Securitization expert Rupert Wall joined Sidley Austin LLP as a partner in the law firm’s global finance practice in London.

Wall, recently named “Finance Team of the Year” at The Lawyer Awards 2015, brings a broad range of structured finance experience to Sidley’s securitization and structured finance practice.

In particular, he has led the structuring and restructuring of securitization deals across a broad range of asset classes, including trade receivables, credit-card receivables, auto loans, vehicle rental fleets and mortgage loans, and a broad range of structures, including CLOs, ABCP conduits and whole business securitizations.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Wall was previously a partner at Weil, Gotshal and Manges; prior to that he was a secondee at Barclays Capital and an associate at Freshfield Bruckhaus Derigner.

“Legal directories recognize Sidley's Global Finance group year on year as a leading structured finance and securitization practice, and Rupert’s broad experience will be a valuable addition to the experience of our own highly regarded team of finance lawyers,” Matthew Dening, London office managing partner and co-leader of Sidley’s Global Finance practice, said in a press release.

Wall is the author or co-author of several academic and commercial guides to securitization, including the England & Wales chapter of the “International Comparative Legal Guide to Securitization” and “Practical Law’s Q&A Guide to Structured Lending and Securitization in England and Wales.

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