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UK Legal 500 Recognizes Ropes & Gray’s London Office

Practices: High-Yield, Private Equity, Finance, Business Restructuring

Ropes & Gray and its lawyers in London were recognized in The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2011, a global directory of leading law firms.

The directory recommended three Ropes & Gray London practices: corporate and commercial (private equity: transactions); finance (acquisition finance); and finance (high yield).

Three partners were listed in the elite "leading lawyers" list, The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2011's guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide:

  • Will Rosen for corporate and commercial (private equity: transactions).
  • Michael Goetz for finance (acquisition finance).

The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2011 also recommended eight partners:

  • Kiran Sharma for corporate and commercial.
  • Will Rosen for corporate and commercial (private equity: transactions).
  • Mike Goetz for finance (acquisition finance).
  • Jane Rogers for finance (high yield).

Since opening in 2009, Ropes & Gray’s London office has handled a number of high profile matters, including advising:

  • The mezzanine investors in the recent buyout of Securitas Direct by Bain Capital and Hellman & Friedman. The €395 million mezzanine financing was arranged by Morgan Stanley, MV Credit and Partners Group, among others.
  • Bormioli Rocco Holdings S.A. and VCP VII Luxco 6 S.A.R.L. in connection with the issuance of €250 million 10 percent Senior Secured Notes due 2018 of Bormioli Rocco Holdings S.A.
  • Liberty Global Inc. in connection with the financing for its approximate €3.16 billion acquisition of Germany's third-largest cable TV operator Kabel BW Erste Beteiligungs GmbH, from Swedish private equity group EQT Partners AB.
  • 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.
  • TPG Capital on its €1.2 billion secondary buyout of Ontex NV from Candover Partners Limited.
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