London – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, was named “Law Firm of the Year – Europe” by Private Debt Investor magazine in their 2016 Annual Awards. The firm was also runner-up in The Americas.
PDI noted the firm’s central role in structuring the €270 million debt financing provided by Ares and Tikehau for private equity firm Apax’s acquisition of satellite communication company Marlink. The financing, one of the largest in the European market in 2016, spanned a number of jurisdictions.
PDI also states that Paul Hastings “focuses on both structuring individual deals and fund formation within one integrated global practice – a service that allows it to claim to be a one-stop shop for private debt funds. Last year alone, the firm structured €5 billion in fund financing facilities in France and, with offices in both Europe and the US, it is already playing a key role in the increasing traffic between the regions.”
"Private Debt Investor congratulates Paul Hastings on its European Law Firm of the Year award," said Andy Thomson, Senior Editor of Private Debt Investor. "These awards are voted on by the players in the private debt space, including the debt providers and asset managers who are clients of the firm, so they are a good indication of how the market views Paul Hastings."
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