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Paul Hastings LLP
100 Bishopsgate

Work Department

Corporate Department


Peter Schwartz is a partner in the Corporate practice of Paul Hastings. Mr. Schwartz advises on high-yield debt offerings, primary and secondary equity offerings, restructurings, acquisition financings and general compliance issues for European and North American clients seeking securities law advice.

Mr. Schwartz also represents a number of the world’s leading investment funds in restructurings and on cross-border, structured debt and equity investments.


  • University of Michigan, J.D., 1997
  • University of Rochester, B.A., 1993

Lawyer Rankings

London > Finance > High yield

(Leading individuals)

Peter SchwartzPaul Hastings LLP

Paul Hastings LLP is not a volume player in the high yield space, but it focuses on large and complex transactions, whether new issuance or restructurings. ‘These guys are problem solvers and think outside the box‘, remarks client of the practice led by experienced partner Peter Schwartz. ‘They are not stuck in just traditional high yield practices and are especially great for complex transactions‘, adds another. Maximilian Kirchner is a key adviser to investment banks, investment funds, multi-national companies, and private equity sponsors working on some of the most complex high-yield bond offerings. Up-and-comng partner Edward Holmes led advice to EA Partners I & II on the restructuring of its $1.3bn in outstanding notes.

London > Finance > Acquisition finance

Paul Hastings LLP  built on the existing success of its London acquisition finance practice with the bold recruitment in summer 2022 of a highly-rated four-strong lender focused team from  Latham & Watkins that includes its ‘responsive and client-focused’ former team head Mohamed Nurmohamed  and Ross Anderson.   Nurmohamed now co-chairs the firm’s global finance practice with  the ‘superb’ Luke McDougall .  The ‘very well coordinated’ team, which also includes  Peter Schwartz   , is continuing to gain market share among lenders, which appreciate its ability to work across the capital structure, including on integrated UK/US bank and bond mandates. McDougall excels in advising banks on large cap mandates, including a recent spate of public to private transactions, which require sophisticated financing arrangements. Other key names include Richard Kitchen  , who has strong credibility among funds, including private equity sponsors seeking finance, as well as credit funds, and the ‘excellentMei Lian .