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Blackstar Capital appoints Head of Legal

Khalid Javaid has been appointed as Head of Legal at Blackstar Capital.

Javaid has over 20 years of experience as a banking and finance lawyer, with a focus on structured finance and securitisation transactions. In his new role at Blackstar Capital, he will be responsible for providing structuring, legal and execution advice in relation to transactions and new business, along with providing legal oversight of regulatory matters and government affairs.
Prior to his arrival at Blackstar, Javaid was a legal director at DLA Piper LLP and had worked for Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, both in London, after qualifying at a City of London top tier law firm. His recent experience in physical commodity trading, receivables and invoice finance with clients including JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs will prove invaluable as he steps into his new role.
Javaid’s appointment comes at a time when Blackstar Capital continues to expand and act as a key partner for corporates looking to optimise their working capital, as banks focus on serving a narrowing band of multi-product, global corporates against a backdrop of increasing regulation and capital reserve requirements.
Mark Stephens, CEO of Blackstar Capital, says: “We are very pleased to welcome Khalid to the Blackstar Capital team and for him to join us on the exciting journey that we are on. Khalid possesses significant, relevant skills and relationships to our business, so bringing him into this newly created role compliments and bolsters our team in really important ways.”
Javaid says: “I am delighted to be joining the Blackstar team at such an exciting time of expansion for the company. Blackstar has a unique and flexible approach towards structured financing, and I am excited to be taking up this role to enhance their capability and provide the legal support necessary to take the company to the next level by providing innovative solutions to its clients.”

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