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Dechert LLP

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Robert Bradshaw

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Dechert LLP

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Leveraged Finance; Private Equity; Finance; Corporate Finance and Capital Markets; Banking and Financial Institutions




Robert Bradshaw practices in the area of corporate law, with a focus on corporate finance and debt finance transactions.

Mr. Bradshaw has significant experience advising clients on complex, cross-border finance projects.

Mr. Bradshaw advises borrowers, including private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies, and creditors, including financial institutions and funds, on bridge financing, leveraged and acquisition financing, and refinancing and restructuring transactions.

Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Bradshaw served as a partner in the corporate group at Kirkland & Ellis.

His previous experience also includes working as a senior associate at Allen & Overy and at Corrs Chambers Westgarth.




Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales


University of Technology, Sydney, Bachelor in Business, Bachelor of Law (Hons), 2006; The College of Law, Sydney, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2007

London: Corporate and commercial

M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

Within: M&A: upper mid-market and premium deals, £250m+

The team at¬†Dechert LLP¬†is ‚Äėhighly responsive‚Äô, ‚Äėhighly knowledgeable in the support of M&A‚Äô and ‚Äėdisplays a deep bench of resources to help maintain comprehensive coverage‚Äô. The practice is active in a wide variety of sectors, including energy, telecoms, life sciences and insurance. Practice head¬†Douglas Getter¬†has led on a wide range of cross-border deals this year, including CIT Group‚Äôs sale of its European rail leasing business for ‚ā¨920m and the UK aspects of Crown Holding‚Äôs $3.9bn acquisition of Signode Industrial Group.¬†Sean Geraghty¬†acted for Columna Capital in connection with the sale by Identitag Secondary Opportunities of the share capital of the Datamars Group and advised SQS Software Quality Systems on its proposed acquisition by Assystem Services Deutschland. On the energy front, the ‚Äėfirm, thorough and pragmatic‚Äô¬†Jonathan Angell¬†advised Chrysaor Holdings on its $3bn purchase of a package of oil and gas in the North Sea from Shell UK.¬†Christopher Field¬†and¬†Robert Bradshaw¬†both joined the practice in 2017 from¬†Kirkland & Ellis International LLP.

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Private equity: transactions

Within: Private equity: transactions

Dechert LLP, whose global private equity platform expanded significantly in 2016 off the back of a number of key hires (including the arrivals of Ross Allardice and John Markland from White & Case LLP and Kirkland & Ellis International LLP respectively), has made further investments to build out its offering; corporate and debt finance expert Robert Bradshaw joined from Kirkland & Ellis International LLP in April 2017, with corporate/private equity partner Christopher Field and tax specialist Jane Scobie subsequently making the same move in September that year. The growth of the practice has also been reflected by the firm successfully winning work from a number of new clients, including Ares Capital Management, Astorg Partners and Nordic Capital. Markland, Bradshaw and finance partner Giles Belsey acted for South Korean memory chip manufacturer Sk hynix Inc as one of the members of a consortium (led by Bain Capital), which acquired Toshiba Corporation's NAND flash memory and solid state drive business for $18bn. In another matter, Field, Scobie and Markland were part of the team which advised an affiliate of Sun European Partners and other selling shareholders on the potential sale of Albéa SA to PAI Partners. Field and Allardice co-head the team with Douglas Getter and Jonathan Angell. Mark Evans and Tony Brown are notable associates.

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