is counsel in the banking group. Specialised in securitisation, derivatives, structured finance and, he has extensive experience covering a broad spectrum of structures and product types in Canada, the UK and Europe. He has expertise pertaining to exchange traded derivatives, clearing and settlement systems, and the regulation of derivatives and financial market infrastructure. François has broad experience of syndicated loans, inter-creditor and cross-border security issues, asset-based lending and acquisition finance. He has also been involved in a number of project financings in the mining, energy and infrastructure PPP sectors.