Structured Credit

To take advantage of today’s increasingly sophisticated market, players in the structured credit space require timely and innovative counsel to help them navigate challenging conditions and balance their risks to uncover new opportunities. Paul Hastings can help.

  • Ranked Band 1 for Capital Markets: Securitization: CLOs

    Chambers USA 2023

An Experienced Structured Credit Team

Our global team brings together market-leading lawyers across the U.S., Europe, and Asia. We have been at the forefront of the structured credit markets, participating in and successfully closing hundreds of transactions. Our lawyers serve as principal counsel to many of the leading arrangers and managers.

Wide-Ranging Structured Credit and Asset Securitization Experience

  • We advise leading investors and top market participants on virtually every type of structured credit transaction, and with underlying collateral that includes broadly syndicated and middle-market bank loans, high-yield bonds, ABS, MBS, trust preferred, distressed debt, hedge fund interests, and emerging market debt.        

  • We regularly advise on all aspects of the securitization and structured finance process in both domestic and cross-border transactions. Our lawyers represent issuers, underwriters, and placement agents, as well as other participants such as credit and liquidity facility providers, servicers, trustees and investors.        

  • Our wide-ranging experience encompasses the full array of structured credit transactions, including arbitrage and balance sheet, cash flow and market value, funded and synthetic, repackagings and multi-currency.        

  • Our experience also covers major asset classes that are the subject of securitizations—including commercial and residential real estate and non-performing loans.

  • Top Global CLO Counsel—Four Years in a Row

  • Law Firm of the Year (Lending & Securities)

    Alt Credit Intelligence European Service Awards

Delivering Breakthrough Solutions in Challenging Situations

  • We advise clients on investing in and working out distressed transactions, as well as forming and administering distressed asset funds and restructured vehicles.

  • Our team has been at the forefront of innovation relating to regulatory matters, including the Volcker Rule and U.S. and European risk retention requirements.

Recognition For Our Practice

  • Named Top Global CLO Counsel by Creditflux—four years in a row

  • Recognized as Law Firm of the Year (Lending& Securities) at the Alt Credit Intelligence European Services Awards

  • Ranked as leading lawyers for structured credit and CLO transactions in Chambers USA,
    Best Lawyers, and other industry guides

  • “Paul Hasting’s depth of expertise and tenured track record across the team is a differentiator. Within an increasingly complex and evolving market, Paul Hastings helps us approach and navigate through novel situations with critical thinking and sound judgement.”

    Chambers USA, 2023
  • “The firm is among the most commercial service providers and the team reacts quickly to changing market conditions.”

    Chambers USA, 2023
  • “The team consistently demonstrates deep understanding of complex and sophisticated CLO-related issues.”

    Chambers USA, 2023

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