Daily News: September 24, 2012

K&L Gates Adds Four New Finance Practice Partners


Global law firm K&L Gates said it has expanded further its finance practice with the addition of four new partners in the London office. Matthew G.J. Duncan, Theresa D. Kradjian, and Paul J. Matthews join the firm from Sidley Austin, while Sean J.W. Crosky arrives from Norton Rose.

An experienced finance lawyer, Matthew G.J. Duncan represents clients such as lenders, investment and commercial banks, funds, issuers, borrowers, trustees, insurers, and others in a wide range of finance matters, with a primary focus on residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), covered bonds, and the establishment of new lending platforms.

Theresa D. Kradjian advises on a wide range of asset-backed and residential mortgage-backed financings. She has significant experience on a variety of cross-border structured finance transactions, repurchase transactions, and securities lending arrangements.

Concentrating on derivatives, Paul J. Matthews has been innovating and developing the role of swaps and repurchase agreements in cross-border finance transactions for more than 15 years with a particular emphasis on credit derivatives and synthetic securitization. He works with a range of financial institutions and investors in the UK and internationally.

Sean J.W. Crosky advises such clients as international banks, commercial mortgage lenders, and car manufacturers, among others, on a variety of securitization, loan, restructuring, and finance transactions, including those involving derivatives and other tax-structured products.

K&L Gates includes lawyers practicing out of more than 40 fully integrated offices located in North America, Europe, Asia, South America, and the Middle East, and represents numerous GLOBAL 500, FORTUNE 100, and FTSE 100 corporations, in addition to growth and middle market companies, entrepreneurs, capital market participants and public sector entities.

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