We have acted on nearly every high profile European margin loan in the last five years and we are the pre-eminent creditor-facing margin lending team in Europe. We also have deep experience in Asia, the US and the Middle East as well as other jurisdictions across the globe. The leading global banks choose our margin lending team to advise on their most complex, multi-jurisdictional margin lending transactions.
Margin loans were traditionally used by institutions to monetise long term holdings in equities. They have now become an essential part of the capital structure for a financial sponsor where they are buying or holding listed shares or other liquid assets. We are also seeing an increasing use of margin loans by sovereign related entities, in particular in the Middle East. We specialise in acting on margin loans in connection with IPOs, margin loans secured over portfolios of liquid assets and margin loans used for stakebuilding purposes. We have expertise across our network in advising on the notification and consent requirements and the regulatory consequences of entering into and enforcing margin loans.
In our experience similar products are offered as margin loans and derivatives. We work hand in hand with our derivatives team to ensure fluidity and consistency as trades move between products.