Benjamin Woolf is a partner in the Corporate department and leads the Structured Finance practice, acting for the Issuers in the CLO and structured finance space.
In 2019, IFLR1000 ranked Benjamin as a 'highly regarded' lawyer. Chambers Global described him as "a smart lawyer who works tirelessly for his clients' interests". In 2018, he was identified among the world's leading capital markets lawyers by Who's Who Legal. Chambers Global described him as "the expert on structured finance and CLO matters" and "a really intelligent lawyer who truly understands the nuances in this area of law". In 2017 and 2016 he was also named by Who's Who Legal: Capital Markets directory for Structured Finance and was recommended by Chambers Global 2016, with recognition for being "very responsive and client-oriented". Ben has also been a 'recommended' lawyer since 2010 by Legal 500, which described him as having a "strong legal mind with commercial awareness."
Before joining Appleby in 2011, Benjamin practised in London with Clifford Chance LLP and, subsequently, as a senior associate at Mayer Brown International LLP where he worked primarily on securitisation, representing issuers and underwriters in both public and private offerings of securities backed by a variety of asset classes, including commercial and residential mortgages, auto loans, auto leases and trade receivables. Since joining Appleby, Benjamin has been heavily involved in CLOs and M&A. Benjamin is also highly regarded in the asset backed finance, secured lending and subscription finance space.
Other experience includes restructuring and acquisition finance as well as public equity offerings and private placements in the oil and gas sphere.
"[Benjamin] has a strong legal mind with commercial awareness."