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Richard M. Trobman

Latham & Watkins

London, , GBR


Richard Trobman

Education
JD, Northwestern University, 1991
BA, Bucknell University, 1988
cum laude

Areas of Expertise
Richard Trobman is a partner in the firm's London office and is Co-Chairman of the London office's Corporate Department. He received his J.D. from Northwestern University in 1991, and joined Latham & Watkins as an associate in October of 1991. His practice includes representing investment banking firms, private equity firms and companies in public and private offerings of securities, restructurings, bridge loans and merger and acquisition transactions, with a particular emphasis on issuances of debt securities and leveraged transactions. He has represented a broad range of clients, including LBO companies, such as BC Partners, The Carlyle Group, Cinven and 3i, and investment banks such as JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and RBS.

Mr. Trobman is mentioned as a leading lawyer for high yield in the 2009 edition of IFLR and in recent editions of Chambers UK, with Chambers 2009  citing that he is "an absolutely excellent lawyer who is profoundly plugged in to the high-yield market" and Chambers 2011 notes that Mr. Trobman "continues to impress with his great understanding of clients' needs" and "incredible experience of the issues." He is also listed as a leading finance lawyer in The Lawyer Hot 100, 2006 edition.

Recent representative transactions include:

  • Representation of Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and Lloyds TSB in connection with the offering by DFS of £240,000,000 9¾% Senior Secured Notes due 2017.
  • Representation of Goldman Sachs, Credit Suisse, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, ING and JP Morgan in connection with the offering by Ziggo of €1,208,850,000 8% Senior Subordinated Notes due 2018.
  • Representation of JP Morgan, Bank of America, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and RBS in connection with the offering by Manchester United Finance of £250,000,000 8.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2017; and $425,000,000 8.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2017.
  • Representation of Barclays Capital, BNP Paribas, JP Morgan and RBS in connection with the offering by Cable & Wireless of $500,000,000 7.75%Senior Secured Notes due 2017.
  • Representation of Credit Suisse, Barclays Capital and BNP Paribas in connection with the offering by Inmarsat of 7.375% Senior Notes due 2017.
  • Representation of Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan as bookrunners in connection with the offering by UPC Germany GmbH of €1,430,000,000 and $845,000,000 8?% Senior Secured Notes due 2017 and €665,000,000 9?% Senior Notes due 2019.
  • Representation of Campofrio Food Group, S.A. in its offering of €500,000,000 of 8¼% Senior Notes due 2016.
  • Representation of Deutsche Bank, Credit Suisse and Banca IMI S.p.A. as global coordinators in connection with the offering by Wind Acquisition Finance S.A. of €1,250,000,000 of 11¾% Senior Notes due 2017 and $2,000,000,000 of 11¾% Senior Notes due 2017.
  • Representation of JP Morgan and Credit Suisse as global coordinators in connection with an exchange offer by UPC Holding B.V. of €184,421,000 of new notes for a portion of its existing notes and a cash offering of €65,579,000 of new notes. 
  • Representation of Credit Suisse as global coordinator on the offering of $400,000,000 and €150,000,000 of notes by UPC Holding B.V.
  • Representation of BC Partners in its acquisition of Intelsat Ltd, a provider of fixed satellite services.
  • Representation of JP Morgan in connection with the bridge loans by JP Morgan and Intesa SanPaolo to Tiscali S.p.A., a telecommunications company, to finance its acquisition of the broadband and voice division of Pipex.
  • Representation of Citi and JP Morgan in connection with an approximately €400,000,000 bridge loan financing for a South African borrower.
  • Representation of JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers as arrangers in connection with the €700,000,000 senior term, €187,500,000 mezzanine, €187,500,000 second lien, €110,000,000 acquisition and capex and €65,000,000 revolving facilities to enable Blackstone to buy Klöckner Pentaplast.
  • Representation of Merrill Lynch, BNP Paribas and Calyon in the offering by HTCC Holdco II B.V. of €200,000,000 Senior Floating Rate Notes due 2013.
  • Representation of Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley in the offering by Tim Hellas of €97,250,000 Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2012; €960,000,000 Floating Rate Subordinated Notes due 2015; and US $275,000,000 Floating Rate Subordinated Notes due 2015.
  • Representation of BC Partners and Cinven in connection with their acquisition of Amadeus.
Mr. Trobman is admitted to practice in New York and California.
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