Law Firm of the Year

  • 17 Apr 2008
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Stroock & Stroock & Lavan

Stroock stayed focused on its core strengths in 2007, avoiding the downsizing that plagued other firms by not ballooning when the securitization market was at its peak. And even in a tough year for the market, the firm managed to innovate, working on products such as embedded value insurance-linked securities and CLO-like structures for managed leveraged investment portfolios using total return swaps. GSC Partners, HarbourView Asset Management and Hyperion Brookfield Asset Management are among the collateral managers for which Stroock is currently the primary CDO, derivatives and fund counsel.

Richard Fried and Lois Weinroth co-head structured finance at the law firm, while Jeffrey Stern oversees CDOs and Allan Krinsman is responsible for MBS.

  • 17 Apr 2008

GlobalCapital European securitization league table

Rank Lead Manager/Arranger Total Volume $m No. of Deals Share % by Volume
1 BNP Paribas 10,542 20 17.55
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) 6,103 21 10.16
3 Citi 5,130 13 8.54
4 JP Morgan 4,681 6 7.79
5 Morgan Stanley 4,137 11 6.89

Bookrunners of Global Structured Finance

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
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1 Citi 81,261.11 236 11.52%
2 Bank of America Merrill Lynch 66,433.81 187 9.42%
3 Wells Fargo Securities 57,637.40 170 8.17%
4 JPMorgan 53,570.42 158 7.59%
5 Credit Suisse 45,349.30 117 6.43%