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.
Accolades and Recognitions
Ranked as Highly Regarded, IFLR1000, 2017 and 2020
Recognized by 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 Legal 500 UK for Acquisition Finance and Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt and Syndicated Loans, 2019
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
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.
"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)
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
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