Luke Whibley


Luke specialises in leveraged finance/private capital, acting for both private equity funds on the sponsor side and private credit funds (as well as our key banking clients) on the lender side.

He advises on a broad array of financing products, including senior, senior/mezz, unitranche/stretched senior, super senior, PIK/Holdco and asset-backed financings.

In addition, Luke has deep corporate lending experience, acting as a trusted advisor for corporate treasury teams (and their lenders) across the entire debt capital structure, including operational financing, long term institutional investor debt and event-driven/bespoke structured financing arrangements. He also regularly acts for lenders and borrowers on secured, asset-backed commodity financings.

Luke is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and joined the firm’s Amsterdam office in 2007, having previously worked in the firm’s London office.


Representative matters

Leveraged Finance/Private Capital – Sponsor Side

Exponent on the financing provided by Eurazeo in respect of the acquisition of the TestingCo group.

3i Group plc on the amendment, extension and increase of Action’s existing financing arrangements, including its first USD debt issuance.

Volpi Capital on the financing provided by LGT Capital and Partners Group in respect of Volpi’s continued investment in the Cyclomedia group through a continuation fund vehicle.



Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2008


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.