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Laurence Pettit

Laurence Pettit

Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP

New York, NY, USA


Laurence Pettit regularly advises issuers and financial advisors on structured finance transactions involving a wide range of jurisdictions and asset classes. He also represents clients in debt capital markets transactions, which in recent years have included tier 2 capital notes for bank issuers, extendible liquidity notes, commercial paper and medium-term notes. Mr. Pettit has also been involved in significant work in the project finance area supporting the construction of power generation facilities and toll roads. Mr. Pettit also has experience practicing in Istanbul, where he was based for four years.

Since January 2008, Mr. Pettit has worked on structured financings involving private student loans, life settlements, structured settlements, diversified payment rights, unsecured consumer loans and trade receivables. In addition to U.S. transactions, his recent securitization work includes offerings backed by assets originated in Russia, Turkey, the UK and Japan. Mr. Pettit’s work in debt capital markets has been for issuers located outside the U.S., notably in Portugal, Nigeria and Turkey.

Education
J.D., Columbia Law School, 1988,
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • Articles Editor, Journal of Chinese Law
B.A., Columbia University, 1984


Bar Admissions
New York, 1990


Languages
  • French
  • German
  • Turkish
  • Mandarin

Publications
  • “The Urge to Converge” (regarding new regulation of asset-backed securities and covered bonds in Turkey) in Global ABS Daily Gazette published by Asset Securitization Report, June 3, 2008
  • “From Emerging to Converging” (regarding new regulation of asset-backed securities and covered bonds in Turkey) in Mortgage Risk magazine, March 2008
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