David Billington is a partner based in the London office of Cleary Gottlieb. Mr. Billington’s practice focuses on international financing transactions and restructuring transactions. He has experience in leveraged financing, bank lending, high-yield bonds, structured and real estate finance, and securitization. Mr. Billington is recognised as a leading banking and finance lawyer by Chambers UK, and is recommended by The Legal 500 UK for acquisition finance and emerging markets work. In 2013, Financial News named David one of their "40 under 40 Rising Stars of Legal Service."
Mr. Billington joined the firm in 2006, having previously worked at Allen & Overy in London, and spent 6 months on secondment at Credit Suisse. Mr. Billington received a B.A. degree in law in 1999 with first class honours from Cambridge University (Gonville & Caius College) and received his Legal Practice Certificate from Nottingham Law School in 2000. Mr. Billington is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.