Paul Clews | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Paul Clews

Partner, London

Overview

Paul's practice is focused on corporate finance transactions, particularly high yield debt offerings, as well as restructurings, tender offers and other liability management exercises.

Having previously been a Director in the European Leveraged Finance Group at Barclays, he has significant experience in corporate finance and acquisition finance, and has extensive understanding of leveraged products and structures. He acts for both underwriters and issuers across the EMEA region.

Prior to joining White & Case in January 2015, Paul worked in the London high yield team of a US law firm.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar

Education

  • LLB/BSc conj., University of Auckland

Languages

  • English

Experience

€315 million senior notes by Auris Luxembourg II S.A., 2014*

Advised the initial purchasers on the issue of €315 million senior notes by Auris Luxembourg II S.A., a portfolio company of EQT, to partially finance EQT's acquisition of Siemens Audiology Solutions.

US$300 million senior notes by Ithaca Energy Inc., 2014*

Advised the initial purchasers on Ithaca Energy Inc.'s issue of US$300 million, 8.125 percent senior notes due 2019. Ithaca Energy Inc. is a listed North Sea oil and gas company.

€800 million senior notes by HEMA affiliates, 2014*

Advised the initial purchasers on the issue of €800 million senior secured floating rate notes due 2019, senior secured fixed rate notes due 2019, senior notes due 2019 and senior PIK notes due 2020, issued by affiliated entities of HEMA, a leading Dutch retail company and portfolio company of Lion Capital.

€150 million senior secured notes due 2020 by InterXion Holding N.V., 2014*

Advised the initial purchasers on InterXion Holding N.V's issue of €150 million senior secured notes due 2020. InterXion Holding N.V. is a NYSE-listed leading European data centre operator.

*Matters worked on prior to joining White & Case