Leveraged Finance

Lending markets have experienced dramatic swings in activity over the past several years. In today’s environment, managing risks while creatively pursuing opportunities has become an essential balancing act for those seeking to navigate new paths to growth.

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Client Successes

Advised JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and RBC in the US$1.5B senior secured bond issued by Suddenlink

Represented Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc., Barclays Bank PLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC in the US$1.9B Gulf Oil financing

Acted as counsel to joint bookrunners Barclays, Mizuho Securities, RBC Capital Markets, and Wells Fargo Securities in the issuance of US$1B of senior notes by AerCap Ireland Capital Limited and AerCap Global Aviation Trust

Innovative Solutions for Complex Transactions

We provide innovative solutions for our clients’ largest and most complex transactions. Our team helps clients navigate volatile markets, identify alternative financing options, refinance their debt, and take advantage of evolving trends in leveraged finance.

We know the market. Over the past year, we have represented one or more major bank institutions in nearly every significant leveraged finance transaction that came to market. Our lawyers advise on the full spectrum of financings, restructurings, and regulatory compliance issues across a variety of sectors, including energy, technology, fintech, telecommunications, media, healthcare, life sciences, and professional services.

A Leading Leveraged Finance Practice

  • Our Leveraged Finance team includes 100+ lawyers advising clients in key markets across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S.
  • We represent global financial institutions in a high volume of bank lending and high-yield bond transactions: 1,000+ complex financings in 2015.
  • Our team is recognized as a leader in acquisition finance, representing lead arrangers, underwriters, and initial purchasers participating in domestic and cross-border transactions.
  • Our integrated practice offers seamless execution in bank/bond structures, whether within a single jurisdiction or in cross-border transactions.

Industry Recognition

  • Ranked Band 3 in Nationwide Banking & Finance in Chambers USA
  • Honored for Loan of the Year at the 2015 IFLR Americas awards for our work advising the banks financing IBC Capital Limited’s US$1.1B acquisition of Goodpack Limited