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04 December 2017 at 14:33 BST

CMS boosts capital markets and derivatives offering with Jones Day hire

CMS is looking to develop its expertise in the capital markets and derivatives field, particularly securitisation.


Securitisation and structured finance specialist Neil Hamilton joins CMS from Jones Day where he was a partner in the firm’s capital markets and derivatives team in London. CMS now boasts a five-partner team in London with a wide range of derivatives, structured finance, securitisation and capital markets expertise. 


Mr Hamilton, who earlier worked at Clifford Chance,  advises arrangers, originators, derivative counterparties, credit support providers and rating agencies on structured finance transactions covering a variety of asset classes. He also advises banks and funds in relation to portfolio acquisitions and disposals and structured products such as CLOs, total return swaps and structured repos. In recent years, he has focused his practice on developing securitisation markets such as fintech and has deep expertise in fund finance.

Securitisation expertise

Will Dibble, head of the CM&D team in London said: 'Neil's appointment demonstrates our commitment to enhancing our product offering and reputation in this field. His outstanding securitisation expertise will add great depth to the practice and real value for our clients.'

Strong culture

Commenting on his appointment, Mr Hamilton said: 'The firm offers a strong culture of teamwork and client service and a first-class reputation across a number of core areas including financial services and technology. I intend to take advantage of this strong platform to further develop my practice and client base.'


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