Structured Finance

Structured Finance

Through our Structured Finance practice, our firm provides a vast range of services to cater to our client’s financial needs. Our spectrum of clients is highly varied; from budding investors to leading players in the finance arena. We have served banks, corporate and sovereign entities as well as export credit agencies, advising them on their day-to-day banking and finance issues, but also guiding them through complex and cross-border transactions.

Acquisition and leveraged finance        

We counsel clients such as banks, debt providers, corporate borrowers, financial advisers, as well as private-equity sponsors in respect of all forms of acquisition and leveraged finance. Our Structured Finance professionals are able to provide the critical support and ingenious solutions which our clients rely on to get through today’s complex transactions.

Asset-based lending

Our Structured Finance lawyers offer counsel on asset-based lending which is a considerably intricate and advanced loan transaction. We provide various services through asset-based lending, namely bilateral domestic working capital facilities and global cross-border transactions.

Asset finance

Besides providing guidance in respect of the tried and true traditional methods of asset finance, our lawyers' longstanding experience in the sector allows them to provide clients with innovative, fresh solutions in the sector of asset finance in order to help clients develop their own legal financing structures and techniques.

Capital Markets

Chetcuti Cauchi’s multidisciplinary character allows our Structured Finance lawyers to work closely with professionals from our Capital Markets team in order to provide clients with all-encompassing advice regarding different debt instruments. Our goal is to address their funding requirements by structuring novel securities and utilising any other means to keep up with the fast-paced market setting.

Corporate Lending

Our Structured Finance practice tackles various forms of corporate loans including syndicated loans and structured finance, as well as receivables finance. Our firm strives to be a pioneer and leave a mark in the sector by providing efficient and ingenious solutions.


Our firm guides investment banks, fund managers, derivatives services providers, corporate and hedge funds on the range of market-standard documentation required, complex collateral structures, OTC and exchange-traded derivatives (Structures and securitised derivatives), as well as repos, securities lending, insurance and alternative risk transfer products. We also offer counsel on Shariah-compliant structures.

Public finance

We strive to assist clients to reach their goals in the municipal securities marketplace. Our accomplished professionals offer their counsel on bonds, disclosures, special tax considerations as well as general issues of tax-exempt obligations. We can also offer advice to our clients regarding underwriters, credit enhancers and liquidity providers.

Real Estate Finance

With our vast experience in equity and debt financing structures which are used in the commercial real estate sector, we guide clients in respect of senior and mezzanine loan organisations tax structured investments, formation of funds, real estate M&A, securitisation, debt restructuring and workouts and loan portfolio sales, as well as Shariah-compliant products.

Structured Trade and Commodity Finance

Our Structured Finance team can also assist clients with financing the production, transportation and warehousing of a variety of commodities.

Project Finance

We have advised a wide range of clients, including sponsors, lenders, contractors and institutional investors on a spectrum of local and international deals.

Islamic Investment

Our Structured Finance practice caters for Shariah finance as well. We assist clients with the structuring of Shariah-compliant funds which generally prohibit the payment or acceptance of interest fees for the lending and accepting of money respectively, and prohibits investments in businesses that provide goods or services deemed contrary to its principles.  

Financial restructuring and insolvency

Our Structured Finance practice also offers services related to Company Insolvency.

Our Structured Finance Practice

Budding entrepreneurs, to large key players in the financial sector, have sought our extensive legal advice with regards to the complexities of the financial markets which are steadily becoming more widespread. Our seasoned lawyers are able to deliver commercially-oriented advice with regards to the markets and the main technologies which can give you the competitive edge you need to distinguish your business.

Our firm’s multidisciplinary nature allows us to draw expertise from various practices within our firm, thus providing clients with the most innovative yet practical business-oriented solutions, even in the most complex of transactions.

Thanks to their specialised industry knowledge, our structured finance lawyers can securitize a vast range of asset types, depending on your needs, with the aim to help you maximise current and prospective market opportunities. 

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Key Contacts

Mr Steve Muscat Azzopardi

Director, Trust & Corporate Services, CCA Interserv Ltd

+356 2205 6328

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