Arielle Bardzell is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and a member of the Corporate Department.

Ms. Bardzell advises clients capital markets and general corporate matters. She represents investment banks and companies in public and private debt and equity offerings and acquisition financing, with a particular emphasis on issuances of high yield debt securities.

Prior to joining Latham, Ms. Bardzell practiced law in the New York office of another major law firm. While attending Georgetown Law, she was a Pro Bono Scholar and served as editor in chief of the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law.

Ms. Bardzell's experience includes advising:

  • ASDA, the third-largest grocery retailer in the United Kingdom, in a £2.75 billion offering of bonds to repay the bridging acquisition financing raised by the Issa brothers and TDR Capital to acquire the company from Walmart, representing the largest sterling corporate bond sale on record
  • TDR Capital and Issa Brothers on financing for £6.8 billion acquisition of ASDA from Walmart, on a debt-free and cash-free basis
  • Joint bookrunners on Enel’s first sustainable bond (consisting of US$1.5 billion of notes), which was the first bond offering to feature a potential interest-rate adjustment tied to the company’s performance against a UN Sustainable Development Goal target
  • Lenders to the consortium of Advent, Cinven, and RAG in bond financing, including €1.1 billion senior secured notes, €500 million floating rate senior secured notes, US$1.56 billion senior secured notes, US$445 million senior notes, and €650 million senior notes, for their acquisition of ThyssenKrupp Elevator, a leading international provider of elevator technology with operations in more than 1,000 locations worldwide, headquartered in Germany
  • Initial purchasers in connection with a senior secured notes offering for Pizza Express, a major casual dining restaurant operator in the United Kingdom
  • Ithaca Energy, upstream oil and gas company focused on North Sea production, in connection with its offering of US$500 million senior notes
  • Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, BNP Paribas, BofA Merrill Lynch, Citigroup, HSBC, Morgan Stanley, and Scotiabank in the US$825 million senior secured notes offering and £300 million senior secured notes offering of Virgin Media, a leading UK cable and telecommunications company
  • The initial purchasers in the £400 million senior secured notes offering of Virgin Media
  • Sponsors, corporates, and banks in auction processes requiring bridge commitment papers
  • The lead arrangers in connection with US$9.945 billion of Credit Facilities for Century Link, Inc.*
  • Morgan Stanley & Co LLC and the other initial purchasers in connection with a €1.1 billion and US$800 million senior notes offerings by Netflix, Inc.*
  • The underwriters in connection with the US$2.5 billion public offering of senior secured notes by Charter Communications Operating, LLC and Charter Communications Operating Capital Corp.*
  • Merill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Citgroup Global Markets Inc., and the other initial purchasers in connection with a US$2 billion notes offering by Charter Communications Operating, LLC and Charter Communications Operating Capital Corp.*
  • The initial purchasers in connection with a tender offer of US$2.25 billion senior notes offering by Intelsat Jackson Holdings, S.A.*
  • The initial purchasers in connection with a US$550 million convertible senior notes offering and US$300 million senior notes offering by Live Nation Entertainment, Inc.*
  • Morgan Stanley & Co LLC and the other initial purchasers in connection with a US$1.9 billion notes offering for Netflix, Inc.*
  • The joint book-running managers and the co-managers in connection with the US$1.5 billion offering for Charter Communications subsidiaries*
  • The joint book-running managers and the co-managers in connection with the US$1 billion senior notes offering by Charter Communications*
  • The joint book-running managers and the co-manager in connection with the €1.3 billion senior notes offering by Netflix, Inc.*
  • The joint-lead and book-running managers and the co-managers in connection with the US$1 billion senior notes offering by Netflix, Inc.*
  • MedAvante, Inc. in connection with its acquisition by WCG Holdco IV, LLC*
  • Arch Capital Group Ltd. in approximately US$655 million secondary offering of common stock*
  • The underwriters in connection with a US$550 million notes offering by Olin Corporation*
  • BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan, and another major bank as joint book-running managers and the co-managers in connection with the US$500 million public offering by Olin Corporation*
  • PNC Capital Markets, BofA Merrill Lynch, Fifth Third Securities, and another major bank as joint book-running managers and the co-managers in connection with a US$500 million senior notes offering by Koppers Inc.*
  • Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, and the other initial purchasers in connection with the US$1.5 billion senior notes offering for CCO Holdings, LLC and CCO Holdings Capital Corp.*
  • The initial purchasers in connection with a US$400 million notes offering for J. C. Penney Corporation, Inc.*
  • The dealer manager in connection with a tender offer and consent solicitation by Clean Harbors, Inc. and the lead arrangers in connection with a US$350 million credit facility for Clean Harbors, Inc.*
  • Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC as initial purchaser in connection with the US$150 million senior notes offering for Clear Channel International B.V.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2016
  • BS, Criminal Justice, University of Central Florida, 2013
    magna cum laude
  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, University of Central Florida, 2013
    cum laude

Practices