Cadwalader’s Adam Blakemore Speaks on Global Financing Panel at IBA’s 12th Annual Finance and Capital Markets Tax Conference

January 18, 2023

Cadwalader partner Adam Blakemore participated this week as a speaker at the IBA’s 12th annual Finance and Capital Markets Tax Conference in London. The in-person event is an annual gathering for tax and finance professionals, regulators and academics to learn about the latest advances in corporate finance, tax and capital markets. Blakemore’s panel, “Securitisation and Derivatives,” focused on tax developments in the securitisation and structured finance marketspace.

He was joined by a group of international panelists, including James Somerville (A&L Goodbody), Reinout de Boer (Stibbe), Mark Leeds (Mayer Brown) and chair Bernadette Accili (Orrick).

More specifically, Blakemore addressed the following:

  • recent tax developments in the UK securitisation sector, including changes of law and recent transactional themes;
  • regulatory-compliant transactions involving UK securitisation arrangements;
  • beneficial ownership and the “Danish Cases,” in the context of securitisations and derivatives; and
  • the securitisation market and cryptoassets. 

“The IBA’s annual Finance and Capital Markets Tax Conference is an unmissable event in UK tax practitioners’ calendars,” Blakemore said. “It is an excellent forum for tax professionals to discuss and debate a wide spectrum of taxation questions and transactions in both financing and capital markets contexts. As the world evolves from a pandemic to face new business challenges, the conference was a timely reminder that each country’s taxation system is affected by international tax developments.” 

A tax partner in Cadwalader’s London Office, Blakemore advises on the taxation aspects of structuring domestic and cross-border corporate and financing transactions, including securitisations, hybrid capital issuances, repackagings, credit linked instruments, stock lending arrangements and a variety of financial products. His practice also involves acting on restructurings in solvent and distressed debt situations, corporate reorganisations and reconstructions, with a particular interest in the structuring and restructuring of investment funds, asset management entities and private equity financings.