Russell Berry

Russell Berry

Baker & McKenzie Services Limited


Russell Berry is a senior associate in London Banking and Finance and he advises banks, sponsors and borrowers on a wide variety of international financing transactions, including banking lending, structured finance and derivatives, often with a significant tax element.

Russell spent 9 months on secondment to the structured capital markets desk at Barclays, where he was involved in the execution of a number of international structured finance trades.

Practice Focus

Russell focuses on fund finance, acquisition finance, structured finance and derivatives.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising Investec Bank plc in relation to a syndicated subscription fund finance facility for a number of parallel Delaware funds.

  • Advising a sponsor in relation to a NAV fund finance facility featuring security over a global portfolio of infrastructure investments.

  • Advising The Children's Investment Fund in relation to a listed, multi-class note issuance by an Italian real estate group.

  • Advising Colony Capital LLC in relation to its financing of a Spanish real estate group.   

  • Advising Colony Capital LLC in relation to its sub-participation in a portfolio of Spanish non-performing loan assets.

  • Advising a bank in relation to a unit trust's GBP 2 billion investment in, and entry into a derivative transaction over, Luxembourg securities.

  • Advising a bank in relation to a USD 1 billion commodity derivative transaction involving a profit participating instrument and repo.

  • Advising a bank in relation to the initial set-up and subsequent restructuring of a EUR 2 billion index linked loan and bond issue.

  • Advising a bank in relation to the restructuring of its group financing through a joint venture with an external US counterparty.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of England and Wales


  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2010)


  • University of Durham (BA Mathematics and Philosophy)
  • BPP Law School (PgDL and LPC)
  • INSEAD Business School (MBA)


  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German