Stuart Axford focuses his practice on advising leading investment banks, funds and investors on large scale and highly complex securitisation and structured credit transactions. He has experience across a wide range of asset classes, including residential and commercial mortgages, auto loans, aircraft, supply chain finance, cryptocurrencies and NFTs. Stuart also advises non-EU financial institutions in relation to UK and EU legislation and regulations, including EMIR, BRRD, CRD, CSDR, MiFID II/MIFIR and the Securitisation Regulation.

Stuart is recognised as a leading securitisation, structured finance and derivatives lawyer by Chambers UK, Chambers Global and The Legal 500 UK, as well as Best Lawyers UK, IFLR1000 and Who’s Who Legal. A client quoted in Chambers UK commented that “Stuart Axford understands how to look at things in a commercial manner, quickly grasps the technicalities of new transactions and finds problem areas.”


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  • Chambers UK
  • Chambers Global
  • The Legal 500 UK
  • Best Lawyers UK
  • IFLR1000
  • Who’s Who Legal

Prior Experience

  • Arnold & Porter
  • Kaye Scholer
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer