Deal documentation is complicated - and it is our speciality. Our legal team read and interpret deal documentation all the time. We see what is going through the market, what's market and what's new or aggressive, so that you can concentrate on your day job.
Stephen founded Debt Explained in 2009, following a 25 year career in leveraged finance. He has held senior positions at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP; Shearman & Sterling LLP and Ashurst. Stephen co-founded the European High Yield Association and served as its chair for the first three years of its existence.
Duncan joined Debt Explained in 2011. He has 30 years experience in the capital markets leading business units at Tullet Prebon; Bank of Ireland; SG Hambros and BZW. Duncan originally qualified as a lawyer before moving into banking. Duncan also oversees compliance and financial aspects of the company’s operations.
Temitope Adesanya has extensive experience in various acquisition, leveraged and project financings in the U.S. and European markets. Prior to joining Debt Explained she worked with Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP’s London office as a senior associate and prior to that, with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP’s New York office as a senior associate.
Elizabeth Borthwick has over 15 years experience as an English qualified lawyer. Most recently she practised as a consultant in the global loans team at Allen & Overy LLP and has extensive experience in various types of financing transactions including general banking, acquisition and leveraged finance and restructurings.
Brian has more than two decades’ experience of financial law at a senior level, joining from Jones Day where he was a partner in the banking and finance practice in London. He advised on a wide range of banking matters, with a particular focus on leverage finance. Prior to this, he spent three years as a partner in the finance practice at Latham & Watkins, following a 13-year career at White & Case as an associate and latterly as partner.
Jamie McDougall spent time practising as a qualified barrister before working for over a decade in award-winning finance teams in the London, Milan and Singapore offices of leading international law firms, including Norton Rose. Jamie is a chartered member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
Senior Legal Specialist
Jennifer has practised law for more than a decade in the capital markets in London. A dual-qualified (US/England & Wales) high yield specialist, she has advised numerous financial institutions and non-US companies on securities law aspects of debt and equity issuances. Before joining Debt Explained, Jennifer spent six years at Latham & Watkins in their high yield team as well as practising corporate finance law with CMS and Reed Smith.
Victoria Pickett is an experienced banking and debt finance lawyer whose practice focused on domestic and cross-border leverage acquisitions, fund finance and general banking matters; primarily representing private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies. After completing her training contract at Norton Rose, Victoria moved to the London office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP where she became a partner in the debt finance team in 2011.
Neha Clulow is a highly experienced Paralegal Consulting Manager. She has over a decade of paralegal experience including working at Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP as finance paralegal and team manager monitoring the quality of work of a team of paralegals for the past six years. Neha originally worked as staff auditor at US Trust Corporation before starting her legal career.