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Expert resume of Marke Raines

Marke has more than 30 years’ experience in the London structured debt capital markets. Previously a securitisation partner at Allen & Overy then Shearman & Sterling, Marke founded Raines & Co, a London structured finance boutique law firm, in 2011, where he practises together with former Clifford Chance securitisation partners.

Marke has more than 30 years’ experience as counsel in the London structured debt capital markets. Previously a securitisation partner at Allen & Overy then Shearman & Sterling, Marke founded Raines & Co, a London structured finance boutique law firm, in 2011, where he practises together with former Clifford Chance securitisation partners. Marke has completed some of the most significant deals in the London structured debt capital markets and developed techniques that have become market standard. He has been ranked among the top 20 securitisation lawyers in the world by Euromoney Institutional Investor and named as a leading expert for many years in all of the major directories. Marke led the Allen & Overy transaction team on the first de-linked UK CLO, ‘Aurora’, which won the IFLR award for European Structured Finance Deal of the Year. Marke has published articles on legal, tax, accounting and regulatory aspects of securitisation and has spoken at finance conferences around the world. He has taught securitisation in the LL.M. programme at Queen Mary, University of London for more than 25 years. He gave evidence on securitisation and the credit crisis to the House of Lords European Union Committee in 2009. Marke was a member of the Financial Markets Law Committee's Advisory Group on Brexit and on the FMLC Brexit Working Groups on Governing Law and Jurisdiction and on the European Insolvency Regulation. Marke has served as an expert witness and/or expert adviser in major regulatory and insolvency proceedings, CMBS litigation and litigation regarding the professional standard of care for lawyers advising on structured debt capital markets transactions. Marke holds a B.A. from Simon Fraser University, an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia and an LL.M. from Trinity Hall, Cambridge. He is admitted to practise in England and Wales, New York and Ontario.