Jeremy C. Jennings-Mares

Jeremy C. Jennings-Mares


University of Nottingham (LL.B., 1989)
University of West England (LSF, 1990)

Bar Admissions

England & Wales

Jeremy Jennings-Mares is a partner in Morrison & Foerster’s Capital Markets Group. His transactional practice focuses on securities, structured products, derivatives and structured financings. In particular, he specialises in:

  • structured securities, particularly equity-linked, credit-linked and fund-linked, including CPPI structures and other equity and fund repackagings;
  • medium-term note programmes and other cross-border debt securities offerings;
  • OTC derivatives, particularly credit-linked, fund-linked and equity-linked;
  • securitisations, CDOs and CLOs (cash and synthetic); and
  • receivables financings.

His advisory practice focuses on advising banks and other financial institutions in relation to International financial regulation, in particular in the areas of:

  • structured products, including PRIPs, MiFID/ MiFID II/ MIFIR;
  • OTC derivatives, such as the EMIR regulation and MiFID II/ MiFIR measures;
  • securities and financial instruments, including the Prospectus Directive, Transparency Directive and Market Abuse Directive;
  • financial sector capital and liquidity regulation including the Basel framework and CRD including CRD IV and CRR; and
  • recovery and resolution frameworks and bank ringfencing/separation measures, including the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive and the Banking Reform Act.

Mr. Jennings-Mares acts for banks, investment banks and other financial institutions, for issuers and investors in financial instruments and for providers and end-users of derivatives and structured products. He writes and speaks regularly on the above, and other, topics and is a contributor to the Covered Bonds Handbook, published by Practising Law Institute (2010, updated 2012-2014) and Structured Products, published by Risk Books (2013). Mr. Jennings-Mares co-authored “The Approaches to Bank Resolution,” a chapter in Bank Resolution: The European Regime (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Mr. Jennings-Mares is recommended as a leading lawyer by Legal 500 UK. He has also been shortlisted for Global Derivatives Lawyer of the Year in Global Capital’s Global Derivatives Awards 2014. Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, he was a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer from 2001 to 2007, practising in both London and Asia.

Jeremy Jennings-Mares is recommended as a leading lawyer by Legal 500 UK 2017.

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