Voisin is delighted to announce the appointment of Howard O’Toole as an Associate in its Commercial Department.
Mr O’Toole has over 15 years experience in all areas of offshore capital markets and structured finance transactions. His extensive practice also covers banking, finance and investment funds. Prior to joining Voisin, he spent the majority of his career working in structured finance specialising mainly in securitisations, repackagings, Tier 1 capital raising, MTN and commercial paper programmes. He gained a solid international reputation amongst practitioners, arrangers, issuers and other finance parties for his prompt, clear and practical advice.
Mr O’Toole has acted on many high profile securitisation programmes structured through Jersey including the first securitisation buy-out completed in France, which was awarded ISR corporate deal of the year. His fluent French has enabled him to establish and maintain close professional relationships with many of the major law firms, arrangers and banks in the French structured finance sector. More recently, he acted in several major UK project finance and real estate transactions, which involved the acquisition of various business parks, the redevelopment of historical landmarks and the acquisition of prime retail units in London.
Howard says: ‘I’m thrilled to be part of the team at one of Jersey’s most respected and longest established law firms which undoubtedly matches, if not outperforms, some of the larger players in the Jersey market. The expanding and busy team is very focussed, proactive and above all passionate about its work.’ Jeffrey Giovannoni, Partner, Advocate and Notary Public, Voisin, added: ‘Howard is an important addition to our strong commercial team at Voisin. He is highly rated in the Legal 500 and a real asset to our future plans for the sector. Our clients include leading banks, financial institutions and fund managers in addition to a significant local and international private client base so Howard’s cross industry expertise is paramount. He is working collegially with the team on the provision of our portfolio of services and will be instrumental in major transactions and acquisitions moving forward.’
Mr O’Toole is a dedicated family man and in his spare time he has a passion for running. When not busy trying to keep up with his two young children, he enjoys short to marathon distance running hoping ultimately one day to attempt ultramarathon distances!