Diane Roberts


Diane Roberts is a partner in partner in Reed Smithâ??s Commercial Restructuring and Bankruptcy group and a member of the structured finance practice. She advises stakeholders (including bondholders, claims holders and traders, commercial banks, creditor committees, distressed investors, hedge funds, insolvency practitioners, lenders, management, private equity houses and trustees) involved in financial restructurings and insolvencies. She has extensive experience advising agents and trustees in connection with defaults, restructurings and insolvencies and exercises of their powers and discretions. Her practice includes advising trustees, agents, servicers and other participants in securitisations, project finance transactions, loans and high-yield bonds. She also regularly advises on UK and cross-border asset portfolio transactions, debt financing and the trading of bank debt, trade claims, unregistered securities and other illiquid instruments, under both the Loan Syndication and Trading Association (LSTA) and Loan Market Association (LMA) debt trading regimes.

Contact details

+44 (0) 20 3116 2879 / diane.roberts@reedsmith.com

Areas of Practice

Banking and Finance

Year Qualified



Undergraduate Education - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1990, B.A.
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1990, J.D. (law review)
Legal Education â?? Georgetown University Law Center, 1997, LLM (Securities Regulation) (with distin


Loan Syndication and Trading Association (LSTA)
Loan Market Association (LMA)