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Oliver West

Senior Associate

Oliver West

Oliver is based in the firm's London office. His practice is focussed on derivatives, securities lending transactions and structured products.Oliver works on both transactional and advisory matters. On the transactional side, Oliver advises a variety of corporates and financial institutions. Oliver has experience in structured products, hedging facilities and bespoke financing trades. On the advisory side, Oliver assists clients with various regulatory compliance issues and on questions of capacity, enforceability and close-out.

In addition, Oliver is a keen advisor to various pro bono clients, particularly in relation to financing transactions. With vast experience both in private practice and in house, Oliver understands his clients' objectives and is focussed on achieving them in a constructive manner. In a dynamic market that relies on efficiency, Oliver is reliable and responsive, and his advice is straightforward and practical.

Representative Experience

Advising various corporate and banking clients in relation to hedging arrangements for various public and private, rated and unrated secured lending transactions.

Advising various bank clients in connection with their proposed entry into OTC derivative contracts with international organisations and non-private sector entities.

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

Advising insurance and banking clients on various hedging and lending-based derivatives transactions including an index-based longevity swap covering €12bn of longevity reserves.

Advising an established charity in connection with its grant agreement financing arrangements.

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