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Ryan Spence

Senior Associate

Ryan Spence
Practice Group

A senior associate in our International Debt Capital Markets practice, Ryan primarily advises corporate finance trustees and other transaction service providers, guiding them through all stages of a transaction's life cycle. Ryan trained in London, with a six month spell in our Singapore office, qualifying in 2011 and has developed a reputation as a corporate trust specialist. Ryan was the lead associate in the team advising The Bank of New York Mellon as trustee in relation to the unwinding of a multi-billion dollar, multi-issuer debt repackaging program arranged by Lehman Brothers and in his three years in our London team advised all major corporate finance trustees in a wide range of transactions. 

Having spent six months on secondment to the corporate trust legal team of a major corporate trustee, Ryan has a deep understanding of the issues facing trustee's in an ever changing market. Ryan returned to our Singapore office as an associate in 2014 where the instability and uncertainty of the financial markets has led to him carving out a niche in advising trustees on liability management issues and the restructuring of distressed debt situations.

Representative Experience

Advising a corporate trustee in relation to the establishment of a €300m medium term note programme by an Australian corporate issuer

Advising Citicorp International as trustee in relation to the default by China Shanshui Cement Group Limited on its US$500m 7.5% notes

Education and admissions


  • Legal Professional Course (Commendation), University of Westminster
  • LLB (Law): First Class Honours, Birkbeck College, University of London

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • England and Wales

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