Charles Malpass


Charles Malpass


London | 160 Queen Victoria Street, London, UK EC4V 4QQ
+44 20 7184 7686 | +44 20 7184 7001


Charles Malpass is the head of Dechert’s structured finance and real estate finance practices in Europe, and advises national and international clients on loan origination, structured finance transactions, securitizations, the acquisition of distressed debt and restructurings. His expertise includes Senior and Mezzanine loan origination, loan on loan transactions, NPL portfolio transactions and the acquisition of portfolios of loans backed by consumer, residential mortgage, and commercial mortgage debt.

He has advised on transactions in Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Portugal, the Netherlands, Scandinavia, Russia, the Middle East, the United States and the United Kingdom.

Mr. Malpass is ranked in Chambers UK, 2016 for capital markets: securitization, where he is described as "well known for handling a range of securitisation transactions, including CMBS, RMBS and consumer-backed deals". He is ranked in the 2015 edition for capital markets: structured finance, securitization and derivatives, where sources state: "he's very calm, performs even better under pressure and is a good advocate." He is also recognised in the same sector and in banking and finance in Chambers UK, 2014. The directory notes his "wealth of experience in handling structured finance transactions across multiple jurisdictions”. His work in securitization and property finance is noted in The Legal 500 UK, 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015. Clients say he is "easy to work with and provides trusted advice." He is recommended in The Legal 500 UK, 2014 for securitization and also mentioned for this work in this area in the 2013 edition.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Malpass was a partner in the banking and finance practice of a City firm in London.

  • University of Southampton, LL.B. (Hons), 1992
  • The College of Law, Guildford, 1993
  • England and Wales
  • Deutsche Bank, AGC, Apollo Management International LLP, Sankaty Advisors LLC, Capita and Ashmore on various structured finance transactions, including securitizations (both CMBS and RMBS), NPL acquisitions, debt acquisition and financing, restructurings of real estate backed loans and defaulting CMBS loans.
  • Numerous lenders in relation to senior and mezzanine debt transactions including in relation to Hotels, Care Homes and various other commercial real estate. The acquisition of portfolios of Hotels.
  • The proposed restructuring of a Middle Eastern bank, a Russian corporate and a Russian Agribusiness.
  • The restructuring of a bond structure backed by U.S. life insurance policies.
  • The largest single asset restructuring in the United Kingdom (of a large building in Canary Wharf).
  • Matlock Bank on the financing aspects of its sale of the London Mortgage Company to Lehmans (total consideration in excess of £1.6 billion) and in relation to the proposed acquisition of a residential mortgage originator/servicer by a fund.

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

  • French