Matthew Hodkin is a tax lawyer based in the London tax department. He practices primarily in the areas of asset finance, securitisation and corporate finance, fitting our headlight areas of transport, financial institutions and energy.
Matthew has advised a number of lessors and lessees on a variety of asset financing structures, particularly in the transport sector. Assets financed include ships, aircraft and rail assets, both through traditional tax leasing structures and through asset-based fund structures. He has also been involved in the development of a leasing transaction combining traditional asset finance techniques and Islamic finance principles.
Recently, Matthew has acted for the developers and financiers of a number of renewable energy projects, advising on the tax aspects of investment in new renewable technologies, particularly in the wind sector.
Matthew has acted for originators, issuers and rating agencies on the tax aspects of a wide variety of securitisation transactions, including real estate securitisations, CMBS transactions and whole-business securitisations.