Leading Structured Finance Lawyer Joins Latham & Watkins in London

Arrival of Simeon Rudin adds further depth to firm’s Structured Finance, Insurance and FinTech Practices.

18 September 2017

Latham & Watkins is pleased to announce that Simeon Rudin has joined the London office as counsel in the Finance Department. Rudin’s practice focuses on advising investment banks, insurance companies and market counterparties on a broad range of innovative structured finance and fintech matters.

Rudin has considerable experience advising on strategic equity and structured credit transactions, including margin lending, collar financing, managed buy backs, repos and stock loans, CLOs, and balance sheet management activities. He also has expertise in structured insurance related transactions, including longevity swaps, collateralized re-insurance, and embedded value securitisations, and he regularly counsels investment banks and market infrastructure companies on a variety of regulatory and transactional fintech matters.

Jay Sadanandan, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in London, said: “Simeon has forged an outstanding reputation in the City for his work on a range of highly complex matters. He regularly advises some of the market’s leading financial institutions, and his arrival will add more depth to our Structured Finance and FinTech Practices in London. We expect Simeon’s knowledge will help us further strengthen our relationships with existing clients, while also building new bridges to his connections in the market.”

“In addition to his deep regulatory knowledge and transactional experience, Simeon has that rare ability to find creative solutions to the most complex legal and structural obstacles,” added Sanjev Warna-kula-suriya, global Co-chair of Latham’s Structured Finance Practice. “He is a great addition to our strong and growing practice, and we are excited to welcome him to the firm.”

“Latham & Watkins has firmly established the leading global Financial Institutions Group, with a highly coordinated and talented team around the world. The group’s reputation for handling sophisticated transactions and innovative fintech matters is highly compelling, and its global platform is ideal for providing a first class service to this sophisticated institutional client base in what is a rapidly changing market,”said Rudin.

Rudin received a B.A. Hons in Law from the University of Cambridge, St. Catherine’s College in 1982 before joining Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he became a partner in 1995. Rudin is the latest lawyer to join the firm’s Structured Finance Practice in London, following the arrival of partner Sanjev Warna-kula-suriya from Slaughter and May and counsel Jeremy Green from Goldman Sachs. Warna-kula-suriya has more than 25 years’ experience advising private equity sponsors, hedge funds, commercial and investment banks and corporates on a broad range of innovative capital raising and investment transactions. Green's practice focuses on complex OTC derivative and structured capital markets transactions across both investment banking and securities divisions.

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