Biography

Diane Roberts is a partner in partner in Reed Smith’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.

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Contact details

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

Areas of Practice

Banking and Finance
  • Year Qualified

    1990

    Education

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

    Memberships

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