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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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Memberships & Roles

  • 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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Education

  • 1998 – BA, Oxford University, Oxford
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23/07/2019
CMS ad­vises Al­li­ance Pharma plc on new fin­an­cing
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm CMS has ad­vised Al­li­ance Pharma plc on its new £165,000,000 re­volving cred­it fa­cil­ity and a £50,000,000 ac­cor­di­on fa­cil­ity, with the trans­ac­tion com­plet­ing on 2 Ju­ly 2019. The...
11/06/2018
CMS ad­vises on fin­an­cing of LoopUp Group plc ac­quis­i­tion of Meet­ing­Zone
CMS has ad­vised on the ar­range­ment of bi­lat­er­al seni­or debt fa­cil­it­ies to sup­port LoopUp in its ac­quis­i­tion of con­fer­en­cing ser­vices pro­vider Meet­ing­Zone. The ac­quis­i­tion, which is worth around £61.4m...
12/06/2017
CMS ad­vises 32Red plc on its sale to on­line gam­ing com­pany Kindred Group...
CMS has ad­vised AIM-lis­ted on­line gam­ing com­pany, 32Red, on its ac­quis­i­tion by Kindred Group, one of the largest on­line gambling com­pan­ies in the world, in a deal val­ued at £175.6 mil­lion. The trans­ac­tion...
23/02/2017
Olswang ad­vises on­line gam­ing com­pany 32Red on Kindred Group's £175.6m...
This art­icle was pro­duced by Olswang LLP, which joined with CMS on 1 May 2017.In­ter­na­tion­al tech­no­logy, me­dia and tele­coms law firm Olswang is ad­vising AIM-lis­ted on­line gam­ing com­pany, 32Red, on the...
18/01/2017
Olswang ad­vises BMO Real Es­tate Part­ners on 191 mil­lion pound port­fo­lio...
This art­icle was pro­duced by Olswang LLP, which joined with CMS on 1 May 2017.In­ter­na­tion­al law firm Olswang has ad­vised cli­ents of the lead­ing prop­erty as­set man­age­ment spe­cial­ist BMO Real Es­tate Part­ners...
16/07/2014
Olswang ad­vises Lon­don & As­so­ci­ated Prop­er­ties on com­plex £45m fa­cil­ity
In­ter­na­tion­al law firm Olswang has ad­vised Lon­don & As­so­ci­ated Prop­er­ties (LAP), the lis­ted UK shop­ping centre and cent­ral Lon­don re­tail prop­erty in­vestor, on its re­cent com­plex £45m seni­or and mezzan­ine...