DLA Piper has appointed Tony Lopez as a partner in the structured finance team, part of the Finance & Projects Group. Tony will be based in the firm’s London office.

Prior to joining DLA Piper, Tony was a partner at Clifford Chance in London from 2011 and prior to that Clifford Chance in New York from 2006. Tony has broad financial experience, with a particular focus on high-yield bonds and aviation finance. He has advised on an extensive range of legal issues and transaction types both public and private including debt, equity, acquisitions and dispositions, US securities and commodities regulatory matters.

Charles Morrison, international head of finance & projects at DLA Piper, commented: ‘We are very pleased that Tony is joining our team. He is an exceptional lawyer who brings impressive high-yield bond finance skills and experience to our team.’

Martin Bartlam, partner in the structured finance team in London, added: ‘As a US qualified lawyer based in London with particular expertise in high-yield bonds and aviation finance, Tony further deepens our high-yield, structured finance and US securities capability complementing an already extensive and growing global team.’