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Peter Hayes

Partner, Corporate Department

London

Phone: 44-020-3023-5113
Fax: 44-020-3023-5413

Overview

Peter Hayes is a Finance partner, based in the Firm’s London office. Peter focuses his practice on bank finance, particularly cross-border acquisition and leveraged finance, including related restructuring work. He represents private equity sponsors, hedge funds, commercial banks, investment banks, direct lenders, and corporate borrowers across the capital structure.

Recognitions

  • Named a 'Leading Individual' for Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans - The Legal 500 UK 2019 and 2023
  • Ranked as Highly Regarded, IFLR1000, 2017 and 2020
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 UK as a leading "service oriented" partner, recommended for Acquisition Finance and Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans, 2020
  • Recommended by Chambers UK for his Banking & Finance work, recognized as "a highly experienced, very thoughtful and measured lawyer who puts clients first," 2020
  • Ranked as a recommended lawyer in Chambers UK, which cited him as "a top lawyer who is always available," 2019

Education

  • Columbia University, J.D.
  • University of Paris I (Sorbonne), Maîtrise en Droit
  • The London School of Economics and Political Science, M.Sc.
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A.

Representations

Lenders

  • Goldman Sachs and Natixis in connection with financing the acquisition by Cinven of Inseec
  • Advising Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank in connection with financings for Synlab, a portfolio business of Cinven
  • Goldman Sachs and Rabobank in connection with financing the acquisition by Cinven of Barentz
  • ICG and HSBC in connection with the financing of a portfolio company of Bridgepoint
  • Nomura and Natixis as arrangers of various financings for Sebia, a portfolio company of CVC, CDPQ, and Tethys
  • Carlyle Credit in connection with various financings
  • Multiple banks in connection with various refinancing transactions of Virgin Media’s bank debt
  • Multiple banks in connection with financings for INEOS Enterprises, INEOS Rafnes, and INOVYN

Borrowers

  • Bridgepoint in connection with various acquisition financings including Moneycorp and Element Materials Technology and Element Material Technology’s bolt-on public-to-private acquisition of Exova
  • Investcorp in connection with numerous acquisition financings including Icopal, SecureLink, Georg Jensen, and Kee Safety
  • Liverpool Football Club in connection with various financings
  • Coca Cola European Packaging in connection with its bank financings
  • DBAY Advisors in connection with the public-to-private acquisitions implemented by way of scheme of arrangement of Eddie Stobart plc and of Creston plc

Engagement & Publications

  • "Certainty of Funding: The Operation and Evolution of the U.K. and U.S. Approaches," Journal of International Banking and Finance Law (with Philip Stopford)
  • "Loans in the time of COVID-19: how loan documentation has fared in this challenging environment," Journal of International Banking and Finance Law (with Philip Stopford and Helen Walsh)
  • "Getting the Deal Through: Acquisition Finance 2020" (with Helen Walsh)

Practice Areas

Corporate
Global Finance
Leveraged & Syndicated Lending

Languages

Anglais

Admissions

England and Wales Solicitor
New York Bar

Education

Columbia Law School, J.D. 1998
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. 1992

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