Ian Luby is an associate in the London office of Latham & Watkins and is a member of the Finance Department.

Mr. Luby’s experience includes advising sponsors, corporate borrowers, direct lenders, and other financial institutions on a broad range of finance transactions across the capital stack, including complex cross-border acquisition and leveraged financing and refinancing transactions. He also spent time on secondment to the direct lending and emerging markets desks of a leading investment bank.

Mr. Luby also has experience acting for issuers and originators on a broad range of structured finance transactions involving a variety of asset classes.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Luby worked at a leading Magic Circle law firm.

Mr. Luby’s experience includes advising:

  • Astorg Partners on the financing of its acquisition of IPCOM
  • The lead arrangers on the financing of the acquisition by Ali Holding S.r.l. of Welbilt, Inc.
  • 888 plc on the financing of its acquisition of William Hill’s international business
  • Drax Group plc on its C$310 million refinancing of debt facilities acquired in connection with its acquisition of Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc.*
  • Palamon Capital Partners and its portfolio company, Simplify, on its combination with My Home Move and the refinancing of the combined group*
  • Palamon Capital Partners on its sale of Feelunique to Sephora*
  • A leading investment bank on the financing aspects of a take-private acquisition of an AIM-listed software producer*
  • A corporate borrower on its US$1.9 billion debt facilities in connection with its bid to acquire a NASDAQ-listed target*
  • A variety of FTSE 250 corporates on the amendment and refinancing of syndicated working capital facilities*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • GDL, BPP University, 2016
    with distinction
  • LPC, BPP University, 2016
    with distinction
  • BA in Classics, University College Dublin, 2014
    First Class Honors