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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

767 5TH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10153, USA
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Work +1 212 310 8000
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www.weil.com

Douglas Urquhart

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Career

Head of U.S. Banking & Finance Practice. Represents lenders and borrowers on leveraged, asset-based and investment grade financing and restructuring transactions, including acquisition facilities, mezzanine and second lien loans, infrastructure financings and DIP and exit facilities. Co-author of chapters in Reorganizing Failing Businesses (American Bar Association) and The Law and Practice of Restructuring the UK and US (Oxford University Press). Board member of ACCION East, Inc., the largest provider of microfinance in the United States.

Education

University of Leicester (LLB 1985); College of Law, Guildford (LSF 1986).


United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Leading lawyers

Douglas Urquhart - Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Within: Commercial lending

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP has an excellent track record for borrower and lender work. On the borrower side, the firm acts for an impressive range of corporates and private equity sponsors, and partners such as Allison Liff, Andrew Yoon, Dallas-based Courtney Marcus, and the recently promoted Houston partner Benton Lewis have established very strong practices. Meanwhile US banking head Douglas Urquhart is equally comfortable sitting on both sides of the table. Major highlights include representing Westinghouse Electric Company in an $800m secured debtor-in-possession facility, provided by Apollo Global Management, to provide liquidity during its Chapter 11 proceedings. Another highlight was representing the aircraft leasing company Avolon Holdings on a $5.5bn loan to help finance its acquisition of CIT Group. On the lender side, partners such as Daniel Dokos, Heather Viets, Morgan Bale, and Danek Freeman are all highly recommended. The firm’s cross-border abilities were acknowledged through its mandate to advise JPMorgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, and Goldman Sachs on a $15.5bn facility to finance Twenty-First Century Fox’s pending acquisition of Sky. The firm also represents an increasing number of direct lenders, including Antares Capital and Public Sector Pension Investment Board.

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