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May 06, 2021
Cadwalader attorneys Samantha Hutchinson and Suzanne Bell have been recognized as industry leaders among the 2021 IFLR1000 Women Leaders.
The annual guide, in its fourth edition, represents the “most prominent female lawyers” working within their jurisdictions in IFLR’s researched areas of financial and corporate transactions and contract, licensing and regulatory project work. As IFLR explains, “This is an elite group of lawyers with outstanding reputations within their markets who either have expertise and experience of working on complex deals, or who have risen to hold leadership roles with their firms or their practices.”
London-based Fund Finance partner Samantha Hutchinson advises both financial institutions and private markets managers on the full range of fund finance products across all asset classes. Hutchinson has advised on some of the largest subscription and leverage deals in the market, including a $2 billion secondary financing for a leading European secondary manager, a $1.5 billion hybrid umbrella facility and a €5 billion subscription line to a leading global primary fund. In the past 12 months, she has advised on more than 50 new fund financings exceeding £15 billion in value.
In this Q&A special as part of the Women Leaders series, Hutchinson discusses a range of issues and trends related to gender parity in the legal profession, including some key insights based on her own career.
London-based Capital Markets partner Suzanne Bell advises leading financial institutions and corporations in connection with a wide range of domestic, European and international structured finance and capital markets transactions. Her experience includes structuring and documenting commercial paper conduits, structured investment vehicles, and public and private securitizations of a range of asset classes, with particular focus on credit card receivables, auto loans and leases and trade receivables. Bell also has experience in advising a range of stakeholders (including receivers, directors and creditors) on debt restructurings and insolvency matters involving structured finance borrowers.