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Vinay Samani

Capital Markets Partner, London

“I am a cross-asset class derivatives practitioner with a specialist focus on finding creative structured solutions to financing and investment product issues. I combine my broad capital markets background and legal skills to offer clients a clear understanding of the legal and commercial issues they face, and guide them to the most suitable solutions.”


Education and qualifications


Vinay is a senior capital markets partner with over 20 years’ experience of advising on debt, equity and structured finance transactions. His clients include financial institutions and corporates, and his broad experience allows him to provide innovative solutions to financing and investment issues across the spectrum of asset classes, including equities, funds, credit and commodities.


Vinay is a member of the firm’s global commodities group and until recently, was head of the firm’s derivatives and structured products team in London.


Vinay has extensive experience across both OTC and securitised derivatives and over the years has driven forward the use of structured finance techniques in capital markets transactions, from regulatory capital issuance through to large exchange-traded product platforms and emerging market loan syndication through SPVs.


Vinay was responsible for the initial regulatory capital instruments issued by numerous banks in the early 2000s and some of the early SPV-based structured finance transactions in the Middle East and Singapore.


His time on secondment at Bankers Trust in the late 1990s and Credit Suisse in the early 2000s has enabled Vinay to better understand the commercial needs of clients and his representation of corporate clients on the impact of the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) has also given him an insight into the Treasury function at large Corporates.

Education and qualifications

Vinay studied law at the University of Birmingham.


He speaks English and Gujarati.