Will Stoner

Associate, London



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. Will also spent six months on secondment to the Firm's New York office, advising on distressed investments and financial restructurings.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
BPP University
University College London


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.

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.

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.

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.


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