Ed Bellamy is an associate in the Securities, Capital Markets, and Finance practices of the Corporate Department of the London office of Paul Hastings, and his practice largely concentrates on the structuring and documentation of structured finance, securitization, and real estate finance transactions.
Mr. Bellamy's structured finance and securitization practice includes advising arrangers, investors, loan servicers/administrators, non-bank loan originators, and service providers across a wide range of structured finance and securitization products, in particular in relation to securitization of loans backed by consumer, residential mortgage, and commercial mortgage debt. He advises on asset acquisition and financing structures, warehouse financing, and the securitization and trading of loan assets. Mr. Bellamy also advises with respect to any related regulatory issues and derivative products.
Mr. Bellamy's real estate finance practice is primarily focused on advising real estate debt funds and financial institutions with respect to the financing, refinancing, and enforcement of senior and mezzanine loan origination, development finance transactions, loan on loan transactions, and NPL portfolio transactions across both the U.K. and Europe.
Mr. Bellamy also has significant experience in debt capital markets, including representing arrangers, investors, and trustees with respect to LPN, convertible bond, sovereign bond, and high yield bond offerings and additionally has been involved in various multijurisdictional bond restructurings and other liability management exercises.
Accolades and Recognitions
Shortlisted for FT Legal Innovator Rising Star 2016
"Structured Finance & Securitisation Team of the Year" at the IFLR 2016 Europe Awards
Nottingham Law School, completed the Legal Practice Course, 2004 (with Distinction)
University College London, LL.B, 2003
Prior to joining Paul Hastings, Mr. Bellamy worked in the London office of another U.S. firm
Admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales
A selection of Mr. Bellamy's prior experience includes:
Representing Kensington Mortgage Company Limited as originator with respect to a series of residential mortgage-backed securities transactions (2016-2018).
Amicus Mortgage Finance 2015-1 plc - Representing Brookland Partners LLP and HSBC Bank plc as arrangers and lead managers with respect to a £100 million short-term bridging loan mortgage-backed securitization. Noted as Standout Deal for FT Legal Innovation Review 2016.
Theatre (Hospitals) No.1 and No.2 plc - Representing Capita Asset Services (London) Limited as servicer on behalf of senior lenders with respect to the restructuring of a £1.65 billion loan secured by 35 hospitals with a portion of the senior loan included within two CMBS securitizations. Nominated for IFLR Securitisation Deal of the Year 2016. Described by Debtwire as "arguably the most complex European securitisation restructuring ever."
Acting for a residential mortgage loan investor and administrator with respect to a number of residential mortgage loan portfolio sales and acquisitions (2017).
Acting for a leading consumer and commercial debt purchaser and manager with respect to a purchase of notes backed by second lien residential mortgage loans (2017).
Acting for a large U.S. fund with respect to the provision of development financing in relation to a hotel development in East London and related loan on loan financing (2017-2018).