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Matthew Monahan

Partner, London

“I focus on complex and bespoke structured products, including derivatives and repackagings, and aim to develop simple, elegant solutions for clients for their most challenging structuring and drafting requirements.”

Overview

Professional experience

Education and qualifications

Overview

Matthew specialises in structured capital markets securities and derivatives transactions, advising international investment banks and buy-side clients on a wide range of complex products, including loan and inflation-linked swaps repackagings, structured notes programmes, OTC derivatives, synthetic securitisations and margin loans and equity financings. He also has longstanding expertise in proprietary indices.

Matthew was seconded to Lehman Brothers International (Europe) in 2004 and to Merrill Lynch International in 2006, which provided him with insight into the internal operations of banks and bespoke banking products. A French speaker, Matthew was seconded to the firm’s Paris office for six months in 2010.

Work Highlights

Matthew has advised on many market-leading structured capital markets deals. Those that can be disclosed include advising:

  • Bank of Ireland on its synthetic securitisation to transfer the risk on a pool of €2.9bn business banking and corporate loans to a group of international investors
  • PGGM, the Dutch asset management company, on its risk-sharing transaction with Santander covering a €2.3bn portfolio of Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) loans in Spain
  • Barclays on the repackaging of long-dated inflation-linked swaps with Yorkshire Water
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers, the administrators of Lehman Brothers International (Europe), on the unwind of derivatives, repos and stock loans

Professional experience

Matthew is the London office’s secretarial partner and chairs the Secretarial Forum.

Education and qualifications

Matthew studied Law with French at the University of Nottingham.

He speaks English and French.