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Luke Newling

Senior Associate

Luke is a Senior Associate in the London Leveraged Finance Group and has particular experience in leveraged and acquisition finance, acting principally for lenders and private credit funds on sponsor-backed acquisition finance. 
Luke has previously spent 6 months at a global financial institution on secondment in their legal team in London and 10 months at the financial institution on secondment in their corporate credit team supporting ALF transactions.



Representative matters

The mandated lead arrangers on the financing supporting the EUR2.3 billion acquisition of Ingenico, Worldline’s payment terminals business by Apollo.

HPS Investment Partners on the financing supporting CVC’s minority investment into the commercial subsidiary of the Ligue de Football Professionnel, incorporated for the purposes of the commercialisation of the audio-visual rights of the French football league.

The lenders supporting the acquisition by ASDA (a portfolio company of TDR and the Issa brothers) of EG Group’s UK and Ireland business.

The initial purchasers in connection with the issuance of EUR400m 7.750% senior secured notes due 2028 by Emeria (formerly Foncia), a global leader in the real estate services market.



England and Wales, 2016


BCL, Law, University College Dublin, 2011

LLM, Banking and Finance Law, University College London, 2012 (First class hons)

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.