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White & Case LLP

SOUTHEAST FINANCIAL CENTER, 200 SOUTH BISCAYNE BOULEVARD, SUITE 4900, MIAMI, FL 33131-2352, USA
Tel:
Work +1 305 371 2700
Fax:
Fax +1 305 358 5744
Web:
www.whitecase.com

Eric Klar

Tel:
Work +1 305 995 5296
Email:
White & Case

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Banking

Position

Partner

Career

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United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

White & Case LLP are ‘real experts in the leveraged finance market’ who ‘provide immense value for the fees that we pay them’. Clients appreciate the ‘extremely talented and deep bench’ as well as the ‘close partner attention and consistent personnel from deal to deal’. Global banking head Eric Leicht is very well regarded in the market, and one major client notes: ‘no leveraged lending lawyer in my professional experience provides superior lender representation’. The ‘excellent’ US banking head Jake Mincemoyer is also praised for being ‘extremely efficient and knowledgeable’ and ‘has a ton of relevant knowledge about the market’. Other key names include Eric Klar in Miami, as well as New York’s David Bilkis, Eliza McDougall, and Dan Nam. The firm also boosted its ranks in the US through the arrival of Rob Bennett and Justin Wagstaff from the London office, and the recruitment of Sabrena Silver from Linklaters LLP, who is known for her Latin America expertise. Deal highlights include representing Deutsche Bank, Mizuho and Credit Agricole on a $1.54bn loan to Softbank subsidiary Foundation Holdings for its acquisition of Fortress Investment Group. The firm also advised Nomura Securities and Jeffries Finance on the $2.5bn recapitalisation of BJ’s Wholesale. The borrower side was also active, and the firm advised Pilot Travel Centers on a major $4.6bn refinancing. Another highlight was advising Stone Point Capital on the $1bn financing for its acquisition of Focus Financial Partners.

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