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October 09, 2012
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP (Cadwalader), a leading counsellor to global financial institutions and corporations, today announced that Stephen Day, a veteran structured finance and securitization attorney, has joined the London Office as Partner in the firm’s Capital Markets practice.
“Stephen is an extremely accomplished Capital Markets attorney with deep experience in both UK and US complex cross-border securitization and structured finance,” said W. Christopher White, Chairman of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. “His guidance has shaped multiple high profile restructurings in London and elsewhere and he will bring our clients invaluable counsel while further diversifying our Capital Markets capabilities.”
Stephen joins Cadwalader from Mayer Brown where he was a Partner in the finance department. In his career he has acted as counsel for global financial institutions, sponsors, investors, restructuring professionals and corporations. Working in both the US and Europe with a focus on complex cross border deals, he has advised on a range of transactions including structuring conduits, SIVs, whole business transactions, intellectual property financing and securitization of almost all asset classes; most recently closing ‘market first’ Auto and Credit Card deals in new markets.
Gregory Petrick, Managing Partner of the firm’s London office and Head of its European and Asian Restructuring Practice, said, “We are thrilled to have Stephen on board. Building on the work of our existing team, Stephen brings the international knowledge and local expertise which our UK clients need to navigate the wide range of complex issues presented by today’s challenging financial markets.”
Stephen began his career in New York at Curtis Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle in 2000. He joined Mayer Brown in London 2002 and was appointed partner in 2008. “I am delighted to be joining Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, particularly at this exciting time of growth and expansion in London” said Stephen Day. “The Firm has a prestigious reputation with a preeminent capital markets practice and I am looking forward to helping contribute to its further success.”
Stephen received his LLB from The London School of Economics and Political Science in 1998, an LLM from New York University School of Law in 1999 and an LPC (post graduate legal practice degree) from the College of Law, London in 2000. Stephen is qualified to practice law in England & Wales as well as New York.