is "an expert in all cross-border matters"
Legal 500 2012
Dominic Griffiths heads Mayer Brown’s banking and finance group in London, representing financial institutions and companies across a broad spectrum of domestic and international financing transactions. His practice is particularly focused on commercial and investment bank asset-based lending and structured finance. Dominic has in-depth experience with regard to European and Trans-Atlantic cross-border secured loans and trade receivables financings. He also represents clients engaged in the structuring and execution of finance transactions in Italy.
Consistently ranked as a key individual by the legal directories, he is a "hugely experienced structured finance lawyer with great strengths in multi-jurisdiction work, particularly trade receivables deals" and is the first port of call for clients with regard to banking and finance, notes Chambers UK 2013. Endorsed by clients for his confident and approachable demeanour (2012), he "generates confidence due to his experience" (2011) and is commended for his "extremely deep knowledge and understated, likeable style" (2010). He is "a superstar, knows a tremendous amount about cross-border securitisation and has a big following" (Legal 500 2012). Dominic was also the winner in the Banking category at the Client Choice Awards 2013. He has also been ranked under Capital Markets (Italy) as an Expert Based Abroad by Chambers and Partners 2013.
The group Dominic leads in London includes lawyers focussing on debt capital markets, derivatives, structured finance, asset based lending, asset finance, project and commodities finance, acquisition finance, restructuring, corporate and real estate finance. The team frequently works with the London office’s substantial corporate, real estate, insurance and litigation groups as well as with lawyers in the firm’s extensive network of offices across the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Dominic studied at Bristol University and The College of Law. He worked with law firms in London and Milan prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2005.