Ross Pooley is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins, a member of the finance department and Vice Chair of the firm’s Global Associates Committee. Mr. Pooley has represented a wide range of banks, direct lenders and other financial institutions, corporates, and private equity investors in: 

  • Senior and subordinated leveraged finance  
  • Cross-border acquisitions 
  • Asset based financings 
  • Preferred equity and margin lending 
  • Restructurings

 

Mr. Pooley’s experience includes advising:

  • Credit Suisse and other mandated lead arrangers and underwriters in connection with the public to private acquisition of AA PLC by TowerBrook Capital Partners and Warburg Pincus 
  • The mandated lead arrangers and underwriters in connection with the senior secured notes and super senior financing for Bite group in the Baltic region
  • Thomas Cook Group PLC on the refinancing and restructuring of its existing debt including multi-currency revolving credit facility and bonding facilities 
  • A consortium of 24 banks in connection with the financing of the voluntary tender offer launched by the Italian toll-road company Atlantia to acquire 100% of the share capital of the Spanish toll-road company Abertis, for a total consideration of €16.3 billion 
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in relation to a PIK loan and convertible hybrid notes in connection with the acquisition of LeasePlan Corporation by a consortium led by TDR Capital
  • The mandated lead arrangers in relation to €820 million term loan B refinancing facilities provided to the Galileo Education Group  
  • Canada Pension Plan Investment Board in connection with US$450 million margin loan facility and related custody arrangements 
  • The mandated lead arrangers and underwriters in relation to the acquisition of The Ambassador Theatre Group by Providence Equity Partners 
  • The mandated lead arrangers and underwriters in relation to the acquisition by Providence Equity Partners and recapitalisation of HSE 24 Group, a German television shopping network 
  • Goldman Sachs International and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC as joint lead arrangers in relation to the US$1.55 billion senior facilities for the Expro Group 
  • J.P. Morgan and National Bank of Egypt as lead arrangers of a US$2 billion pre-export finance credit facility relating to the forward sale of oil by EGPC to PEL IV Limited

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)
  • New York

Education

  • LPC, Nottingham Law School, 1995
  • BA, Oxford University, 1993