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Paul Hastings Advances Corporate Growth in London with Addition of Leading Leveraged Finance Partner

October 04, 2021

London, UK — Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that experienced leveraged finance lawyer Adrian Chiodo has joined the firm’s London office as a partner in the Finance & Restructuring practice. He joins from Latham & Watkins. His arrival continues the strong growth of Paul Hastings’ London office and adds further depth to the firm’s global leveraged finance offering.

“In today’s complex financing arena, lenders and sponsors alike seek out top legal talent to guide their sophisticated transactions to success,” said Seth Zachary, Chairman of Paul Hastings. “With his wide-ranging experience in debt finance matters, deep understanding of critical market trends, and versatile capabilities in bank work and private credit, Adrian is a strong addition to our market-leading global Finance & Restructuring practice.”

“I was drawn to Paul Hastings’ tremendous growth story both in London and around the world,” said Mr. Chiodo. “The opportunity to collaborate with my new colleagues to expand my practice and contribute to the growth of the firm’s global Finance practice is very exciting.”

Mr. Chiodo focuses his practice on cross-border leveraged finance across the capital structure, including private credit, U.S. and European term loan B, general banking and corporate financings. He also advises on public-to-private transactions, restructurings, and post-IPO and project/infrastructure financings. His clients include a broad range of financiers (including actively advising a number of key participants in the private credit market, along with commercial and investment banks), as well as issuers, private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies. His practice encompasses English law and New York law loan finance transactions across Europe. He is also qualified in Australia (New South Wales).

Paul Hastings’ London Finance & Restructuring practice regularly advises on large, complex matters. Recent representations include advising on multiple issuances of notes by Altice USA, with an aggregate value of $4.7 billion; the $1.6 billion financing for Nordic Capital’s acquisition of ADVANZ PHARMA; and the financing for Symphony Technology Group’s acquisition of Trace One. The team has also worked on the $3.5 billion loan and bond financing for Bain Capital’s acquisition of Kantar from WPP, the £700 million recapitalization of the Co-operative Bank, the financing for Altice’s combination of Suddenlink and Optimum, and the £2.5 billion financing for Advent’s acquisition of Cobham. The London Finance & Restructuring practice is regularly recognised for its outstanding client successes, including with accolades such as Law Firm of the Year (Lending & Securities) from Alt Credit Intelligence and Loan Deal of the Year at the IFLR Europe Awards.

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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