William Smithson, Partner at The Financial Markets Department, distinguished as a "Leading Lawyer" in Capital Markets in the 2015 edition of IFLR1000.

Clients highlighted William Smithson:

"Great lawyer, quick to reply and very good team leader" and "Excellent relationship and professionalism" - a client from a securitisation matter.

"William is hugely experienced, with a real knowledge of his practice area. He manages his team very well, ensuring a very high level of responsive client service" - a client from a restructuring matter.

Clients also quoted other Layers in Capial Markets:

Alexandra Maia de Loureiro:

"Outstanding" - client from an M&A matter

"Great attention to detail, good negotiator, excellent knowledge of market practice and ability to apply it to documentation. Good knowledge of tax issues as well" - a client from an M&A / corporate commercial deal.

João Santos Carvalho:

"João has a pro-deal approach and is always looking for creative solutions that accomplish our commercial efforts at the same time that he his highly focused in protecting the bank. He is a very good communicator and entirely understands what we aim for on every deal/transaction" - client on a banking transaction.

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