Diala Kakish

Associate, London



Diala Kakish is an associate in the firm's Capital Markets group in London. Her practice involves representing investment banks and companies on a range of cross-border securities transactions, including SEC registered public offerings, Rule 144A/Reg S offerings and other public and private financings. Diala has also represented clients on high yield debt offerings, as well as liability management and restructuring transactions involving capital markets instruments.

Bars and Courts
New York
New York University School of Law
Queen Mary University of London


Advised Deutsche Bank, J.P. Morgan and Nordea Bank as mandated lead arrangers on a €480 million high yield bond and €180 million revolving guarantee pension facility arranged for Assemblin.

Advised the initial purchasers and lenders on the offering of €380 million senior secured notes due 2028, £475 million senior secured notes due 2028 and a £175.5 million super senior revolving credit facility for Pure Gym.

Advised Adler Group and its subsidiaries on its successful restructuring, which included amendments to the terms and conditions of certain of its bonds with an aggregate nominal amount of €3.2 billion and the provision of up to €937.5 million of new money funding.

Advised Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, on its AED 2.6 billion (US$725 million) initial public offering on the Dubai Financial Market.

Advised the solicitation agents and dealer managers on Puma Energy's consent solicitation of its US$750,000,000 5.00% Senior Notes due 2026 and tender offer of its 5.125% U.S. dollar-denominated Senior Notes due 2024 and 2.650% Euro-denominated Amortizing Senior Notes due 2024, respectively.