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Julian Craughan

Partner
London

Julian Craughan

Julian Craughan focuses on structured finance and capital market transactions. Over the years he has advised key participants (including lenders, arrangers, originators and swap providers) on these transactions in the United Kingdom and across Continental Europe. Julian's involvement in the structured finance market has covered a wide variety of asset classes including consumer receivables, trade receivables, commercial mortgages, residential mortgages and infrastructure assets. He has also acted on many automotive receivables securitisations in Europe including lease, hire purchase and dealer floor plan transactions.

His current areas of focus include, SME and online or marketplace lending securitisations. Regulatory developments have been high on the agenda in both the securitisation and derivatives markets over the last few years and Julian has advised, spoken and written widely on the regulatory developments affecting these markets. This experience is underlined by Julian's ranking as a leading individual for securitisation by Legal 500 and as a 'ranked lawyer' for securitisation by Chambers & Partners. With clients noting to Chambers that Julian 'is fully aware of all the trends so we always feel we are ahead of the curve'.

Representative Experience

Advising the lender on £200m private securitization of UK automotive hire purchase receivables as part of the acquisition of an origination and servicing platform.

Advising Volkswagen Financial Services on Driver UK two, its £1.2bn securitization of UK automotive receivables through Driver UK Multi-Compartment S.A.

Advising the lender on a US$ 260m private securitization of Swiss automotive receivables.

Advising the arranger and cross currency rate swap provider on a US$1bn private securitization of French operating lease receivables.

Advising the acquirer and junior lender on the acquisition and securitization of Dutch mortgage loan portfolio, funded through a Luxembourg securitization vehicle.

Advising Ford Credit Europe on its retail and wholesale automotive securitizations in the UK and Ireland since 2004.

Advising on the securitization of a US$200m life insurance policy portfolio purchased through a UK securitization vehicle.

Advising the lenders on the restructuring of three UK residential mortgage warehouse facilities, including perfection of assignments and transfer of servicing.

Advising the purchaser on a €284m debt tender offer for commercial mortgage backed securities.

Advising NATS, the UK air traffic control provider, on it £946m combined guaranteed bond and bank refinancing.

Advising the arranger and funder on a £130m senior financing of the acquisition of UK second charge mortgage loan portfolio.

Advising the joint lead arrangers on a securitisation of UK automotive receivables (transaction pending).

Advising on the securitization of a US$200m life insurance policy portfolio purchased through a UK securitization vehicle.

Advising Volkswagen Financial Services on Driver UK three, its £389.9m securitisation of UK automotive receivables through Driver UK Multi-Compartment S.A.

Advising Volkswagen Financial Services on Driver UK Master, its £10bn securitisation programme of UK automotive receivables through Driver UK Master S.A.

Advised Santander Consumer Finance Oy on SCF Rahoituspalvelut I DAC, a €439m Finnish automotive receivables securitization.

Education and admissions

Education

  • LL.B., University College London

2015

Julian Craughan has a flourishing securitisation practice, which includes knowledge of RMBS, CMBS and trade receivables. A client remarks: "When I deal with him, there is no doubt in my mind that he will come to a resolution on something and that he will

Chambers UK

2014

The 'efficient and reliable' Julian Craughan

Legal 500 UK

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