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Marc Wilkinson

Senior Associate


Marc is a senior associate in our Financial Services team and a member of our Debt Capital Markets, Structured Finance and Derivatives group.

Marc has extensive experience in international capital markets, derivatives and structured finance. His experience spans across public and private debt capital markets (issuances of listed and unlisted debt securities), swaps, options, futures on various asset classes, cash and synthetic CDOs and CLOs, and investment funds (UCITS and AIFs).

Marc is a dual Irish and English law qualified solicitor. Prior to joining Mason Hayes & Curran, Marc worked in private practice for a leading international law firm in London and then in-house for a major investment bank and a global asset manager.

While working in-house, Marc also advised on the implementation of key regulation affecting capital markets, derivatives and investment funds, including the Prospectus Regulation, UCITS, AIFMD, European Money Market Fund Regulation, MIFID II and the Benchmark Regulation.

Specialties

  • International Debt Capital Markets

  • Derivatives, Structured Finance and Securitisation

  • Investment Funds (including UCITS & AIFs)

  • Proprietary Benchmarks and Indices

  • Regulatory Implementation

Representative Matters

  • Acting as Irish counsel to a Canadian institutional investor (which manages several public and parapublic pension plans and insurance programmes) on the establishment, and approval by Euronext Dublin, of its US$20 billion euro medium term note programme and ongoing issuances under the programme.
  • Acting for a German financial services group on its inaugural investment grade €500 million bond issuance.
  • Advising FlexFunds, a US based provider of asset securitization programmes, on (i) the set-up of multiple Irish incorporated issuers and asset back note programmes and (ii) successive listed issuances under those programmes.

Recommendations

Legal 500, 2021

Marc is a ‘Recommended Lawyer’.

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Areas of Expertise

Debt Capital Markets & Listing Derivatives Structured Finance & Securitisation Financial Services Investment Funds

Education

Oxford University, Somerville College , MA (Hons)

Oxford Brookes University, PGDL

Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, LPC

Fitch Learning, Certificate in Quantitative Finance (CQF)

University of London, Birkbeck College, MA