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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
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Work Department

Finance Group.


Thomas Smith is an English-qualified partner in the Finance Group of the London office. He acts for borrowers, sponsors, funds and financial institutions on a wide range of financing transactions, including complex acquisition and leveraged finance transactions (both syndicated bank loan and high-yield transactions) at all levels of the capital structure, capital call facilities and other alternative capital transactions for investment funds. 


Mr. Smith joined the firm in May 2007. He graduated in 2002 with an LL.B. from the University of Nottingham. He went on to study at Nottingham Law School in 2003, where he obtained an LPC with distinction. He was admitted as a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in 2006.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Investment fund formation and management > Fund finance

(Leading individuals)

Thomas SmithDebevoise & Plimpton LLP

Highly rated for its ‘unrivalled market knowledge and technical acumen’Debevoise & Plimpton LLPhas been at the forefront of a number of fund finance innovations, including ESG margin ratchets, hybrid facilities and NAV facilities’. Under the leadership of acquisition, asset and structured finance experts Alan Davies, Pierre Maugüé, and the ‘oustandingThomas Smith, the group often acts for high-profile clients across all fund types, including private equity, infrastructure, real estate, healthcare-focused, secondaries and venture funds, on large and mid-cap deals.