In our continued effort to build a team of supporters and advisors to help us shape the strategy and future of our Group, we are happy to announce we have engaged Mr. Mark Nicolaides to join our advisory board. Mark Nicolaides, a London-based partner at Latham & Watkins, specializes in structured finance with specific expertise in structuring and documenting,
and on occasion restructuring, a broad range of cash and derivative transactions including European multi-country trade receivables securitizations, IP royalty stream securitizations, insurance receivable securitizations, other loan and lease receivables securitizations. He is at the forefront developing capital markets based longevity products. In addition to his transactional practice, Mr. Nicolaides is considered one of the leading experts in the Basel II Regulatory Capital Accord and the Basel III modifications to that Accord, and has worked closely with clients and regulatory bodies in connection with the development and adoption of Basel II and Basel III within the EU. Mr. Nicolaides' work is frequently recognized within the securitization industry. For example, the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Awards commended his work on three occasions:
- Pensions First Longevity Securitization (2008)
- Basel II and III Advice (2010)
- Punch Taverns Whole Business Securitization Restructuring (2014)
Mark's vast knowledge and experience of the securitization market and its legal angles will be of great value to our company.