David Miles, Co-Head of Global Leveraged Finance, represents lenders, borrowers, sponsors and corporates on a full range of domestic and cross-border corporate lending and leveraged finance transactions. He has over 25 years' experience assisting leading UK and international clients in connection with large-scale private equity backed buyouts, public bids, corporate M&A, refinancings and recapitalizations.
Mr. Miles regularly advises lenders on all capital structure layers, including senior, second lien, unitranche, mezzanine and PIK and is well regarded for his involvement in the development of unitranche as a major funding source in the European leveraged finance market in recent years.
Additionally, his experience includes advising corporate borrowers, funds, lenders and sponsors on complex acquisition financings, corporate lending transactions, and refinancings and restructurings of leveraged assets. Mr. Miles has been consistently ranked as a leading banking and finance lawyer in Chambers UK for 20 years, where he is currently top ranked.
Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Miles was a partner in the London office of another international law firm where he served as the head of the London debt practice group.