Mark Santangeli

Partner Cayman Islands
Mark Santangeli
He is very approachable, responsive and gives easy-to-understand advice. Chambers Global, 2020

Overview

Mark specialises in all types of finance and has particular expertise in fund financing. He has significant experience in representing both borrowers and lenders in all types of lending products to include subscription line facilities, margin lending, derivative based structures, bond issues and limited recourse financings.
  • Background & experience

    Mark has been named as a leading lawyer by IFLR for successive years running. He specialises in all types of finance and has particular expertise in fund financing.  He has significant experience in representing both borrowers and lenders (including major financial institutions, multilateral international financial institutions, private equity funds and hedge funds) in all types of lending products to include subscription line facilities, margin lending, derivative based structures, bond issues and limited recourse financings.  In the context of corporate financings, he regularly acts for large bank syndicates and large corporate multinationals.

    He has experience in the field of structured finance having advised extensively in his previous role at Bank of Scotland Corporate on CMBS and conduit based securitisation.  He continues to advise on a variety on structured finance transactions including Islamic finance, asset finance, securitisation and resecuritisation.

    He also has a wide range of experience in asset finance and regularly advises on aviation and shipping finance matters.  Expertise includes secured lendings over Cayman registered corporate jets and private yachts and the use of Cayman SPVs.

    In addition to the above, Mark has extensive expertise in advising on debt listings on the Cayman Islands Stock Exchange both on “Eurobond” listings and specialist debt listings.

    Before joining Ogier in 2008, he worked as an in-house lawyer at Bank of Scotland Corporate in London.

    He received his Bachelor of Laws from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, in 2000 and his Diploma in Legal Practice from Glasgow Graduate School of Law in 2001.

    Mark is a member of the Cayman Islands Legal Practitioners Association and the Law Society of Scotland.

    Mark Santangeli is a leading lawyer in the IFLR1000

    Admitted in:

    2003 - Scotland
    2008 - Cayman Islands

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  • Recognition

    He is very approachable, responsive and gives easy-to-understand advice. Chambers Global, 2020
    Cool under fire in dealing with opposing counsel. Chambers Global, 2020
    Next generation partner Legal 500 Caribbean, 2020
    Provides actionable partner-level counsel throughout and is cool under fire Legal 500 Caribbean, 2020
    Highly regarded IFLR 1000 2020
    Next generation lawyer Legal 500 Caribbean, 2019
    A very good operator Chambers Global, 2019
    Highly regarded IFLR 1000, 2019
    He is super-responsive and the quality of his work is good. He really knows what he is doing and operates like a top-notch New York lawyer. Chambers Global, 2018
    Commercially shrewd and practical Chambers Global, 2017
    An excellent lawyer who is very knowledgeable, with a good steady head on his shoulders Chambers Global, 2017
    Responsive, well organised and approachable Legal 500 Caribbean, 2017
    A Leading Lawyer IFLR 1000, 2011