Claire Puddicombe is a partner in Cadwalader’s Capital Markets Group, resident in the firm’s London office. Her practice is concentrated on securitisation, with particular focus on CLOs. Claire represents banks, arrangers, collateral managers and warehouse finance providers in connection with a variety of European CLO 2.0 transactions and loan warehouse facilities, including advising MUFG Securities (as placement agent) in respect of the NIBC-managed €400 million North Westerly VI European cash flow CLO transaction, the first CLO to consider ESG (environmental, social and governance) factors across all its investments.
Claire is recognised in Chambers UK (Capital Markets: CLOs) and Legal 500 UK (Finance: Securitisation and Finance: Derivatives and Structured Products). Chambers describes Claire as "very timely, calm, patient and thoughtful in the way she goes about things." Clients described Claire as "very detail-oriented and diligent, which ensures that transactions run smoothly and nothing is missed." The Legal 500 UK refers to Claire as a “pre-eminent expert in the field” as well as having “a deep knowledge of complex regulation.”
Claire holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours in Law (European) from Exeter University and a Maîtrise en Droit (Droit Communautaire) from the Université de Rennes 1. Claire is admitted to practice in England and Wales.