Firm Profile > Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP > London, England

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
25 MONUMENT STREET
LONDON
EC3R 8AJ
England

High yield Tier 2

Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP has 'a great team with deep insights into the market for, mechanics in, and interplay between loan and bond agreements'. A client remarks that the practice led by James Robinson and Anthony Tama is 'always available, result-oriented and proactive, and has excellent bond expertise'. The firm has a small team but vast experience in representing banks in high yield transactions and syndicated loans, particularly in connection with non-sponsor deals. It has one of the most well-established high yield practices in London and frequently represents both issuers and managers, and it recently had lead roles in complex cross-border bond issuances including the competitive bid by Comcast for Sky plc, in which it acted for underwriters, and LKQ Corp’s acquisition of Stahlgruber GmbH, acting for the initial purchasers.

Practice head(s):

James Robinson; Anthony Tama

Testimonials

“The firm has very good knowledge of market practice and seems to be involved in many deals. The practice seems to retain many talents.”

“Antony Tama is a very good partner to work with. He is very much involved, always makes himself available for discussion and is ‘hands-on’.”

“As a pure-play underwriter side law firm, Cahill is entirely focused on its business and has developed deep expertise in the European high yield market. Jim Robinson and Anthony Tama are first class practitioners and really know their stuff.”

“Jim Robinson is one of the most experienced practitioners in the European market. He is unflappable and has the knowledge and experience to solve any issue.”

“Anthony Tama is an energetic partner who goes the extra mile to get the job done; he is practical and user friendly, a real delight to work with.”

Key clients

BNP Paribas

Banca IMI S.p.A.

Citigroup Global Markets Limited

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Matalan Finance plc

Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated

Cahill is among the most successful law firms in the world. With a history of legal innovation dating back to the firm’s founding in 1919, Cahill is trusted by market-leading financial institutions, companies and their boards to manage significant litigation, regulatory matters and transactions.

Our practices are highly regarded and our lawyers are known for providing innovative solutions to complex financial transactions, ranking the firm among the most active in the financial league tables year after year. Cahill has long been regarded by clients as a training ground for not only superior legal experience but also business, marketing, negotiation and financial acumen beyond what most firms provide. A passion for challenging and distinctive work is at the heart of this firm’s culture and explains why clients turn to Cahill’s litigation and corporate attorneys to solve their most substantial business issues.

Among Cahill’s ranks are lawyers who joined Cahill following distinguished careers in the Securities and Exchange Commission, United States Department of Justice, Department of the Treasury, Federal Trade Commission and other federal and state agencies.

Main areas of practice: Transactional: Cahill represents a broad range of financial institutions and companies in all types of transactional and advisory work. Its corporate lawyers regularly participate in the most significant deals in the marketplace. In addition to its industry-leading capital markets and lending practice, the firm’s mergers and acquisitions, and restructuring practices, supported by specialists in antitrust, communications, executive compensation, environmental, intellectual property, real estate and tax, provide clients with a full complement of qualifications and experience.

Litigation: Cahill’s team of leading trial attorneys represents clients in a wide range of significant commercial litigation. Cahill lawyers have been on the front lines of large-scale securities litigation and antitrust law for nearly a century, focusing on the leading issues of the day. They advise publicly held and private companies, as well as their boards of directors, special committees, and individuals in a variety of industries in significant corporate governance matters and investigations.

 

Department Name Email Telephone
Transactional James C. Robinson - Email: jrobinson@cahill.com
Transactional Anthony Tama - Email: atama@cahill.com
Litigation Richard Kelly - Email: rkelly@cahill.com
Photo Name Position Profile
 Richard Kelly  photo Richard Kelly
 James Robinson  photo James Robinson
 Anthony Tama  photo Anthony Tama
Other Offices : New York, NY

Cahill is among the most successful law firms in the world. With a history of legal innovation dating back to the firm’s founding in 1919, Cahill is trusted by market-leading financial institutions, companies and their boards to manage significant litigation, regulatory matters and transactions. Among Cahill’s ranks are lawyers who joined Cahill following distinguished careers in the Securities and Exchange Commission, United States Department of Justice, Department of the Treasury, Federal Trade Commission and other federal and state agencies. Cahill lawyers are highly client-driven. A passion for challenging and distinctive work is at the heart of this firm’s culture and explains why clients turn to Cahill’s litigation and corporate attorneys to solve their most substantial business issues. Providing innovative solutions to complex financial transactions, Cahill regularly ranks among the most active firms in the financial league tables year after year.

Main areas of practice

Transactional:

Cahill represents a broad range of financial institutions and other companies in all types of transactional and advisory work. In addition to the firm’s industry-leading capital markets and lending practice, its mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and restructuring practices, supported by specialists in antitrust, communications, executive compensation, environmental, intellectual property, real estate and tax, deliver solutions-focused advice and deal execution.

Capital Markets & Lending:

Widely recognized as the leading law firm in leveraged finance, Cahill has long and close working relationships with many prominent international banking institutions. Its capital markets and lending practice represents lenders and borrowers in loan financings, underwriters and issuers in debt, equity and equity-linked securities offerings and dealer managers and solicitation agents in exchange offers, tender offers and consent solicitations, in leveraged, distressed, high-grade and cross-over credits. Cahill also represents mezzanine lenders and private equity investors in leveraged and strategic transactions.

Cahill’s capital markets and lending practice earned high ranks in league tables from Bloomberg, Re-finitiv Loan Connector LPC (formerly Thomson Reuters LPC), and Debtwire in multiple categories in 2019, showcasing our influence on the global capital markets. According to Bloomberg and Debtwire, Cahill captured in excess of 35% of the market share by volume and generated more than $84 billion in aggregate gross proceeds in connection with high-yield bonds. For loans, Cahill owned more than 34% of the U.S. bank leveraged lending market by volume and generated more than $197 billion in ag-aggregate gross proceeds, according to Refinitiv LPC.

Mergers & Acquisitions:

Cahill advises private equity firms and their portfolio companies, public and private corporations, and boards and special committees across a variety of industries in connection with mergers, acquisitions, dispositions, joint ventures, spin-offs and other significant strategic transactions. The firm also advises clients on acquisition finance, growth equity and other minority investments, governance, disclosure and compliance matters, providing its clients a single point of contact and delivering exceptional efficiency.

Bankruptcy & Restructuring:

Cahill frequently represents and advises all of the various constituents in complex domestic and cross-border restructuring matters, including formal bankruptcy court proceedings and out-of-court transactions. It has significant experience representing debtors and borrowers, Cahill’s boards of directors, equity sponsors and other investors and regularly represent administrative and collateral agents and lenders, including DIP and exit lenders, with respect to secured financings in bankruptcy and restructuring matters.

Litigation:

In its litigation practice, Cahill manages large-scale securities, insurance, antitrust, First Amendment, intellectual property, professional liability, white collar and corporate governance matters that are often international in scope.

Securities Litigation & White Collar Defense:

Cahill lawyers have been on the front lines of large-scale securities litigation for nearly a century, focusing on the leading issues of the day. Cahill represents issuers, underwriters, bank lenders, placement agents, officers and directors, accountants, lawyers and investors in large-scale securities litigation and investigations throughout the world. It has represented participants in complex securities class action litigation and parallel governmental investigations involving financial exposures in the billions of dollars. Often these matters involve coordination with parallel governmental investigations, congres¬sional and regulatory investigations, domestic and foreign bankruptcies and state court actions.

Corporate Governance & Investigations:

Cahill advises boards of directors, special committees, and directors and officers of publicly held companies in significant corporate governance matters and investigations. Its lawyers have extensive experience conducting multinational investigations involving alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations and commercial bribery laws, Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering. Cahill has managed investigations involving wire and mail fraud, healthcare fraud, tax fraud and fraud alleged under the False Claims Act and those arising from computer hacking and data breaches. Cahill also has a long track record conducting antitrust and price fixing investigations in markets including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, automotive industries, paper products, homebuilding, and tobacco.

Antitrust Litigation:

Cahill’s lawyers are trained in a comprehensive range of antitrust and competition matters, from class action litigation and criminal and civil investigations to M&A and other strategic transactions. Cahill litigators represent clients in major civil and criminal investigations and have extensive experience defending antitrust suits asserting price fixing, bid rigging and boycotts, among other claims. It has been involved in many of the most consequential antitrust investigations and related class actions in recent years, including LIBOR, municipal bond derivatives, insurance brokerage fees, IPO underwriting fees, music CDs, vitamins and thermal fax paper.

Department Name Email Telephone
Co-Administrative Partners Helene R. Banks hbanks@cahill.com 212.701.3439
Co-Administrative Partners Brian T. Markley bmarkley@cahill.com 212.701.3230