The trainer is an expert in structured finance, specialising in securitisation, real estate finance, banking, capital markets, derivatives, structured products and financial regulation.
She is a consultant, keynote speaker, business adviser, author and trainer who has practised law for nearly 20 years in the banking & finance industry. She has spent her career advising some of the most prestigious global financial institutions, such as Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citigroup & Credit Suisse. Her primary role was to manage the legal risk globally across the various businesses within an investment bank. As a trainer, she now designs and leads training workshops for senior lawyers, law firm partners, accountants, bankers and various senior executives.
She has been actively involved in the creation of innovative structured transactions; structuring, drafting and negotiating complex financings, including complex repo facilities, hybrid structured products with multiple embedded derivatives, repackaging, synthetic CLOs and regulatory-driven structured transactions; all types of securitisation transactions and restructuring them; supervision of large scale remediation project involving the mis-selling of interest rate swaps, financial regulatory projects and financial litigation.
She holds a Law LL.B (Hons) degree from University College London (UCL) and has worked in the Finance Know-How team at Clifford Chance. She trained at Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP and worked on a number of award-winning transactions involving repackaging, securitisations and US corporate securities. She practised as a solicitor at Linklaters LLP in Singapore and has also worked in New York and Hong Kong.
Returning to London, she spent around 5 years at Allen & Overy LLP. She advised on a wide range of issues, including; swaps, insolvencies, disclosure matters under the Prospectus Directive, US 144A SEC-registered deals, real estate finance, master trusts, CMBS and RMBS securitisations and Opco/Propco structures for loan securitisations. She was seconded to Credit Suisse to work on the Real Estate Finance trading desk where she worked on loan origination, leverage finance and acquisition finance deals. Later she was seconded to Citibank, where she advised on LMA loans, highly structured real estate finance transactions, risk mitigation and syndication.
In 2007, she moved to Credit Suisse as in-house legal counsel, advising on structured capital markets, derivatives, structured negotiation and structured products including fund-linked products, a range of exotic trades, CDOs, CLOs, repos and other highly structured financing transactions conducted during and after the credit crunch. She structured and documented trades that achieved the required regulatory capital and balance sheet treatment using a combination of techniques such as credit default swaps, call options or unfunded loan participations.
She started working as a specialist consultant in 2009, advising her clients on complex projects involving legal, operational, regulatory and compliance matters on derivatives and structured products.