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

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London > Real estate > Property finance

Slaughter and May is increasingly active in sustainable financing mandates, in addition to handling acquisitions, restructurings and amendments in the hotel, student accommodation and residential spaces. Matthew Tobin heads up the practice, and Caroline Phillips advises clients across a range of real estate finance matters, including securitisation mandates and acquisition finance in the insurance, property, chemicals and energy sectors. Kevin Howes was promoted to the partnership in May 2022.

London > Finance > Debt capital markets

The team is responsive, and knowledgeable’, say clients of Slaughter and May.   Another notes that the firm has ‘an extreme breath of knowledge across all debt capital market transactions, providing useful insight that helps the client with important decision-making‘. The firm is a key adviser on UK public company debt issuance, though it is also increasingly active for underwriters. Lead partner Matthew Tobin who is ‘able to provide solutions to unexpected challenges and is very responsive to queries‘,  acted for AerCap Holdings N.V., the world’s largest aircraft leasing company, in the establishment of a new EMTN programme that is now listed on the GEM market of Euronext Dublin. Key partner Edward Fife assisted online fashion retailer ASOS with the issuance of £500m in unsecured convertible bonds. Guy O’Keefe and newly promoted partner Kevin Howes advised Cineworld Group plc on an issuance of $213m of convertible bonds that were privately placed with a select group of leading institutional investors. Caroline Phillips also plays a key role in DCM transactions and handled a €500m bond issue by INEOS Quattro Finance.