Allen & Overy has expanded its U.S. securitization capabilities  by naming Ed De Sear as a partner in its international capital group the firm announced today. 

With over 30 years of capital markets and structured finance experience, De Sear helped to create and structure many of the earliest ABS transactions.

Based in the company’s New York office, the new hire will work alongside partner Lawton Camp to strengthen the securitization practice. Additionally, he will collaborate with partner Cathleen McLaughlin, who specializes in Latin American securitization deals.

De Sear specializes  in  both the domestic and international ABS sectors, having closed multiple cross-border and emerging market securitizations including deals in Latin America and Turkey. He has additional experience in dealer floor plan receivables, mutual fund fees, tobacco settlement and quota payments, life settlements, distressed assets, film rights and non-U.S. future flows.

"With the extraordinary amount of recent regulatory change in the U.S. and Europe, Ed's extensive experience in international securitization and bank finance will be invaluable to Allen & Overy's clients,” Camp  said. “It is very exciting to have Ed joining the ICM practice."

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