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Lauren J. Blaber

Counsel


Lauren is a counsel in the London office. She focuses her practice in capital markets and derivatives and has experience in representing major investment banks in a range of derivatives products.

Her practice includes expertise in advising in respect of the following:

  • Fixed income and foreign exchange
  • Power hedging and commodities transactions
  • Derivatives forming an integral part of a leveraged finance, high-yield bond issuance, project or infrastructure transaction
  • Deal contingent transactions, both as standalone or as part of an acquisition, infrastructure or project transaction

Representative Matters

  • Advised a major investment bank in its capacity as mandated hedge provider in relation to the financing aspects of a £4.2 billion acquisition. The deal was one of the largest European private equity buyouts since the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Advised a major investment bank in connection with a complex deal contingent transaction in relating to a take private transaction of a consortium of private equity funds’ £1.4 billion recommended cash offer for a major PLC.

Publications

Lauren has authored highly regarded thought leadership on the upcoming LIBOR cessation and the issues facing the derivatives market in this respect.

Education

  • University of Portsmouth, LLB First Class Honors (2012)
  • The University of Law, Birmingham, LPC with Distinction (2013)

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: Solicitor, England and Wales.

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