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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

767 5TH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10153, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 310 8000
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Fax +1 212 310 8007
Web:
www.weil.com

Morgan Bale

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Work +1 212 310 8758
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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Career

Partner in Weil’s Banking & Finance Practice. Represents banks and other financial institutions in domestic and cross-border lending transactions, with a focus on acquisition and other event-driven high-grade financings. Also very experienced in leveraged cash-flow and asset-based financings, restructurings, and debtor-in-possession and exit financings. Representative clients include Bank of America, Barclays, Citi, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan and Morgan Stanley.

Education

York University (BA, 1989); College of Law, York (CPE, 1992); College of Law, York (LSF, 1993); University of Virginia (LLM, 2002). Admitted to the New York Bar and a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales.


United States: Finance

Commercial lending

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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