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David Shearer

David Shearer

Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright

David Shearer is a capital markets lawyer based in our London office. He focuses on securitizations, structured finance and covered bond transactions encompassing a range of jurisdictions, underlying asset classes (including residential mortgages, commercial real estate, auto loans, consumer receivables, trade receivables, corporate debt and whole businesses) and transaction structures. His clients include arrangers, issuers, originators and service providers.

David was recognized in The Legal 500 UK, 2021 as a "leading individual" in securitization, who "provides the trust, confidence and subject matter expertise that a first-time issuer needs in the complex universe of securitization".

His recent experience includes advising: Olympic Commercial & Tourist Enterprises Single Member SA (a joint venture between Koç Holdings (one of the largest conglomerates in Türkiye) and Avis Rent-a-Car, on a €186.4m securitization of auto leases; Attica Bank SA on a restructuring of existing NPL securitization; a UK specialist lender to small businesses on a COVID-19 financing accreditation and a number of warehousing facilities; a major international insurer on trade receivable and supply chain financing transactions (both as funder and as insurer); two securitizations of shipping loans (for Alpha Bank and Amsterdam Trade Bank, respectively); an international bank on its covered bond program; and Al Rayan Bank on the UK's first ever shariah-compliant RMBS transaction. David has also advised on the establishment of a number of covered bond programs (e.g. for National Bank of Greece, Alpha Bank and EFG Eurobank and Bank of Cyprus).

David has 28 years' experience of working for major law firms in New Zealand, England and Japan, with a particular focus on securitization since 1997. He was a partner with another major international law firm from 2002 to 2011, and joined Norton Rose Fulbright LLP as a partner in 2012.

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