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Thomas Roy



Roy Thomas
Thomas Roy



Specialising in domestic and international leveraged finance, Thomas works on complex financing transactions focusing on the lender side. He has over 10 years’ experience advising major French and foreign banks and debt funds (senior and subordinated) at all levels of the capital structure (senior TLB, first lien / second lien, unitranche, mezzanine and PIK debt).

Thomas also has extensive knowledge of the syndicated loan markets and regularly advises arrangers, agents, lenders and borrowers on investment grade corporate (including sustainability linked) and M&A driven finance transactions. Based in Paris, Thomas has also worked in the London office.

Other noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • EUR500m: BNP Paribas, Société Générale, CACIB, Natixis and ING as arrangers on the senior leveraged financing provided to PAI Partners to acquire Stella Group
  • Idinvest Partners and CIC Private Debt as arrangers on the unitranche leveraged financing provided to Quilvest and IK Partners to acquire EDH Group
  • CIC Private Debt as PIK arranger on the PIK leveraged financing provided to Ardian Expansion to acquire Syclef Group
  • BNP Agility Capital and CIC Private Debt as PIK arrangers on the PIK leveraged financing provided to Vivalto Vie (nursing home group) as part of the reorganisation of its capital around its historical shareholders
  • EUR1,500m: Natixis, BNP Paribas, CACIB, CIC, Société Générale, Banque Palatine, Barclays, CADIF, Citibank, Crédit Lyonnais, Goldman Sachs, Intesa San Paolo, JP Morgan, Mediobanca, NatWest Markets and RBC on the investment grade syndicated sustainability-linked financing for the global private equity firm Eurazeo
  • An international bank as arranger on a "net asset value" (NAV) financing provided to a major French private equity firm
  • EUR1,565m: CACIB as coordinator and the bank syndicate on the EUR465m French state guaranteed loan and a EUR1,100m multicurrency revolving credit facility for Lagardère SCA
  • EUR600m: BNP Paribas as coordinator and the bank syndicate on a French state guaranteed loan for Castorama and Brico-Dépôt (Kingfisher group)
  • EUR200m: Natixis as coordinator and the bank syndicate on a sustainability-linked revolving credit facility for Tereos

News & insights

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Publications: 03 DECEMBER 2021

Jokowi affirms Government's commitment to implement 'fix' of Omnibus Law

On 25 November 2021, the Constitutional Court of Indonesia (the Court) declared that the formation of Law No. 11 of 2020 regarding Job Creation (the Omnibus Law) violated the 1945 Constitution of…

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Publications: 30 NOVEMBER 2021

The sun never sets on English law governed debt: reviewing the Re Prosafe SE decision

The recent decision in Re Prosafe SE pits the principle of freedom of contract against the increasingly popular modified universalism in the cross-border restructuring and insolvency space.

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News: 29 NOVEMBER 2021

Allen & Overy advises Avenga on the acquisition of Perfectial Group

Allen & Overy has advised Avenga, an international IT and digital transformation technology group, on the acquisition of Perfectial Group.

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News: 25 NOVEMBER 2021

A&O advises Europe’s largest private rail freight company on landmark partnerships

Allen & Overy have advised Lineas, the largest private rail freight company in Europe on landmark partnerships with Beacon Rail and Ermewa through sale-and-leasebacks of part of its rolling stock.

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Banking and Finance



Allen & Overy LLP
52 avenue Hoche
75008 Paris

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Admitted to the Paris Bar, 2011


LLM, International Financial Law, University of Manchester, 2011

Certificate of lawyer professional skills, 2010

Masters, International Business Law, School of Law of Dijon, 2008