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.


Representative matters

EUR500m: A group of financial institutions 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.

A group of venture capital companies 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: A group of financial institutions 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: A global financial institution 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.

Speaking Engagements

  • Guest speaker, annual seminars on bank financings, International Business Law Masters, School of Law of Dijon, since 2012
  • Guest speaker, bi-annual seminars on bank financings, Dalloz Formation, since 2017
  • Guest speaker, annual seminars on leveraged finance, International Finance Law LLM, Paris II – Panthéon Assas, since 2021
Up and coming.
Chambers Global 2024 - (Banking & Finance)
Thomas has great expertise and is dedicated.
Chambers Global 2024 - (Banking & Finance)



Admitted to 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


French, English
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.