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Adam Colman

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Adam Colman practices in the firm’s Corporate and Finance Transactions department, specialising in distressed debt and claims trading and lending transactions. Mr. Colman frequently represents investment banks, broker-dealers, hedge funds and other financial institutions on the purchase and sale of distressed assets. Mr. Colman currently serves on the LMA secondary documentation committee which continually reviews and updates the market standard documentation for par and distressed debt transactions and other issues affecting the European loan market. more +

Prior to joining RK&O, Mr. Colman spent three years working in the loan trading team at Deutsche Bank AG, London. Mr. Colman has also completed a six month secondment with a private equity firm, assisting them with the set-up of their distressed debt investing desk and a three month secondment assisting a tier one investment bank with its due diligence whilst preparing its bid for an aviation loan portfolio.

Mr. Colman is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.


  • Representing secondary market participants in trading claims of MF Global UK Limited and Lehman Brothers International (Europe)
  • Representing creditors of the insolvent Icelandic banks, including Glitnir Bank hf., Kaupthing Bank hf. and Landsbanki hf.
  • Advising U.S. and European secondary market participants in relation to loans made to Australian, French, English, German, Greek, Irish, Italian, Scandinavian, Spanish or Swiss borrowers
  • Conducting pre-investment reviews of finance documents
  • Representing lender in connection with bilateral loan facility to pan-African financial services provider
  • Assisted with various corporate matters, including company acquisitions
  • Assisted tier one investment bank with due diligence on loan portfolio transaction for regional European bank’s sale of its aviation finance book
  • Assisted tier one investment bank in relation to loan portfolio transaction relating to the purchase of part of regional European bank’s commercial property book
  • Assisted distressed fund with acquisition of company owning certain litigation claims
  • Assisted on pre-CLO warehouse financings for tier one investment bank in its capacity as arranger
  • Assisted with various other CLO related matters
  • Advising clients on full range of LMA secondary trading documentation, including confidentiality agreements

Honors & Awards

Winner of The Pat McLernon Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement (Nottingham Trent University)

Professional & Community Affiliations

Secondary Documentation Committee, Loan Market Association (LMA)

Practice Areas
  • BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course, 2013
  • BPP Law School, Graduate Diploma in Law, 2011
  • Nottingham Trent University, B.A., First in Class with Honors, English with International Relations, 2006
Bar & Court Admissions
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2014