"has a growing reputation in the securitisation scene… also skilled in a range of debt issuances, including Shari'a-compliant offerings"
Chambers Global (2013)
Ben Sandstad is a partner of Mayer Brown JSM's Banking & Finance practice. Having practiced law in Hong Kong, Tokyo and Australia, Ben has acted for all types of market participants in domestic and international debt markets transactions involving a wide range of jurisdictions, financing structures, underlying assets and recourse bases including in defaulted and stressed scenarios and restructurings. Ben concentrates his practice on structuring and documenting debt capital markets, structured finance and derivative-based transactions.
Ben's debt capital markets experience ranges from unsecured debt issuance (including Renminbi denominated or "dim-sum" bonds) through to secured debt and asset-backed securitisations, as well as and Islamic-sukuk transactions. Ben's securitisation experience covers the full spectrum of domestic, cross-border (Reg. S, Rule 144A, SEC registered), wrapped and un-wrapped, linked and de-linked, listed and unlisted, cash and synthetic transactions, re-securitisations, repackagings and conduit transactions across all the major asset classes.
Ben's structured finance experience focuses on bespoke funding transactions, such as tax-effective funding transactions, regulatory capital management transactions and various secured and unsecured financings, which require expertise across product areas such as debt, derivatives, regulatory capital and tax.
Ben's derivatives experience includes acting for hedge counterparties and end-users on a range of derivatives instruments, including in respect of interest rates, currencies (deliverable and non-deliverable), credit (single name and portfolio trades, total return swaps and embedded trades) as well as cash and synthetic CDO, CLO and CBO transactions. Ben also has advised liquidators and creditors in respect of various defaulted and stressed derivatives, and is a regular speaker on derivatives for industry bodies.