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Latham & Watkins

99 BISHOPSGATE, LONDON, EC2M 3XF, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7710 1000
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Fax 020 7374 4460
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Web:
www.lw.com
Latham & Watkins, Francesco Lione, London, ENGLAND

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Francesco Lione

Tel:
Work +44 20 7710 5832
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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Francesco Lione, a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins, regularly represents investment banks, private equity firms and corporate clients in a wide array of international financing transactions, including financings of acquisitions and joint-ventures, recapitalizations, bond offerings, bridge facilities, private placements and spin-offs. Mr. Lione also advises investment banks and issuers in connection with liability management transactions, encompassing debt tender and exchange offers, consent solicitations and out-of-court restructurings.

Mr. Lione has counselled clients from a variety of industries in high-yield, cross-over and investment grade debt transactions. These assignments have mostly involved cross-border financings and he has worked with clients based in Europe, the United States, Asia and Latin America. His experience also includes representing European companies on cross-border acquisitions as well as corporate and sovereign clients in connection with public offerings of equity securities in the United States.


London: Finance

High yield

Within: High yield

'Consistently at the top of the market', says a client of Latham & Watkins, which has the largest group of high yield specialists of any firm in London. The firm remains a leader in the market and two promotions, Matthew Schneider  and Fritz Ernemann, bring the number of partners in Brett Cassidy's London group to nine. They handle the full range of high yield debt products in Europe, as well as calling on the firm's extensive banking, industry, regulatory and compliance practices to support investment banks, private equity sponsors and corporates. In 2018, the firm had a role in 99 high yield transactions that closed, with an aggregate deal value in excess of $105.9bn. Jocelyn Seitzman frequently handles  sponsor-side work for private equity houses; Scott Colwell and Francesco Lione act for major banks and corporates; and Jennifer Engelhardt handles deals for oil and gas industry players. Tracy Edmonson moved to the Hong Kong office with James Burnett coming the other way to join the London group.

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