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Helena Nathanson is a member of the Banking & Financial Services Team and focuses on structured finance. Helena’s earlier professional experience came from ABCP involving all major financial institutions and setting up of commercial paper and medium term note programmes for such institutions. From there Helena began to act for originators and arrangers in commercial and residential mortgage backed securitisations as well as structured finance transactions involving numerous other asset classes such as diamond, credit card, and assisted living receivables. Helena has also been involved in sales of non-performing loans, restructuring and repackaging of debt, as well as having considerable experience in restructuring via schemes of arrangement. While Helena has a focus on corporate trustees and agents, she finds herself representing arrangers in bespoke financings time and time again.


  • Structured finance
  • Capital markets
  • Secured/unsecured lending
  • Bankruptcy and restructurings



  • Represented a corporate trustee in connection with its continuing and expanding roles as trustee and security agent in relation to exchange traded fund platforms.°
  • Represented global corporate trustees in connection with Schemes of Arrangement and a Chapter 15 proceedings in New York.°
  • Represented corporate trustee in relation to appointment of a liquidator over all of the Issuer’s assets including those forming part of collateral in a high yield bond issuance, and continued to represent the same trustee vis-à-vis the Chapter 11 proceedings initiated in Hong Kong and concurrently run in New York.°
  • Represented an entrepreneurial corporate trustee in connection with an unwind of a structured note programme and litigation against the National Bank of Ghana.°
  • Represented numerous global corporate trustees in connection with their respective roles in relation to high yield bond issuances with collateral spanning from the Americas, Australasia to pan-European.°
  • Represented a corporate trustee in connection with a creation of a fraudulent second charge over collateral by an unconnected third party.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Nathanson prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Legal 500 United Kingdom, 2023
    • Debt Capital Markets, 2023
  • Listed, Euromoney's Expert Guides: "Women in Business Law," 2021-2022


  • LLB, Bachelor of Arts, Thames Valley University
  • Legal Practice Course, Thames Valley University
  • England and Wales
  • Finnish, Native
  • Swedish, Conversational
  • French, Conversational
  • German, Conversational