Francesca Bell

Associate

Francesca Bell
  • LPC MSc, University of Law, 2020
  • GDL, University of Law, 2019
  • BA (History), University of Oxford, 2018

Qualifications

  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2022

Francesca Bell

Associate

Francesca Bell joined Ropes & Gray in 2022 as an associate in the tax and benefits group. She has a broad range of experience advising on UK corporate taxation, including private equity, mergers and acquisitions, financial instruments, employment tax and private funds. Francesca also has experience in complex tax litigation.

Prior to Ropes & Gray, Francesca trained and qualified at another leading international law firm where she gained experience in the tax practice as well as the banking and finance, restructuring and insolvency litigation, and structured finance practices with a particular focus on private equity.

Experience

  • Advised the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Fund on various acquisitions and investments, as well as a refinancing for one of its portfolio companies*
  • Advised Bain Capital on the acquisition of an industry-leading international food business* 
  • Advised Advent International on multiple acquisitions and IPOs*
  • Advised Goldman Sachs Asset Management, as initial purchaser of the senior secured notes and convertible preference shares issued by Soho House*
  • Advised Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. in relation to various UK and European restructuring and workout matters*
  • Advised an ad hoc group of bondholders on the financial restructuring of Ferroglobe, the world’s leading supplier of high-purity chemical and metallurgical grade silicon metal products*
  • Advised an ad hoc group of senior lenders to Seadrill, a UK based deep-water drilling contractor, in relation to the Group’s $5bn debt restructuring by way of chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings*
  • Advised a number of global asset managers on collateralised loan obligation transactions (CLOs) and structured warehouse finance arrangements*

*Experience prior to joining Ropes & Gray

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 521000).
  • LPC MSc, University of Law, 2020
  • GDL, University of Law, 2019
  • BA (History), University of Oxford, 2018

Qualifications

  • England and Wales, Solicitor, 2022
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