Tony Horspool

Partner

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  • Bar Vocational Course, Inns of Court School of Law, 1991
  • MA (Modern Languages—French, German), University of Oxford, 1989

Qualifications

  • England and Wales, Barrister (1991) and Solicitor (2005)
  • French
  • German
  • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business (2016)
  • Super Lawyers: Corporate Finance (2014-2015)
  • Chambers UK: Restructuring/Insolvency: London (2011-2016)
  • UK Legal 500 (2011-2015)
  • IFLR1000: Highly Regarded - Restructuring and Insolvency, United Kingdom
  • Best Lawyers United Kingdom (2014-2017)

Tony Horspool

Partner

Tony Horspool is a partner in the special situations group in London. He focuses his practice on advising clients worldwide on UK and cross-border restructurings, refinancings and insolvencies. Representing debtors, creditors, insolvency officeholders, providers of rescue and exit finance, and shareholders, Tony's clients include special situations groups, hedge funds, private equity firms, CLOs, banks, accountancy firms and insurers.

Tony has been involved in many of the largest and most complex European business and financial restructurings of the last 15 years. He is qualified in England and Wales as both a solicitor and a barrister.

Experience

  • Acting for the ad hoc committee of Senior Unsecured Noteholders of Towergate Insurance in connection with its financial restructuring
  • Acting for Samos Servicios y Gestiones (now Uro Property Holdings SOCIMI, S.A.) as owner of over 1,100 retail properties let to Banco Santander in Spain, in connection with the restructuring of its €2 billion loan facilities and subsequent MAB listing and securitisation refinancing of its remaining senior debt obligations
  • Advising the sole creditor of Endeavour Energy Luxembourg Sarl in connection with proceedings under Chapter 11 of US Bankruptcy Code
  • Advising the largest second lien creditor in the restructuring of the APCOA Group (IFLR European Restructuring of the Year 2015)
  • Acting for Anchorage Capital as a creditor in litigation related to Titan Europe 2007-1 (NHP) Limited
  • Acting for Goldman Sachs European Special Situations Group and TPG Special Situations Partners in connection with their joint acquisition of the Cooper Portfolio from Lloyds Banking Group
  • Acting for Goldman Sachs European Special Situations Group and TPG Special Situations Partners in connection with their joint acquisition of the Lundy Portfolio from Lloyds Banking Group
  • Acting for Goldman Sachs European Special Situations Group, TPG Special Situations Partners, Strategic Value Partners, Anchorage Capital and Alchemy Partners on the restructuring and recapitalisation of the McCarthy & Stone Group
  • Acting for certain mezzanine lenders to KCA Deutag Oil Services Group, including funds managed by EIG Management Company, LLC and GoldenTree Asset Management LP, in connection with KCA's financial restructuring

Notable transactions in which Tony has been involved prior to joining the firm include:

  • Advising MBIA as guarantor of Eurotunnel FLF notes
  • Advising ad hoc committees of holders and bonds issued by GAL, Teksid, Parmalat, Telewest, NTL and Netia
  • Advising the creditors of a securitisation vehicle funding investment in Four Seasons
  • Advising TI Automotive on its restructuring through a UK scheme of arrangement
  • Advising a committee of holders of convertible bonds issued by Skyepharma
  • Advising a committee of holders of convertible bonds of GHCL
  • Advising a sponsor and board of Truvo
  • Advising Lion Capital a sponsor of OAO Nidan Soki
  • Advising the creditors of a securitisation vehicle funding investment in a UK residential care home portfolio
  • Advising a creditor holding a junior note in a securitisation vehicle funding an investment in White Tower

Publications

  • “Bond is Back,” Journal of Bankruptcy Law (June 2013)

Disclaimer

Ropes & Gray International LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in Delaware, United States of America and is a recognised body regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (with registered number 522379).