Qualified as a solicitor in Ireland with a leading Dublin law firm in January 2015, Rory O’Connor has broad private practice and in-house experience with respect to corporate, finance and banking matters. Mr. O’Connor is an associate in the global finance team of Dechert's London office. He advises on a variety of securitization, structured finance and regulatory matters, with a focus on CLOs.

In addition to his private practice experience acting predominantly for arrangers and managers in the European CLO market, Mr. O’Connor has extensive U.S. market experience as issuer counsel on a wide variety of U.S. securitizations and CLOs and is a Cayman Islands qualified attorney.

Mr. O’Connor is recommended by The Legal 500 UK for securitization.

Mr. O’Connor has completed secondments as a structurer on the European CLO desk of a U.S. investment bank and as a securities and derivatives counsel on the European CLO desk of a European investment bank.

    • Palmer Square Europe Capital Management LLC on both its “static” and “actively managed” portfolio of European CLO transactions.
    • AB CarVal on its inaugural European CLO transaction and related warehouse financing facility.
    • Anchorage Capital on its European CLO platform and warehouse facilities.
    • Five Arrows Managers LLP on its European CLO platform and warehouse facilities.
    • Blackstone as to regulatory advice related to its European compliant US CLO offerings.
    • Barings as to regulatory advice related to its European compliant US CLO offerings.
    • HPS as to regulatory advice related to its European compliant US CLO offerings.
    • A number of CLO investors as to their investment strategies in European CLO transactions and warehouses.

     

  • Rory O’Connor, a senior associate in Dechert’s global finance practice, qualified as a solicitor in Ireland with a leading Dublin law firm in January 2015, is England and Wales qualified and is also a Cayman Islands qualified attorney.

    He advises on a variety of banking, corporate, securitization, structured finance and regulatory matters, with a particular focus on CLOs.

    He regularly represents managers, arrangers and investors in respect of European CLO transactions and their related warehouse financing facilities and has extensive U.S. market experience as issuer counsel on a wide variety of U.S. securitizations and CLOs.

    Mr. O’Connor has extensive experience in both private practice and in house environments. Mr. O’Connor’s secondments as a structurer on the European CLO desk of a U.S. investment bank and as a securities and derivatives counsel on the European CLO desk of a European investment bank have enhanced his experience in the CLO field.

    Mr. O’Connor also frequently advises on regulatory issues connected with the CLO and securitisation market, with a particular focus on risk retention structuring and ESG matters.

    Mr. O’Connor is recommended by The Legal 500 UK for securitization.