Tom Caster
Associate | London
Tom Caster

Tom Caster, a senior associate in Dechert’s finance practice, primarily advises on commercial and residential mortgage-backed securitizations, warehouse lines and other complex structured financings for a broad client base on both the buy and sell-sides, including global systemically important banks, investment funds and private equity houses.

Mr. Caster has particular experience advising in relation to repurchase and repurchase securitization facilities used to finance commercial real estate back-leverage transactions. Mr. Caster also routinely advises in relation to more general finance matters and has experience of complex cross-border restructurings of capital markets instruments.

Mr. Caster has been instrumental in developing innovative repo-to-securitization structures for GSIBs to support the financing of substantial commercial real estate loans in the UK, Europe, Australia, and the U.S. These structures represent niche transactions demanding significant technical and regulatory expertise in securitization and repo arrangements across the U.S., the UK, and the European Union.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Caster was an associate in the London office of another international law firm where he also trained.

  • A UK investment bank, in relation to its English law securitization facility backed by New York law governed commercial real estate repo transactions facing a large U.S. private equity house.
  • A European investment bank, in relation to its repo-CMBS back-leverage facility with a large U.S. private equity house.
  • A UK investment bank, in relation to its CMBS facility backed by English law governed commercial real estate repo transactions facing a U.S. REIT.
  • A UK investment bank, in relation to its bilateral repurchase back-leverage facility with a U.S. investment fund.
  • A U.S. asset manager, in relation to a commercial real estate financing facility with a U.S. investment bank.
  • A bondholder group, composed of holders of senior notes issued by DTEK Finance PLC.
  • Investment funds, on various bids to acquire pools of owner-occupied and buy-to-let mortgage loans funded by stapled securitizations.
  • Natixis, in connection with the financing for the acquisition of Center Parcs De Eemhof in the Netherlands by Atream, valued at €170 million.
  • Goldman Sachs Bank USA, as purchaser, in connection with a multi-jurisdictional master repurchase facility valued at €300 million.

Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

  • Developments in CRE & CMBS Panel – Global ABS (June 2024)
  • Front and Centre: An Introduction to Back-Leverage Presentation and Panel – CREFC Europe Future Focus (May 2024)
    • The University of Nottingham, B.A. (Hons), Politics, 2009
    • University of Law, LL.B., 2014
    • England and Wales