Paul Hastings Continues to Build on Global Securities and Capital Markets Growth with London Partner Addition

March 03, 2021

London — Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Dr. Max Kirchner, an experienced securities and capital markets lawyer, has joined the firm as a partner, based in London. Dr. Kirchner’s arrival adds further momentum to the strong performance and growth of the firm’s global Securities and Capital Markets practice, following the recent additions of partners Katja Kaulamo in Frankfurt, Iksoo Kim in Seoul and Brandon Bortner in Washington, D.C.

“Our clients turn to us to help them pursue growth through increasingly complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions, including securing financing in the global capital markets,” said Seth Zachary, Chairman of Paul Hastings. “With his deep experience across industries and markets, Max is a significant addition to our global Capital Markets team.”

“Paul Hastings is a leader in the capital markets, and the performance and growth of the firm’s global team has been very impressive, especially during these unprecedented times,” said Dr. Kirchner. “The opportunity to collaborate with my new colleagues as we continue to grow our practice is very exciting.”

Dr. Kirchner’s practice, which spans London, Germany and the United States, focuses on the representation of investment banks, private equity sponsors, multinational companies and investment funds in capital markets, direct lending and leveraged finance transactions. He regularly works on complex high-yield bond offerings, IPOs, restructurings and acquisition financings by companies around the world across a broad array of industries. Dr. Kirchner is consistently recognised in both Chambers and Legal 500.

The global Capital Markets practice at Paul Hastings has advised on several recent landmark transactions, including US$5.5 billion of high-yield notes issued in connection with Altice USA, Inc.’s combination of Suddenlink and Optimum, for which Paul Hastings received the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Award for Managing Complexity and Scale; advising Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and other banks as arrangers on a US$3 billion financing package for Bain Capital’s acquisition of a majority stake in Kantar, for which the firm won High Yield Deal of the Year for 2020 from IFLR Europe; representing Barclays, BBVA and other banks in Prime Health Services’ debut $700 million offering of senior secured notes; representing Jefferies, Deutsche Bank and Bank of America in The Providence Service Corporation’s debut US$500 million notes offering to finance the acquisition of the Simplura Group; representing Boparan Holdings in its issuance of £475 million of senior notes; representing Goldman and Morgan Stanley in Accolade’s US$220 million IPO; representing Citigroup and other banks in Blackstone Mortgage Trust’s follow-on public offering of class A common stock; Ascletis Pharma’s US$400 million IPO – the first listing under Chapter 18A of the listing rules in Hong Kong; and Link Mobility’s NOK 6,902 million IPO on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognised as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.

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