Whitbread PLC’s Rights Offering


Slaughter and May advised Whitbread PLC on the issue, while Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP advised the company on matters of US law.

Whitbread raised gross proceeds of approximately £1 billion, as announced on 21 May 2020.

The purpose of the rights issue is to ensure that Whitbread emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic in the strongest possible position to take advantage of its long-term structural growth opportunities and win market share in both the United Kingdom and Germany.

Slaughter and May supported Whitbread’s in-house legal team led by Chris Vaughan, General Counsel and Company Secretary. The team comprised Simon Nicholls (Picture), Partner, Harry Hecht, Partner, Filippo de Falco, Partner, Yvonne Lee, Senior Counsel, Di Yu, Associate, Julian Ried, Associate, Holly Abel, Associate, Charlotte Eynon, Associate, Serena Hopkins, Associate, Edward Rochford, Associate, Will Humphries / Trainee solicitor, David Kasal / Trainee solicitor, Sophie Winton / Trainee solicitor, Jamie Edwards / Trainee solicitor, Molly Whelan / Trainee solicitor; Matthew Tobin, Partner, Jennifer Sadek, Associate, Daniel Schaffer, Partner, Christian Davies, Associate, Mike Lane, Partner, Charles Osborne, Associate, Phil Linnard, Partner, Ian Brown, Senior Counsel.

Involved fees earner: Holly Abel – Slaughter and May; Ian Brown – Slaughter and May; Christian Davies – Slaughter and May; Filippo de Falco – Slaughter and May; Charlotte Eynon – Slaughter and May; Harry Hecht – Slaughter and May; Serena Hopkins – Slaughter and May; Mike Lane – Slaughter and May; Yvonne Lee – Slaughter and May; Phil Linnard – Slaughter and May; Simon Nicholls – Slaughter and May; Charles Osborne – Slaughter and May; Julian Ried – Slaughter and May; Edward Rochford – Slaughter and May; Jennifer Sadek – Slaughter and May; Daniel Schaffer – Slaughter and May; Matthew Tobin – Slaughter and May; Di Yu – Slaughter and May;

Law Firms: Slaughter and May;

Clients: Whitbread PLC;