Caroline Phillips > Slaughter and May > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Slaughter and May

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Work Department

Capital Markets
Regulatory Capital
Debt Capital Markets
Loan Finance and Private Placements


Caroline is a partner with a broad international practice covering banking, capital markets, securitisation, derivatives and structured finance in which she advises issuers, borrowers and counterparties of all types. Caroline is qualified in England and Wales.

Caroline regularly acts for a number of UK and international companies – from FTSE 100 companies to large private companies, from PE Sponsors to their portfolio companies. Recent clients include: Athora, Aviva, Barratt Developments, Canada Life, Corsair, Currencies Direct, Drax Group, INEOS, Just Group, KPS, Ovo Energy,  Palamon, Pension Insurance Corporation and Walmart.


Joined Slaughter and May in 2005. Partner since 2015.


ICMA’s Private Placement Working Group

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > Debt capital markets

Slaughter and May has ‘depth and breadth of knowledge coupled with commercial outlook and ability to simplify the detailed complexities‘. The firm is known mainly for its issuer-side practice, though it increasingly acts for underwriters on large mandates. In 2020, the firm assisted HM Treasury with the  Covid Corporate Financing Facility which was introduced to provide liquidity to investment-grade corporates making a material contribution to the UK economy. Lead partner Matthew Tobin advised Burberry Group plc on its inaugural £300m sustainability bond. Guy O’Keefe is known for his work on liability management transactions for issuers, borrowers, lenders and other counterparties. Caroline Phillips has a broad-ranging finance and in 2020 advised on numerous regulatory capital transactions, including Just Group plc on its £250m bond offering. Robert Byk and Ed Fife also handle high-value DCM mandates as part of their broad finance practices.