EMEA Covenants


With increasing complexity of deals and markets, subscribers need more rapid interpretation of deal documentation and a better understanding of market terms and trends. EMEA Covenants by Reorg (formerly Debt Explained) provides this through a unique process for analyzing highly complex leveraged finance legal documentation and presents the results in a clear, easily accessible format.
EMEA Covenants by Reorg reports on and scores deals, cross-checks for accuracy, then transforms this comprehensive analysis into hundreds of data points and enters them into a searchable database. Additionally, unique scoring tools provide a data-driven approach to covenant analysis.
These databases were the first and remain the leading, most comprehensive and granular databases of terms and structures in the European market. These databases are market standard for understanding, tracking and comparing the covenants and structures of deals, and the senior legal experts behind this content have deep, ten-year-plus experience and knowledge of leveraged finance.

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EMEA Covenants in Numbers


550+
Covered
Companies
1,600+
Intelligence
Articles
630+
Tear Sheets and
Capital Structures
Internal data from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2020

Meet Members of the EMEA Covenants Team


Aaron Spence

Aaron Spence

Paralegal

Aaron Spence

Paralegal

Aaron is a paralegal for the EMEA Covenants team. Prior to joining Reorg, Aaron was a legal consultant at First Derivatives plc. He has an L.L.B. from Newcastle University.

Brian Conway

Brian Conway

Senior Legal Expert

Brian Conway

Senior Legal Expert

Brian covers leveraged loans and high-yield bonds in the European market for EMEA Covenants (formerly Debt Explained). Prior to joining Reorg Brian was a partner in the banking and finance practice at Jones Day, where he advised on a wide range of banking matters focused on leveraged finance. He has degrees from The Law School, Law Society of Ireland, University College Dublin and Blackrock College.

Claudia Kim

Claudia Kim

Senior Legal Analyst

Claudia Kim

Senior Legal Analyst

Claudia specializes in the high-yield bond market for EMEA Covenants. Prior to joining Reorg, Claudia worked at Clifford Chance in London after having started her career at Paul Hastings in New York City. She has a JD from Penn Law and a BSc from London School of Economics.

Cristiana Vilcea

Cristiana Vilcea

Senior Operations and Production Manager

Cristiana Vilcea

Senior Operations and Production Manager

Cristiana is an account and production manager for the EMEA Covenants (formerly Debt Explained) team. Prior to joining Reorg Cristiana was a senior sales administrator at AEL Crystals Limited. She has an M.B.A. from the Universitatea Artifex Bucuresti and a B.B.A. in management and public administration from the Academia de Studii Economice din Bucuresti.

Elizabeth Borthwick

Elizabeth Borthwick

Senior Legal Expert

Elizabeth Borthwick

Senior Legal Expert

Elizabeth specializes in the European leveraged loans and high-yield market for EMEA Covenants (formerly Debt Explained). Prior to joining Reorg Elizabeth worked in the global loans team at Allen & Overy LLP. She has an L.L.B. in law from University College London.

Josephine Morrison

Josephine Morrison

Training & Operations Manager

Josephine Morrison

Training & Operations Manager

Josephine manages training and operations with the offshore team in India for EMEA Covenants (formerly Debt Explained). Prior to joining Reorg Josephine was a KYC analyst at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. She has an M.A. in law from the University of Law and a B.S. in political economy from the University of Birmingham.

Michael Malvenda

Michael Malvenda

Research Associate

Michael Malvenda

Research Associate

Michael is a research associate for EMEA Covenants (formerly Debt Explained). He has an LL.M in international commercial law from University College London and an LL.B in law and international relations from the University of Edinburgh.

Meenakshi Roy

Meenakshi Roy

Senior Legal Analyst

Meenakshi Roy

Senior Legal Analyst

Meenakshi specializes in analyzing high yield credits in the European market for EMEA Covenants (formerly Debt Explained). Prior to joining Reorg Meenakshi was a senior associate at White & Case LLP, where she focused on leveraged finance and high yield transactions. She has an L.L.M. in corporate law from Columbia University.

Michelle Wilkinson

Michelle Wilkinson

Senior Legal Analyst, Leveraged Loans

Michelle Wilkinson

Senior Legal Analyst, Leveraged Loans

Michelle covers leveraged loans in the European market for EMEA (formerly Debt Explained).Prior to joining Reorg Michelle was in house banking consultant counsel for a leading investment bank and prior to that Counsel at Clifford Chance where she advised on leverage and acquisition finance matters.

Neha Clulow

Neha Clulow

Head of Pune Operations

Neha Clulow

Head of Pune Operations

Neha manages and coordinates all aspects of work within the Pune team for EMEA Covenants (formerly Debt Explained). Prior to joining Reorg Neha was a paralegal at Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP. She has a B.A. in international relations from Boston University and completed the LPC at the College of Law, London.

Sarah Pinhasov

Sarah Pinhasov

Junior Research Associate

Sarah Pinhasov

Junior Research Associate

Sarah supports the Americas Covenants team by researching companies' debt structures and notable covenant issues. Prior to joining Reorg Sarah was an allocation associate at Michael Kors. She has a B.B.A. in finance and investments from Baruch College.

Shweta Rao

Shweta Rao

Head of EMEA Covenants

Shweta Rao

Head of EMEA Covenants

Shweta is the Head of EMEA Covenants leading the team's legal coverage, product and strategic development initiatives. Shweta brings 15 years of experience as a leveraged finance lawyer, having previously worked at Clifford Chance. She has an LL.M from Kings College, London

Tope Adesanya

Tope Adesanya

Senior Legal Expert

Tope Adesanya

Senior Legal Expert

Tope specializes in European leveraged loans and high-yield bonds for EMEA Covenants (formerly Debt Explained). Prior to joining Reorg, Tope was a senior associate with Gide Loyrette and Milbank Tweed specializing in project and acquisition financings. She has an LL.B from Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria and an LL.M from Harvard Law School.

Victoria Pickett

Victoria Pickett

Senior Legal Expert

Victoria Pickett

Senior Legal Expert

Victoria covers the European loan and high-yield bond market for EMEA Covenants (formerly Debt Explained). Prior to joining Reorg Victoria was a partner in the debt finance team at Kirkland & Ellis LLP. She has an L.L.B. from the University of Warwick.

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