Mark Santangeli

Partner Cayman Islands
Mark Santangeli
Next Generation Partner Legal 500 Caribbean, 2023

Overview

Mark specialises in all types of finance and is well known for his extensive fund finance practice. He is part of Ogier's multi-disciplinary Private Equity team and has significant experience in representing both borrowers and lenders (including major financial institutions, alternative lenders, sponsors, private equity funds and hedge funds) in all types of fund financing products to include subscription line facilities, NAV facilities, GP and management fee facilities, margin lending, fund-of-fund financings and derivative based structures. He has extensive experience in the field of structured finance and advises on a variety of structures including CLOs (including synthetic CLOs), securitisations, warehouse lending, repo-lending, repackagings, risk retentions and asset-based lending.
  • Background & experience

    Mark specialises in all types of finance and is well known for his extensive fund finance practice. He is part of Ogier's multi-disciplinary Private Equity team and has significant experience in representing both borrowers and lenders (including major financial institutions, alternative lenders, sponsors, private equity funds and hedge funds) in all types of fund financing products to include subscription line facilities, NAV facilities, GP and management fee facilities, margin lending, fund-of-fund financings and derivative based structures.

    He has extensive experience in the field of structured finance and advises on a variety of structures including CLOs (including synthetic CLOs), securitisations, warehouse lending, repo-lending, repackagings, risk retentions and asset-based lending.

    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

    Next Generation Partner Legal 500 Caribbean, 2023
    The commitment to client service we see from all of the individuals we work with at Ogier is second to none. As a manager often working on a number of high-value short-fuse transactions concurrently, the responsiveness and reliability that Mark Santangeli and his team exhibit is invaluable to us. I have yet to encounter a member of Ogier’s Cayman banking and finance practice that did not meet the standard of service we have become accustomed to from them. Legal 500 Caribbean, 2023
    able to give very sensitive advice in context, and in a risk-savvy manner Chambers Global, 2022
    Highly regarded IFLR 1000, 2022
    Excellent to work with: very responsive, very knowledgeable and commercial in his advice. Chambers Global, 2021
    Next Generation Partner Legal 500 Caribbean, 2022
    He is very approachable, responsive and gives easy-to-understand advice. Chambers Global, 2020
    Next Generation Partner Legal 500 Caribbean, 2021
    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