Noel Hughes Joins Skadden in London, Expanding Leveraged Finance Capabilities

Skadden is pleased to announce that Noel Hughes is joining the firm’s Capital Markets Group as a partner in the London office.

Mr. Hughes focuses on high-yield bond financings and leveraged buyouts in the European and U.S. markets across a broad range of industries, including infrastructure, telecommunications, natural resources and energy. He guides sponsors, issuers and investment banks on high-profile financings, including high-yield debt offerings, acquisition financings, debt liability management transactions and restructurings. He is dual-qualified to practice in New York and England and Wales.

Richard Youle, head of Skadden’s London office, said, “I am thrilled to welcome Noel to our partnership. He will further strengthen our high-yield finance capabilities, as well as our leading borrower finance offerings. Noel’s experience and knowledge will be particularly useful to clients who turn to us as a single point of contact for all of their financing needs.”

Danny Tricot, head of the firm’s European capital markets practice, added, “Noel makes a superb addition to Skadden’s global, fully integrated finance, M&A and financial sponsor platform. We are among only a handful of firms with highly ranked New York and English law finance practices, which routinely collaborate on transactions, ensuring that our clients benefit from the latest legal technology and our sophisticated understanding of market trends on both sides of the Atlantic. Noel’s practice is a perfect fit.”

“I am thrilled to join Skadden,” Mr. Hughes said. “The firm’s capabilities and dedication to client service are second to none. I greatly look forward to enhancing the firm’s leveraged finance work in both Europe and the U.S.”

Mr. Hughes has been ranked in Chambers UK in the Capital Markets: High-Yield Products category for nearly a decade. He joins Skadden from another global law firm, where he was a partner in its London office.