Sullivan & Cromwell LLP

Presley L Warner

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S&C’s Head of European Credit and Leveraged Finance. Mr. Warner advises financial institutions, private equity and corporate clients on new money cross-border financing transactions across the ratings spectrum, and restructurings. His private equity transactions include sponsors/lenders on leveraged private and public-to-private transactions through first and second lien, mezzanine, PIK and hybrid instruments; leveraged recapitalisations; bid, bridge to bond, U.S. term loan B and distressed financings; and related intercreditor arrangements. His corporate transactions include advising corporate and lenders on event-driven investment grade financings and build-out transactions such as Rhône Capital on English law financing aspects of its $1.2 billion acquisition of Zodiac Pool and the financing aspects of Capital Product Partners’ combination of its tanker business with DSS Holdings. His restructuring practice includes advising bondholders, financial institutions, corporate and private equity-owned debtors. Notable restructuring matters that Mr. Warner has advised on include advising the lenders to Danaos Shipping in connection with its debt restructuring and Zim Integrated Shipping Services on the restructuring of its financing and capital markets financings (the largest restructuring in Israeli history).

Professional Memberships

New York Bar; Law Society of England and Wales; City of London Law Society Financial Law Committee.


University of Toronto Law School.