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The Finance Dublin Capital Markets, Structured Finance and Securitisation Conference

Speaker Biography


Garry Ferguson

Senior Associate
Matheson Ormsby Prentice

Practice Areas and Professional Experience

Garry advises on structured financing and securitisations. He acts for a wide range of Irish and international financial institutions, investment banks, arrangers and managers in relation to banking, structured finance transactions and securitisations of all types of asset classes. He also has significant experience in asset finance (primarily small ticket leasing and finance) and in general banking and security law.

Prior to joining Matheson Ormsby Prentice, Garry worked as a tax manager in the financial services department of KPMG, Dublin.

Representative Transactions
  • regularly acts as Irish counsel to the Issuer on CDO\CLO\CFO transactions (synthetic and cash, managed and static) originated in US, Europe and elsewhere arranged by Citigroup, Calyon, First Rand, WestLB, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, Barclays, Société Général, KBC and others
  • RMBS and CMBS transactions – acted for Irish counsel to the Issuer on several cash and synthetic securitisations of residential and commercial mortgage loans for KfW, Postbank, BNP Paribas, UBS, Barclays Capital, and others
  • Commercial Paper Programmes - advised on the establishment of US$5 billion commercial paper programme for Bank of Nova Scotia: the establishment of ECP for Société Général and the establishment of the CentreStar programme for NAB
  • regularly advises on various bespoke structured product transactions involving the issuance of two year wholesale debt instruments (for Nomura, Cheyne, Ironshield and others)
  • advised on several Russian originated ABS transactions (consumer loans, credit card receiveables)
  • acted as counsel for the Trustee and Agents (The Bank of New York) on an Irish KBC-arranged CDO squared transaction
  • advised LBBW on the establishment of its FIT Repo programme valued at €1billion
  • Axa: advised on an innovative €200 million securitisation of motor insurance premiums
  • advised the Issuer on a US$23 billion SIV programme arranged by Morgan Stanley

    Professional Memberships and Activities

    Garry is both a qualified solicitor with the Law Society of Ireland and an associate of the Institute of Taxation in Ireland.

    Garry is a lecturer in structured finance with the Law Society of Ireland (Professional Practice Course II and Diploma in Applied Finance). He is also a tutor on company and security law matters with Law Society of Ireland. Garry also regularly writes articles and papers on the area of structured finance.

    BCL, University College Cork
    LLB, University College Cork; HDBS, University College Dublin

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