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James Doyle


James Doyle

James Doyle heads our global debt capital markets practice. He provides a wide spectrum of advice, primarily focusing on derivatives and structured finance. This includes assisting clients with sophisticated financial products, including securitised derivatives, repackagings, funding structures and associated regulatory advice. James works with financial institutions, government agencies, corporates, asset managers and funds across the world.

His broad experience in working with many different asset classes allows James to deliver a timely and cost efficient solution for new and innovative products. He also participates in international seminars and conferences. Legal 500 states that the ‘helpful and responsive’ James Doyle is 'the market leader for ECA wraps'. IFLR 1000 states that he is 'exceptionally knowledgeable in the business area. We had some very complex transactions but the team led by James were very knowledgeable. James has a sixth sense, very much on the ball', and that he is 'excellent at identifying obstacles at an early stage in a transaction and proposing creative solutions'.

'James has strong technical skills. He is excellent at identifying obstacles at an early stage in a transaction and proposing creative solutions'

IFLR 1000

Representative experience

Advising Société Générale on establishing its €75BN structured warrants issuance programme.

Advising Ernst & Young LLP as receivers of the Sigma SIV.

Advising Hannover Re on Merlin CDO I B.V., the first synthetic CDO to securitise the credit risk of reinsurance contracts.

Advising UK Export Finance (ECGD) as guarantor on a series of notes issued in connection with support to British exporters.

Advising UK Export Finance on the capital markets aspects of a US$913m Sukuk issuance for the acquisition of Airbus A380-800 aircraft.

Education and admissions


  • The College of Law
  • University College London
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