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Franz Ranero



Ranero Franz
Franz Ranero



Franz advises on a broad range of capital markets transactions, with a focus on structured finance and products.

His structured finance practice covers bespoke funding, liquidity, regulatory capital and arbitrage structures involving both securitisation and derivatives technology, including providing financing to regulated and unregulated funds. His structured products experience extends to credit, fund and equity-linked products, repackaging platforms and other derivative securities. Franz is also a pre-eminent adviser to the CLO market.


 Franz is listed as a leading structured finance and derivatives lawyer (Band #1) in Chambers, rated as "Highly Regarded" in IFLR 1000 and listed as a leading structured products and securitisation lawyer in Legal 500.

"Franz Ranero wins plaudits for his skill in structured finance matters, and is notable for recently advising Citibank in connection with the Richmond Park CLO. According to a client, he is "driven to get the deal over the line, and has done an excellent job of helping us stay abreast of regulatory change." Chambers, 2015

"Franz Ranero" has a very detailed view, is technically very strong and is pretty commercial, "according to his clients. He is an established figure for sophisticated CLOs, as well as a number of other structured finance and derivatives transactions. He acted for Bank of America and Citibank in relation to a EUR413.25 million CLO." Chambers, 2016

"Franz Ranero focuses on CLO matters. Sources note: "He pioneered some complicated and ground-breaking risk retention structures, which now serve as market-standard benchmarks." He works for clients including Citibank and Morgan Stanley." Chambers, 2017

"Band 1: Franz Ranero is recommended by various market commentators for his expertise on CLOs. Sources say: "He's very smart and he knows the law very well." Chambers, 2019

"Franz Ranero ("responsive, easy to work with, and knowledgeable about regulatory issues") represented Bank of America Merill Lynch on the first CLO to seek compliance with European risk retention rules." Legal 500, 2015

Experience highlights



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Admitted as Solicitor, Ireland, 2018

Admitted as Solicitor, England and Wales, 2002

Legal Practitioner, New South Wales, Australia, 1998


Master of Laws (Research), 1998

Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours), 1997

Bachelor of Business (Distinction), 1996


Published work

  • Franz has published a number of articles and has contributed to legal and industry publications in the structured capital markets field.

News & insights

Publications: 17 FEBRUARY 2020

U.S. Treasury implements Final FIRRMA Regulations

This week, new regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of the Treasury (the Treasury) went into effect to finalize and comprehensively implement the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA). These newly-amended regulations (the Final FIRRMA Regulations) both broaden the jurisdictional scope of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), and institute key exceptions scaling CFIUS’s authority over certain foreign investments.

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Publications: 14 FEBRUARY 2020

Understanding sovereign debt – options and opportunities for Africa

A practical Guide for public debt managers and others involved in public financial management in Africa.

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A&O assists fintech Nivaura to develop bond issuance technology

News: 13 FEBRUARY 2020

A&O assists fintech Nivaura to develop bond issuance technology

Allen & Overy has provided legal expertise and knowledge to fintech company Nivaura, to help in the development of their new automation technology, Aurora. 

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Publications: 13 FEBRUARY 2020

Financial Regulatory Focus: Expected Developments in the Year of the Rat

As we move into the year of the rat, we consider some of the key areas of financial regulatory development that are expected this year in the Asia-Pacific region. 

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