Noel Hughes

Noel Hughes

Partner, Capital Markets
Noel Hughes advises issuers and underwriters on leveraged financings, including high-yield debt offerings, acquisition financings and debt liability management transactions, in the European and U.S. markets.

Bio

Mr. Hughes has handled high-profile financings across an extensive range of industries, with particular experience in the areas of infrastructure, telecommunications, natural resources and energy. Prior to joining Skadden, he worked at a Magic Circle firm in London. Mr. Hughes’ representations included:

Sponsor Financings

  • Empark, a portfolio company of Macquarie Asset Management, on its €575 million senior secured notes offering and its related €100 million super senior revolving credit facility
  • Morgan Stanley and other banks in connection with a $950 million senior notes offering by Vine Energy, a Blackstone portfolio company
  • the banks in connection with a €550 million senior secured notes offering by Evoca, a Lone Star portfolio company

Corporate Financings

  • El Corte Inglés on its €600 million senior notes offering
  • Neinor Homes on its green bond issuance of €300 million senior secured notes
  • BNP Paribas and other banks in connection with NH Hotel’s €400 million senior notes offering

Telecommunications Financings

  • Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan and other banks on the $3 billion and $2.8 billion senior secured notes offerings by Altice International
  • J.P. Morgan, BNP Paribas and other banks in connection with a $1.7 billion bond offering and related financing transactions for Altice’s acquisition of Suddenlink
  • multiple banks on the $2.3 billion committed financing for Altice USA’s sale of 49.99% of its Lightpath fibre enterprise business

Energy Financings

  • J.P. Morgan, BNP Paribas and other banks in connection with Harbour Energy’s $500 million senior notes offering
  • J.P. Morgan and other banks in connection with Tullow Oil’s $2.4 billion refinancing, consisting of a $1.8 billion senior secured notes offering and a super senior secured revolving credit facility comprised of a $500 million revolving credit facility and a $100 million letter of credit facility
  • Morgan Stanley and other banks in connection with Ithaca Energy’s $625 million senior notes offering

Mining Financings

  • First Quantum Minerals on multiple senior notes offerings and related financings, including a $1.5 billion senior notes offering
  • the initial purchasers and the revolving credit facility lenders in connection with Endeavour Mining’s $500 million senior notes offering and $500 million revolving credit facility
  • Petra Diamonds on its debut high-yield $300 million senior secured second-lien notes offering and its subsequent $650 million senior secured second-lien notes offering

Credentials

Education

  • LL.M., University of Cambridge, 2007
  • LL.B., Queen's University Belfast, 2004

Admissions

  • New York
  • England & Wales

Noel Hughes