LONDON – Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that structured finance and capital markets veteran David Barton has joined the firm’s Financial Industry Group (FIG) as Counsel, based in London. David, who will arrive in late September, joins the firm from NatWest Markets, where he served as Managing Legal Counsel.

David’s international practice draws upon his experience on the business side at Société Générale, two prestigious law firms in London and Sydney, and in-house at NatWest Markets. He advises originators, arrangers, managers, and trustees on the structuring, arranging and documentation of all structured debt, securitisation and other asset-backed debt capital market transactions including CLOs, asset based and warehouse funding.

“David is the rare lawyer who has extensive global in-house and outside counsel experience in the structured finance and capital markets space, experience that clients find extremely valuable,” said Ed Estrada, global chair of the firm’s Financial Industry Group. “His arrival fortifies our highly-regarded structured finance team in London and throughout Europe. We are very pleased to welcome him to our team.”