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Ruth Marken

Ruth Marken

Partner

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
1 The Avenue
Spinningfields
Manchester
M3 3AP
United Kingdom
Languages English, French

Ruth Marken is a partner in the Banking & International Finance Team at CMS Manchester.  Ruth advises on the full range of financing transactions, with expertise in acting for corporate, fund and lender clients in the real estate and TMT sectors.  She has a particular focus on complex structured transactions, including derivatives.

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"combines technical legal expertise with robust commercial understanding"

Legal 500, 2019

"the 'personable, commercial' and 'client-focused' Ruth Marken"

Legal 500, 2019

"Ruth Marken is noted for her ability to 'appreciate commercial issues and technical legal points'."

Legal 500, 2016

"Ruth is "recommended" for her work in technology and real estate asset deals."

Legal 500, 2015

"The 'bright, commercial and client-friendly' Ruth Marken 'enjoys being innovative in solving problems'. Cineworld and Wells Fargo are clients."

Legal 500, 2014

Relevant experience

  • Clients of BMO Real Estate Partners on the financing of the GBP 191m real estate portfolio acquisition of three retail assets across the UK.
  • Banks in connection with all aspects of their GBP 207m financing of property acquisitions by a specialist fund.
  • A specialist fund, on the financing of its acquisition of various shopping centres and retail parks across the UK.
  • Design-led stationery, greeting cards and gifts specialist Paperchase on its GBP 50m refinancing package.
  • Internet of Things provider Telit Communications plc on securing a new committed credit arrangement for USD 75m with HSBC.
  • A music publishing business on the securitisation of its receivables generated by music catalogues; advising a bank on its mezzanine lending into a media business.
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Education

  • 1998 – BA, Oxford University, Oxford
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Memberships

  • Association of Media and Technology Lenders – co-founder
  • Big Innovation Centre
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Publications

  • Spring 2018 - TMT Finance (Financier Worldwide)
  • Autumn 2016 - A LexisNexis mini-mag helping banking & financial services lawyers stay up to date (LexisNexis Financial & Banking Services)
  • November 2016 - Guide to hedging within a financial context – for the financing lawyer (LexisNexis)
  • November 2016 - Guide to hedging within a financing context – ISDA documents (LexisNexis)
  • November 2016 - Guide to hedging issues in real estate finance transactions (LexisNexis)
  • November 2016 - ISDA documentation in a finance transaction – checklist (LexisNexis)
  • PSR decision not to apply governance or access requirements to card payment systems (E-Finance Payments Law & Policy Journal)
  • Contributor to TMT Finance Law & Practice
  • March 2015 - In Practice – TMT Finance Part I (Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law)
  • June 2015 - In Practice – TMT Finance Part II (Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law)
  • September 2015 - In Practice – TMT Finance Part III (Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law)
  • December 2015 - In Practice – TMT Finance Part IV (Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law)
  • June 2013 - LIBOR: zero floors (Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law)
  • September 2012 - Lending to SPVs: banks' change of approach (Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law)
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Lectures list

  • June 2016 - Seminar on "Are you hedging your bets on real estate loans?" together with derivatives specialists J.C. Rathbone Associates
  • 2015 - LexisNexis Webinar - Overview of UK Real Estate Finance Market 
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