Cadwalader Shortlisted for Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Europe 2021 Awards

August 31, 2021

Cadwalader has been shortlisted by the Financial Times for its innovative transactional work in two separate categories as part of the publication’s forthcoming FT Innovative Lawyers Europe 2021 awards and report.

  • Practice of Law”: Cadwalader advised Investec on a €1bn secured note programme backed by subscription credit facilities with one of the UK’s largest insurers, representing one of the first transactions in this new product area for the London market.

The Investec team was led by Neno Raic and Helen Griffiths and the Cadwalader team was led by partners David Quirolo and Samantha Hutchinson and included Sabah Nawaz, Adam Blakemore, Catherine Richardson, Jason Schwartz, Assia Damianova, Michael Sholem, Jeff Effah and Alissa Kalinowski.

  • “Sustainable Finance”: Cadwalader advised MUFG Securities EMEA plc in its North Westerly VI B.V. (North Westerly VI) European cash flow CLO transaction, the first CLO to consider ESG (environmental, social and governance) factors across all its investments. Cadwalader acted as English and U.S. legal counsel to the arranging bank in respect of the transaction. The firm also acted as drafting counsel, and worked closely with MUFG Securities and collateral manager NIBC Bank to establish the ESG due diligence, testing and parameters applicable to the deal.

The transatlantic Cadwalader team was led by David Quirolo and Claire Puddicombe, and included partners Adam Blakemore, James Frazier, Gregg Jubin and Jason Schwartz; special counsel Alex Collins, Catherine Richardson and Adam Risell; and associates Hugo Chan, Matthew Lefkowitz and Cassandra Nelson-Williams.

FT Innovative Lawyers is a unique program that assesses lawyers on their innovation for clients and in their own businesses. The program consists of rankings and awards, based on independent research from RSG Consulting and robust journalism from the FT. The Europe 2021 results will be announced at a virtual awards event on October 14, 2021, and the rankings will be published in both print and online as an FT special report.