Will Stoner

Associate, London

Biography

Overview

Will is an associate in the Firm's Banking Group, focusing on complex financial restructurings and insolvencies.

Will has extensive experience advising companies, insolvency practitioners, banks, investment funds and other financial institutions on cross-border restructurings, special situations and distressed debt investments. His experience also includes involvement in leveraged finance transactions, general bank lending and capital markets transactions, litigation and arbitration.

Will spent nine months on secondment to the legal department at Goldman Sachs from 2015 to 2016, advising on private credit, private equity and restructuring transactions. 

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
LPC
BPP University
LLB
University College London
Languages
English
French

Experience

Offshore Drilling
Represented the co-ordinating committee of senior lenders in the restructuring through US chapter 11 proceedings of Seadrill Limited, one of the world's largest offshore drilling companies.

Logistics
Represented the senior lenders to a European logistics group on its 2013 and 2016 restructurings.

Investment Fund Matters
Represented several major credit-oriented investment funds and alternative asset managers on a range of distressed debt and performing investments.

African Bank
Represented the committee of senior creditors on the restructuring of African Bank, the sixth largest bank in South Africa.

Globalworth
Represented York Capital Management and Oak Hill Advisors on their investments in Globalworth Real Estate Investments Limited.

APCOA Parking
Represented the Agent on the restructuring of the APCOA Parking Group, which was implemented through a scheme of arrangement.

KP1
Represented GSO Capital Partners on the €215 million refinancing of the indebtedness of KP1, a leading French manufacturer of high performance prefabricated concrete products.

Magyar Telecom
Represented Magyar Telecom BV, a holding company of Invitel ZRT, the Hungarian telecoms company, on the restructuring of its €345 million high yield bonds.

Publications

Co-author of "The Lehman Brothers Administration: Scheme to the Rescue", White & Case, August 2018

Acknowledged co-author of "Schemes of Arrangement in Corporate Restructuring" by Christian Pilkington, Sweet & Maxwell, July 2017

Co-author of "The Cooperative Bank's Restructuring: Will This Be a Case of Lessons Learned?", Pratt's Journal of Bankruptcy Law, July/August 2013

Co-author of "Exclusion Clauses, Navigating the Minefield", White & Case Energy Series, December 2012