Gowling WLG bolsters finance practice with strategic appointment of structured finance partner

23 November 2023

International law firm Gowling WLG is proud to announce the strategic addition of Naina Patel as a partner to its Banking & Finance practice.

Renowned for her expertise in structured finance, Naina brings with her a wealth of in-depth knowledge and experience to bolster the firm's commitment to providing top-tier legal services in the dynamic field of structured finance. Naina will play a pivotal role in enhancing the firm's capabilities in delivering innovative and comprehensive legal solutions to clients worldwide and strengthening our position in the market.

With a career spanning more than 20 years, Naina has advised some of the most prestigious global financial institutions on structured finance transactions, including securitisation, derivatives, real estate finance, leverage finance, debt capital markets, structured products, repos and financial regulatory compliance. She has been actively involved in the creation of innovative award winning structured transactions and negotiating complex financings.

Naina's arrival will elevate Gowling WLG's standing in advising clients on intricate structured finance transactions. The firm anticipates that Naina will bring valuable insights, a robust network and a strategic approach to complex financings.

During her career Naina has practised at firms including Allen & Overy, Linklaters and Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, and most recently in consulting, working across multiple jurisdictions including London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Naina said: "I am excited to join Gowling WLG and contribute to the firm's growth in the structured finance sector and I look forward to collaborating with the talented team here to deliver innovative and effective legal solutions to clients."

Chris Brierley, partner and head of Banking and Finance at Gowling WLG, added: "We are delighted to welcome Naina to the firm to strengthen our structured finance capability. Naina has an excellent reputation in the market and will be a huge asset for the firm and our clients."

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