Richard M. Trobman

  • Chair and Managing Partner
  • Erichard.trobman@lw.com
  • 885 Third Avenue
  • New York, NY 10022-4834
  • USA
  • T +1.212.906.1200
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  • 99 Bishopsgate
  • London EC2M 3XF
  • United Kingdom
  • T +44.20.7710.1000
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Profile

Richard Trobman serves as the Chair and Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins and a member of its Executive Committee. His practice includes representing investment banking firms, private equity firms, and companies in public and private offerings of securities, restructurings, bridge loans, and merger and acquisition transactions, with a particular emphasis on issuances of debt securities and leveraged transactions. He has represented a broad range of clients, including LBO companies, such as Advent, BC Partners, The Carlyle Group, Cinven, EQT, PAI Partners, and Nordic Capital, and investment banks such as JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, and Goldman Sachs.

Mr. Trobman is mentioned as a leading lawyer for high yield in the most recent editions of IFLR, The Legal 500 UK, and Chambers UK, with Chambers describing him as “an absolutely excellent lawyer who is profoundly plugged in to the high-yield market.”

Experience

Mr. Trobman has represented:

  • Credit Suisse in connection with the offering by Ziggo Secured Finance B.V. of €800 million 3.75% Senior Secured Notes due 2025, US$400 million 5.875% Senior Notes due 2025, and €400 million 4.625% Senior Notes due 2025
  • Tullow Oil in connection with its offering of £650 million 6% Senior Notes due 2020
  • JP Morgan and Credit Suisse in connection with the offering by Kabel BW of €800 million 7.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2019, US$500 million 7.5% Senior Secured Notes due 2019, €420 million Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2018, and €680 million 9.5% Senior Notes due 2021 – awarded EMEA High Yield Deal of the Year by IFLR
  • Goldman Sachs International and Société Générale in connection with the offering by Puma International Financing S.A. of US$750 million 6.75% Senior Notes due 2021
  • PAI Partners in a CHF350 million and US$425 million offering of Senior Secured Notes to finance the acquisition of Swissport International Ltd
  • EQT in a €2.15 billion 8% Senior Notes offering to finance the acquisition of Siemens Audiologische Technik GmbH, the hearing aid division of Siemens AG
  • Campofrío Food Group, S.A. in connection with its offering of US$500 million 3.375% Senior Notes due 2022
  • JP Morgan in connection with the offering by B Communications Ltd. of US$800 million 7.375% Senior Secured Notes due 2021
  • Motherson Sumi Systems Limited in connection with its offering of €500 million 4.125% Senior Secured Notes due 2021
  • HomeVi S.A.S in connection with its offering of €355 million 6.875% Senior Secured Notes due 2021
  • Deutsche Bank in connection with the offering by Innovia Group (Finance) plc of €342 million Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes due 2020

Thought Leadership

  • New Italian Law Decree to Open Bond Market for Italian Private Companies -  June 20, 2012
Sources are full of praise for Richard Trobman as one of the market's leading experts in high-yield matters. He is cited as being "a mentor to the bond industry," who has "great, unparalleled knowledge of the market."Chambers UK 2015
Bar Qualification
  • California
  • England and Wales (Registered Foreign Lawyer)
  • New York
Education
  • JD, Northwestern University School of Law, 1991
  • BA, Bucknell University, 1988
Practices
  • Capital Markets
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Israel Practice