Presley Warner Joins Sullivan & Cromwell’s Credit and Leveraged Finance Practice

May 2011
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Sullivan & Cromwell LLP announced today that Mr. Warner will be joining the firm as a partner in the Credit and Leveraged Finance Practice. He will be based in the firm’s London office.

“We are pleased that Presley has agreed to join us,” said Mr. Shenker, Chairman of Sullivan & Cromwell. “His well known creativity and commercial awareness in representing clients on leveraged finance matters will enhance our global finance and M&A practices.”

“S&C has an established international M&A and finance practice, and this is an exciting opportunity for me,” said Mr. Warner.

Mr. Warner has extensive transactional experience, including advising private equity and corporate borrowers on a wide range of financing arrangements in connection with acquisitions, disposals and other transformational transactions. Mr. Warner also has experience in debt restructurings and capital reorganisations. 

Mr. Morrissey, Co-Head of Sullivan & Cromwell’s European M&A and Private Equity Practices, said, “Presley is a perfect fit for us. His joining Sullivan & Cromwell is a logical and natural extension of our focus on international high-end financing transactions, and we also expect him to play a prominent role in our European M&A practice.”

Mr. Emmerson, Head of Sullivan & Cromwell’s UK M&A group commented, “Presley is an unusually creative and energetic lawyer with sophisticated financial skills. London is a primary centre of leveraged finance for a significant number of M&A transactions, both in the UK and also across Europe. In recent years, borrowers have increasingly sought creatively structured and robust leveraged finance arrangements which will withstand the pressures of more volatile markets. Presley is one of a small number of legal advisers in London with the creativity and expertise to deliver solutions of this kind to European borrowers on major deals.”

Mr. Warner has practiced in London since 1995 and is qualified to practice law in England, Canada and the United States.