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Latham & Watkins

99 BISHOPSGATE, LONDON, EC2M 3XF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7710 1000
Fax:
Fax 020 7374 4460
Email:
Web:
www.lw.com

Richard M Trobman

Tel:
Work +44 20 7710 1180
Email:
Web:
www.lw.com/people/RichardMTrobman
Latham & Watkins LLP

Work Department

Partner, Vice Chair

Position

Richard Trobman is one of two Vice Chairs at Latham & Watkins and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. His practice includes representing investment banking firms, private equity firms and companies in public and private offerings of securities, restructurings, bridge loans, and merger and acquisition transactions, with a particular emphasis on issuances of debt securities and leveraged transactions. He has represented a broad range of clients, including LBO companies, such as Advent, BC Partners, The Carlyle Group, Cinven, EQT, PAI Partners and Nordic Capital, and investment banks such as JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs.

Mr. Trobman is mentioned as a leading lawyer for high yield in the most recent editions of IFLR, The Legal 500 UK and Chambers UK, with Chambers describing him as “an absolutely excellent lawyer who is profoundly plugged in to the high-yield market.”


London: Finance

High yield

Within: Leading individuals

Richard Trobman - Latham & Watkins

Within: High yield

Latham & Watkins¬†attracts praise for its 'depth of experience and strong ability to run complex transactions;¬†if Latham is on a deal - regardless of which side it is acting on - it will get done well'. Across its European offices, the firm handled 90 high yield deals in 2017, with a combined value of more than $70bn. Its eight-partner team is the largest in London and is involved in some of the most complex deals in the market. A good example is Wind Tre's cross-border refinancing, which included the issuance of ‚ā¨7.3bn in senior secured notes. Practice head¬†Brett Cassidy, who¬†is 'probably the most technically capable lawyer in the high yield market', acted for¬†banks including Bank of America Merrill Lynch and HSBC on that deal.¬†Jennifer Engelhardt¬†is 'one of the most well-respected lawyers in high yield - she has encyclopaedic market knowledge, coupled with a collaborative approach that makes you want her on your side'. She acted for Aker BP in a $400m notes offering. The firm's deep bench of talent includes managing partner¬†Richard Trobman;¬†¬†Jocelyn Seitzman, who handled an ¬£855m deal for¬†Madison Dearborn Partners;¬†Francesco Lione, whose clients include Goldman Sachs;¬†Tracy Edmonson, who handled a deal for Wagamama Finance; and¬†Scott Colwell, who represented lead managers in a ‚ā¨5.3bn financing for Bain Capital and Cinven.¬†Jeffrey Lawlis,¬†who works in London and Milan, 'sees some of the most complicated deals in the market and is always able to find a solution'.

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