David J. Billington is a partner based in the London office.
Mr. Billington’s practice focuses on international financing transactions and restructuring transactions. He has experience in bank lending, high yield bonds, structured and real estate finance, and securitization. In 2013, Financial News
named David one of their "40 under 40 Rising Stars of Legal Service."
Mr. Billington has worked on a number of high profile restructuring transactions, including advising on Truvo’s plan of reorganization, enabling the cross-border restructuring of €1.5 billion of debt. He was also involved in advising The Vita Group and its controlling shareholder TPG Capital in a financial restructuring effected by way of a UK scheme of arrangement, as a result of which debt in excess of €600 million was written down to approximately €100 million. Energy and natural resources sector matters include advising Consolidated Minerals Limited in its $405 million notes offering, and representing African Minerals Limited in the $417.7 million secured debt financing and $800 million fundraising for the Tonkolili Iron Ore Project in Sierra Leone.
Mr. Billington joined the firm in 2006, having previously worked at Allen & Overy in London, and spent 6 months on secondment at Credit Suisse. Mr. Billington received a B.A degree in law in 1999 with first class honours from Cambridge University (Gonville & Caius College) and received his Legal Practice Certificate from Nottingham Law School in 2000.
Mr. Billington is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.