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Paulette is a partner in Reed Smith’s Financial Industry Group specialising in Capital Markets in London. She advises corporate trustees, other service providers and companies on a wide variety of capital market transactions, including medium term notes, equity linked and regulatory capital issues, loan participation notes, high yield bonds, covered bonds, securitisations (e.g. CMBS, RMBS and whole business), project bonds, collateralised debt obligations. Additionally, she provides counsel on other forms of structured finance products including secured lending transactions, PPP/PFI and renewable deals, and Islamic finance (Sukuks and the first internationally rated Sharia securitisation).

Credentials

  • London School of Economics, LL.M., Commercial Law

  • England and Wales

  • ICMSA Trustee Sub-committee member
  • Chair of the Black Solicitors Network (BSN) in England 
  • Editor-in-chief of BSN’s Diversity League Table/Study
  • Chair and host of the UK Diversity Legal Awards

Awards & Recognition

  • Champion and Executive Sponsor by Business in the Community’s Race for Opportunity Awards
  • Outstanding Woman in Professional Services at the 11th Precious Awards ceremony
  • Woman in Law Award at the Women4Africa Awards
  • City Leader Top 30 Inspirational Women by Brummell Magazine