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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

787 SEVENTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10019, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 728 8000
Fax:
Fax +1 212 728 8111
Web:
www.willkie.com

Viktor Okasmaa 

Tel:
Work 212 728 8270
Email:
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

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United States: Finance

Commercial lending

Within: Commercial lending

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has a ‘strong, accomplished, multi-disciplinary team’ that represents a broad mix of private equity sponsors, corporate borrowers and lenders and which is commended for its ‘24/7 availability and ability to advise not only legally but also business-wise’. Key people include the ‘very knowledgeableMichael Zinder and William Hiller, who alongside practice vice chair Jeffrey Goldfarb are praised for their ‘endless knowledge and experience, their ability to solve issues and take all the bumps out of the road’. Other key partners include practice chair Leonard Klingbaum, Michael Niebruegge, who is noted for his restructuring advice, particularly in the energy sector, and Viktor Okasmaa, who was recently recruited from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. Recent highlights include advising Teva Pharmaceutical Industries on the financing of its $40.5bn acquisition of Allergan. On the direct lending side, the firm advised GSO Capital Partners on a $550m loan to finance Scyamore Partners’ acquisition of Belk.

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