Karen Lam

Structured Finance and Derivatives Partner

Karen advises clients on derivatives and structured finance, with a focus on financial markets infrastructure, particularly in developing innovative solutions for structures in mainland China and advising on market access programmes. She is a core member of the Linklaters team that advises on derivatives clearing and OTC derivatives regulatory reforms.

Karen has developed strong relationships with a number of major Chinese banks and securities houses as they develop repackagings, structured notes, OTC derivatives and other structured finance products.

Karen regularly advises arrangers in Asia on repackaging, asset-backed financing, covered bond and securitisation transactions over a wide range of underlying assets. She has extensive experience in Residential Mortgage-backed Securities (RMBS), Commercial Mortgage-backed Securities (CMBS), whole business, auto loan and credit card securitisations