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Jake is a debt finance lawyer with particular expertise in structured finance. 

Jake specialises in structured finance and debt capital markets transactions. He has extensive experience in acting for issuers, funders and trustees on a broad range of capital markets transactions, including acting on bond issues for major UK listed companies, whole business securitisations in the regulated sector and emerging market financings. Jake's experience includes green bonds and sustainability-linked bonds. Jake also has wide-ranging experience acting on structured products, including securitisations and repackagings.


Jake is recognised by Legal 500 UK 2021 as a ‘Leading Individual’ for his structured finance expertise


Jake studied at Oxford University (B.A. Jurisprudence) and the University of Pennsylvania Law School (LL.M)

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • Tideway on the establishment of its multicurrency programme for the issuance of bonds, and numerous issues under the programme, including £250,000,000 2.375% green bonds due 2027
  • Hammerson plc on the issue of €700,000,000 1.750% sustainability-linked guaranteed bonds due 2027 by Hammerson Ireland Finance DAC guaranteed by Hammerson plc
  • Northern Powergrid (Northeast) plc on the issue of £300,000,000 1.875% green bonds due 2062 
  • Cohen & Co, in its capacity as Arranger and Placement Agent, on the €500 million receivables-backed funding programme and the issue of three series of €50 million Notes by Gedesco Funding No.1 S.A
  • BlueBay Asset Management LLP on various structured finance matters including the establishment of the €450 million BlueBay Ireland Corporate Credit I Limited collateralised note programme