Cadwalader Attorneys Recognized in 2022 IFLR1000 Women Leaders

April 05, 2022

Cadwalader attorneys Samantha Hutchinson and Suzanne Bell have been recognized as industry leaders among the 2022 IFLR1000 Women Leaders.

The annual guide, in its fifth edition, represents the “most prominent female lawyers” working within their jurisdictions in IFLR’s researched areas. As IFLR explains, “This is an exclusive 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.”

Hutchinson is the Featured Woman Leader in the guide’s UK section, described as “incredibly well known in the market for her work in fund financing, specifically with subscription and leveraged deals, though she has experience across all fund finance products.”

Hutchinson, who is Head of Cadwalader’s Fund Finance UK team, has designed innovative products and technologies with European lenders and fund managers for over 20 years, advising both financial institutions and private markets managers on the full range of fund finance products across asset classes. In the last 18 months, Hutchinson’s representations have included over 200 transactions, approximately 90 of which were new money financings, totaling in excess of €50 billion in value.

Bell, who is a London-based Capital Markets partner, has advised 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.