Cadwalader’s Work on European CRE CLO Earns Shortlisting for Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Europe 2022 Awards

August 25, 2022

Cadwalader has been shortlisted by the Financial Times in the “Practice of Law: Overcoming barriers to finance” category for its work on the first CRE CLO in Europe since the financial crisis, as part of the publication’s forthcoming FT Innovative Lawyers Europe 2022 awards and report.

Cadwalader advised Credit Suisse as arranger and placement agent on the Starz CRE CLO, which represents dual currency notes backed by a pool of 9 loans originated by Starz Real Estate and secured on 17 properties in the UK, Spain, The Netherlands, and Ireland, spanning a broad range of sectors, including multi-family, industrial, logistics, storage, retail and hotels.

The transaction was recently recognized as part of the structured finance and securitization “Team of the Year” award at the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) 2022 Europe Awards.

Cadwalader’s transatlantic team, led by partners David Quirolo, Nick Shiren, Jeffrey Rotblat and Sabah Nawaz, also included partners Adam Blakemore, Catherine Richardson, James Frazier and Adam Risell; senior counsel Maurine Bartlett; and associates Jinisha Patel, Aaron Kennedy, Maria Geraghty, Edward Morphett and Nicole Schapira.

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 journalism from the FT. The Europe 2022 results will be announced at a live awards event in London on October 13 and the rankings will be published in both print and online as an FT special report.