms and other financial institutions in the acquisition and sale of syndicated bank loans, debt instruments, derivatives claims, bond claims and deposit related trades throughout Europe, the United States and Asia. She is recognised as a leading authority on secondary loan trading in distressed situations and has extensive experience in the creation of bespoke documentation for complex cross-border trading transactions.

She advises clients on a wide variety of legal matters affecting distressed and par trading transactions under the LMA and LSTA regimes, including the review and analysis of credit documentation, claims trading analysis and execution, and advising on loan-to-own strategies and non-performing loan portfolio investments.

Louisa is currently an active participant in the Loan Market Association. She serves on an LMA trading documentation committee that continually reviews and updates the market standard documentation for par and distressed debt transactions, as well as an LMA confidentiality committee that advises on issues of confidentiality affecting the loan market.

Before joining Cadwalader, Louisa was a partner at Richards, Kibbe & Orbe LLP, where she served as a member of the Executive Committee.

Experience

Recent significant engagements include the representation of:
•Creditors of the insolvent Icelandic banks formerly known as Glitnir Banki hf., Landsbanki islands hf. and Kaupthing Bank hf.; Lehman Brothers International (Europe) In Administration and other Lehman entities; Arcapita Bank BSC; the Spanish real estate companies Alteco and Mag Import S.L. (Gecina); and MF Global U.K. (in Special Administration), MF Global Holdings Ltd. (in Chapter 11 proceedings), MF Global Australia Limited (in Liquidation) and MF Global Singapore Pte. Limited.
•Funds in the acquisition of Greek and German Schuldscheindarlehen and Genussscheine.
•Acquirers of par and distressed debt in Asia, Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Scandinavia, as well as the U.K. and U.S.
•Goldman Sachs in the creation of its bespoke LMA trading documentation.

News & Resources

NEWS

News Releases

Lion I Re Catastrophe Bond Named Non-Life Transaction of the Year by Trading Risk

Jun 19, 2015

Recent Press

Cadwalader Retains Top Spot in Commercial MBS Representations

Jan 23, 2015

Recognition

Cadwalader Retains Top Spot in Commercial MBS Representations

Jan 30, 2015

RESOURCES

Clients & Friends Memos

Final Credit Risk Retention Requirements for Asset-Backed Securities Transactions

Oct 30, 2014

Books

The Handbook of Insurance-Linked Securities

The Handbook of Insurance-Linked Securities provides information on a type of securities, which, by combining elements of insurance and capital markets, provide an alternative channel for transferring risk and raising capital.

Events

SIFMA's Insurance and Risk Linked Securities Conference

Mar 03, 2015

 
ISLN917032422
 

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Tawnee Ebbs,Louisa Watt, April 17, 2015
The Loan Market Association (“LMA”) Standard Terms & Conditions for Par & Distressed Trade Transactions (Bank Debt/Claims) (the “Terms and Conditions”) are the recommended set of terms published by the LMA and commonly used for the trading of loans and claims in the...
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Louisa Watt

69 Old Broad Street
London EC2M 1QS
 

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