Cadwalader was named CMBS Law Firm of the Year at GlobalCapital’s annual U.S. Securitization Awards.
GlobalCapital is a news and data service focused on the international capital markets. The awards recognize the best banks, issuers, investors, law firms and deals as chosen by clients and peers.
Cadwalader also advised on a pair of award-winning transactions – Wells Fargo’s CMBS Deal of the Year win for WFCM 2016-BNK1, and Credit Suisse’s CLO Deal of the Year win for Madison Park Funding XXI. In addition, firm clients Bank of America Merrill Lynch and JP Morgan were recognized with awards for Securitization and CMBS, respectively.
Cadwalader’s Capital Markets Group features attorneys in New York, Charlotte and London. The team advises clients on a broad range of transactions, including warehousing loans, structuring debt and mainstream CMBS, as well as corporate and commercial real estate CLOs, and asset-backed securitizations.
The firm was ranked number one legal advisor to issuers and underwriters of commercial MBS offerings in 2016 by Commercial Mortgage Alert, marking Cadwalader’s 17th consecutive year as leading issuer counsel. In 2016, the firm also topped all three – Global, U.S. and European – Creditflux CLO Arranger Counsel tables, and was ranked among the leading manager counsel in all three geographic categories. In addition, the firm was recognized as the “Top Underwriter Counsel for U.S. CLOs” in the Asset-Backed Alert rankings and was named “Top CLO Arranger Counsel” in the Creditflux Scrolls of Excellence for 2016. The Financial Times has lauded the firm as “highly commended,” citing its role in the first CLO structures to facilitate financings by asset managers under both European and U.S. risk retention rules.
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