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Adam Gardener

Baker & McKenzie Services Limited


Adam Gardener is an associate in Baker McKenzie's Banking and Finance team in London working in the areas of capital markets, derivatives, structured finance, project finance and structured trade finance.

Practice Focus

Adam assists on a variety of structured finance transactions including warehouse financings and securitisations, as well as advising on debt capital markets work and OTC derivatives transactions.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Providing advice to a ratings agency in respect of the legislative requirements and regimes which govern covered bond programmes in the United Kingdom.

  • Advising a leading Turkish bank as issuer on an update to their Global Medium Term Note Programme, which was listed on the Irish Stock Exchange. This included drafting the prospectus and negotiating the key programme documentation. Advised the issuer on their subsequent drawdown under the Programme.

  • Advising a corporate trustee on a number of listed CLOs.

  • Advising HSBC Bank plc in connection with its Asset Backed Commercial Paper Programme, Regency Assets Limited

  • Acting for UKEF and Standard Chartered Bank in relation to a UKEF direct lending and a commercial facility financing to the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Uganda for the construction of Kabaale airport. This deal was UKEF's largest ever loan to an African sovereign.

  • Advised a multinational IT company as originator on the implementation of an innovative, cross-border supply chain receivables financing programme involving receivables in multiple jurisdictions.

  • Advising a corporate trustee as note trustee in connection with the issue of high yield bonds. This was in the context of a complex debt restructuring, and also involved advising a leading investment bank in their capacity as paying agent.

  • Advising a corporate trustee in the release and granting of security across numerous European jurisdictions. This advice was given in the context of the issue of high yield bonds governed by New York law.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Law Society of England and Wales


  • England & Wales (Solicitor)~United Kingdom (2018)


  • University of Aston at Birmingham (First Class Degree in Law with Management) (2014)
  • BPP University (Legal Practice Course)