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Stephen Woods

Legal Director

About Stephen

Stephen is a Legal Director and heads our derivatives team. He acts for a range of corporate borrowers, banks and other financial institutions on general banking and finance transactions and, recently, has represented arrangers, investors, issuers and account banks on a number of structured finance and securitisation transactions (including in relation to vehicle leasing and loan receivables securitisations, bond/note issues and the restructuring of a number of residential mortgage backed securitisations).

He has advised on and negotiated derivative contracts for corporate borrowers and pension trustees with a range of institutional counterparties – in relation to both mainstream derivative transactions, such as interest rate swaps, foreign exchange transactions and repos, and on a number of longevity hedging trades. He reviewed and negotiated the derivatives aspects of investment management agreements for a number of pension trustees and advised a number of our clients on the implications of the European Markets Infrastructure Regulation.

Education

BSC (Hons), Mathematics & Statistics - University of St Andrews

Common Professional Examination - Nottingham Trent University

Legal Practice Course - Nottingham Trent University