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Oscar Saporito

Oscar Saporito is a special counsel in the firm's Finance practice. He regularly advises trustees and agent clients on a variety of finance transactions, with a focus on UK and pan-European general structured finance and securitisation. He has advised on a variety of debt capital market transactions, including CMBS, CLOs, RMBS, securitisations of non-performing loans, trade receivables, healthcare receivables, auto loans and leasing securitisations, where he has acted for arrangers, subscribers, trustees, loan agents and corporate service providers.

Oscar is dual-qualified, as solicitor in England and Wales and as Avvocato in Italy. 

Prior to joining K&L Gates LLP, Oscar spent five years in the structured finance group of a U.S. law firm, where he gained extensive experience advising investment banks acting as arrangers, lead managers, originators and agents on a variety of cross boarder structured finance transactions, including securitisations of trade receivables, auto loans, residential mortgages, commercial mortgages, NPLS and covered bonds.

Prior to joining the firm, Oscar spent a year at a global credit rating agency in London, where he provided day-to-day legal support to rating analysts by interpreting and analysing transaction documents on a variety of securitisations across a number of different asset classes, with particular focus on CMBS.

Oscar also spent time as an in-house legal counsel at a UK-based investment firm, where he worked closely with the special situations team on a wide range of debt capital markets transactions, serving as primary contact with hedge funds.

  • Panelist, Discussing "Updates on LIBOR Discontinuance," TACT Loan Capital & Capital Markets Conference, London, June 2023
  • Panelist, Discussing "LIBOR Remediation," TACT Loan Capital & Capital Markets Conference, London, July 2022
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