Peter Green is a partner with Morrison & Foerster in London and focuses primarily on structured credit, structured products and derivatives transactions. He represents investment banks, issuers, investors and other providers of financial services in relation to public offerings and private placements of debt instruments. Peter also has extensive experience with reorganisation and insolvency matters and in relation to advising on financial regulatory issues.
Peter's experience includes the establishment of EMTN and other continuous issuance programmes, credit, equity, commodity and fund linked securities issuances, advising in relation to securitisations and collateralised debt obligations (both true sale and synthetic structures), asset-backed commercial paper programmes for European and US issuers, CPPI transactions and other matters involving structured derivatives. He has acted for arrangers, lead managers, portfolio managers, issuers, investors and rating agencies, advising on both the legal and regulatory aspects of such transactions. He has also advised financial institutions on a wide variety of regulatory issues, including the impact of Basel III, CRD IV, MiFID II / MiFIR, PRIPs, EU Recovery and Resolution proposed legislation on financial institutions and products and the implementation of the ICB proposals for bank ring-fencing and bail-in in the UK.
Peter joined Morrison & Foerster having previously been a partner with Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in London from 2000 to 2007. He was admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales in 1991 and admitted to the New York State Bar in 2009.
This Practice Note sets out what an English law legal opinion may cover when issued in relation to a debt capital markets medium term note (MTN) programme. It sets out the typical structure of an opinion, when opinions are given and discusses why opinions are important. It also sets out what matters are typically opined on, common assumptions and reservations included in the legal opinion as well as when a legal opinion needs to be updated.
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