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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP
United States

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Stephen M. Kessing is a partner in Cravath’s Corporate Department and serves as Practice Lead of the Firm’s Banking and Credit Practice. He advises financial institutions, corporate borrowers and private equity sponsors on a broad range of finance transactions, including complex syndicated loan transactions, capital markets transactions, restructurings and debtor-in-possession financing, as well as mergers and acquisitions.

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United States > Finance > Commercial lending

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP‘s lender-side practice is strong in the New York market, advising major banks as lead arrangers and administrative agents in a variety of complex, high value leveraged transactions. Tatiana Lapushchik  is a prolific dealmaker, and assists lending banks with transactions relating to sectors including energy, technology and retail. In addition to its representation of banks, the group also has a strong borrower-side practice, which frequently handles multicurrency mandates; managing partner George Zobitz ‘s representation of Viatris Inc. in its $4bn revolving credit facility and ¥40bn term loan facility was a undoubted highlight in 2021. Michael Goldman heads up the practice and has vast experience in all types of debt financing transactions, as does practice lead Stephen Kessing , who works with a range of corporate borrowers in addition to banks. Matthew Kelly was promoted to partner in January 2021.