Luke Lado

Biography

Luke Lado
Luke Lado is counsel in the London office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges.

Drawing on his extensive experience, Luke represents sponsors, corporate borrowers, banks, debt funds and other financial institutions in relation to special situations debt finance, restructurings, leverage finance, cross over credit finance, direct lending and funds finance.

Prior to joining Weil, Gotshal & Manges, Luke worked at a magic circle law firm and a leading US law firm in London.  Luke has previously been seconded to J.P.Morgan and Credit Suisse.

Representative experience includes advising:

  • The ad hoc committee of lenders in relation to the US$6.3 billion debt restructuring of Nordic Aviation Capital
  • Goldman Sachs, as lender, in relation to Eurazeo’s refinancing of DORC
  • The lenders regarding the cross over credit financing of Flutter Entertainment plc in light of its merger with Stars Group Inc*
  • The ad hoc committee of senior lenders in relation to new money options and the debt restructuring of the Cureos group, an EQT owned business based in the Netherlands*
  • Thomas Cook in relation to new money options and a restructuring of its debt*
  • Morgan Stanley in relation to the provision of bridge to bond financing regarding the €450,000,000 acquisition of Axelos by PeopleCert*
  • Cartesian Capital on their acquisition and financing of Arlington’s thermal management divisions*
  • The lenders and equity holders in relation to the restructuring and special situations financing of the Prezzo group and its subsequent sale to Cain International*
  • The ad hoc committee of senior lenders regarding the provision of new money to the Fatface group and the restructuring of the group’s existing debt*
  • Goldman Sachs and UBS in relation to the provision of acquisition finance to Aristocrat Leisure regarding the acquisition of Playtech plc*
  • The lenders in relation to the provision of special situations debt financing to Folli Follie*
  • A leading private equity house and its English portfolio company regarding a complex special situations financing in light of COVID 19*
  • Credit Suisse in relation to margin loans*
  • Smile Telecom in relation to a restructuring of its debt*
  • Debt funds in relation to subscription line facilities*

*denotes experience prior to joining Weil, Gotshal & Manges

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