Andrew Blincoe is Head of RBS' Structured Finance business, covering RBS' infrastructure, project and asset finance, leveraged finance and corporate and FI loans businesses. Andrew has more than 12 years’ experience in the infrastructure and structured debt market, first as a lawyer and with RBS since 2006. He was named one of Financial News’ “40 under 40” rising stars of Investment Banking in 2013. Andrew has led a number of acquisition and refinancing facilities for UK and European utilities, including for Elenia, Yorkshire Water and Eversholt, as well as more esoteric secured financings for, inter alia, Arsenal football club and Dignity Funerals plc.
John Bringardner is Debtwire’s Global Legal Editor, coordinating coverage of bankruptcies and courtroom battles from New York to Hong Kong. John also led the creation of Debtwire Dockets, a custom service for real-time tracking of new filings in dozens of US courts. Prior to joining Acuris, he was a bankruptcy reporter for S&P’s Leveraged Commentary & Data. He has been writing about legal issues for more than 15 years, for publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The American Lawyer.
Michael Dakin, a high yield specialist, has extensive experience advising issuers and underwriters on high yield debt and leveraged finance transactions in Europe and the United States, he is a member of the Board of Directors of the AFME/EHYA and has spoken at numerous conferences and seminars.
Alistair is the Head of Corporate Financial Restructuring for PwC UK, based in London and covering EMEA. PwC's restructuring team focuses on advising management teams, lenders, hedge funds and shareholders on complex restructurings. Alistair joined PwC in 2015, and was previously Head of Debt Advisory and Restructuring for Rothschild in Australia and South East Asia from 2011-15. Prior to that, Alistair was a core member of Rothschild’s European restructuring team, advising companies and lenders on a wide range of complex restructurings. Alistair's notable assignments have included Dubai World, Nakheel, Mirabela Nickel, Nine Entertainment, Almatis and McCarthy & Stone.
Mr. Escudier joined EQT in January 2010 and is a Director in EQT's Credit Team. Prior to joining EQT, he worked for Apollo Management, a private equity investment firm focusing on leveraged buyouts and the purchase of distressed securities. Before this, he was involved in structuring and negotiating financing for leveraged buyouts and corporates in the Morgan Stanley Leveraged and Acquisition Finance team in London. Mr. Escudier graduated from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine with a first class honours Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Before joining Finsbury in 2012, David worked for four years in 10 Downing Street. Specialising in economics, finance and foreign policy, David’s role included preparing Gordon Brown and then David Cameron every week for Prime Minister’s Questions in the House of Commons. He coordinated advice for European Councils and acted as David Cameron’s Private Secretary during his first budget. David spent two earlier years in HM Treasury, first as the Principal Private Secretary in the Office of Government Commerce and then as Head of EU Competition, Regulation & Enterprise. Prior to that, David was a Special Adviser to Ministers in Australia on economics, education and the environment. He graduated from Melbourne University, combining degrees in Arts and Commerce.
Philip is a Partner in Clifford Chance’s Restructuring and Insolvency Group and Global Head of Restructuring and Insolvency. He specializes in general restructuring and insolvency. Recent assignments include advising the Ad Hoc Committee of Bondholders of Abengoa SA in relation to the restructuring of the group, Scholz Holding GmbH in relation to its restructuring and Second Lien Lenders to H.C. Starck in relation to that company’s restructuring. Philip is the co-author of the chapters entitled “Schemes of Arrangement” in Tolley’s Insolvency Law and “Compromising Shareholder Claims” in The Law and Practise of Restructuring in the UK and US.
Ran Landmann is a Managing Director and joined CVC Credit Partners in 2013. Before that Ran covered European distressed/stressed credits including corporate, sovereign and financial names at Owl Creek Europe Management and Sandell Asset Management. Previously he worked at CVC Equity Partners focussing on European private equity and at Credit Suisse First Boston media and telecoms team, both in London. Ran graduated with a BSc in Business Economics from Queen Mary & Westfield University, University of London.
Andrew Marshak is a Managing Director of CSAM and Head of Europe for CSAM’s Credit Investments Group (“CIG”), with primary responsibility for European loans and high yield bonds. Mr. Marshak has global responsibility for overseeing CIG's portfolio management and trading. Mr. Marshak is a member of the CIG Credit Committee. Prior to joining CIG, Mr. Marshak was a Managing Director and a founding partner of First Dominion Capital, LLC, which he joined in 1997 from Indosuez Capital, where he served as a Vice President. Prior to joining Indosuez Capital in 1992, Mr. Marshak was an Analyst in the Investment Banking Department of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. He holds a B.S., Summa Cum Laude, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is currently resident in London.
Angel Martin has over 27 years’ experience in financial advisory and corporate restructuring services. Angel became Head of Restructuring in Spain in 2007 and was appointed Head of Restructuring for EMA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) in 2012. Angel has been involved in a number of corporate restructurings (lender and debtor advisory) in what have become some of the largest refinancing deals in E and Latin America, such as Abengoa, FCC, Prisa, Metrovacesa, Cementos Porland Valderribas, Eroski, Pescanova, etc. Angel was appointed as insolvency administrator by the Spanish National Securities Market Commission in the biggest insolvency case in Spain’s history, Martinsa Fadesa.
Peter O'Neill has over 20 years' experience in the financial services industry, the last 15 of which have been spent within the Infrastructure sector. Prior to joining Rubicon in 2013, Peter was Managing Director and Head of Project Finance, North America, at Bank of Ireland, where he established the bank's New York based Project Finance lending activities for the United States and Canada. At Bank of Ireland, his responsibilities included the origination and structuring of debt facilities for transactions in the Mass Transit, Road, Hospital, Education, Aviation and Energy sectors. Previously, Peter held positions with KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers in Dublin and New York. Peter holds an honors degree in Business Studies from Trinity College, Dublin and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
Nick O'Neill is a partner in the Clifford Chance's international regulatory practice, specializing in advising on banking and investment services regulation in the UK and more generally across the EU – including in relation to securities and structured products, banking and treasury service products and arrangements, wealth management activities and asset management and funds. He has recently been advising financial institutions in the UK and the US on the impact of Brexit on their business.
Jorge Rodriguez is responsible for the management and strategic direction of the Infrastructure Debt's global business. Prior to Deutsche AM, he was a Managing Director in Aladdin Capital Management's Infrastructure Debt Business and a Managing Director and Head of Infrastructure Finance at Dresdner Kleinwort in New York. He focused on the origination, structuring and execution of financings of infrastructure assets, sourcing transactions across diverse sectors. He joined Dresdner Kleinwort in the Loans Syndications group, and later joined their Global Loans team in London. Jorge has a BA in Economics from Trinity College and an MBA from Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Robert Villiani has extensive experience in structured capital markets. He has been involved in traditional and novel asset-backed and mortgaged-backed offerings as well in offerings of both traditional and novel structured credit products, investment funds and other financial instruments. Robert's experience includes representation of underwriters, issuers, credit enhancers, warehouse providers and other transaction parties in securitizations and repackagings of commercial real estate loans, leveraged loans and other corporate debt instruments, unsecured consumer loans, automobile and equipment loans and leases, corporate fleet leases, trade receivables, healthcare receivables, and securities and asset-backed securities. Robert has also advised participants in the creation and maintenance of several investment funds and asset-backed commercial paper programs and has substantial experience working with derivatives and related products.
Daniel Zerbib is a Partner at Clifford Chance specializing in banking and finance with a particular emphasis on infrastructure finance, leveraged finance and debt restructuring. His experience includes advising the senior lenders in the context of the EUR 2 billion debt restructuring of the SAUR group, leading ultimately to the takeover of the SAUR group by the senior lenders. He was also involved with Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank as lenders in connection with the £ 2 billion refinancing of Eurotunnel’s debt pursuant to a safeguard plan and as arrangers of the securitization of that debt.