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White & Case LLP
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London > Finance > Bank lending: investment grade debt and syndicated loans

The ‘hardworking and knowledgeable’ team at White & Case LLP is a popular choice among investment/commercial banks and investment grade borrowers across a range of corporate lending, refinancing and corporate-led acquisition financing transactions. The team is well-versed at structuring transactions utilising products throughout the capital structure, governed by both UK law and New York law, and therefore offers a degree of flexibility which is particularly appealing. Head of banking across the EMEA region, Jeremy Duffy is frequently at the forefront of the most significant lender-side mandates, including advice on super senior revolving credit and bridge facilities, as well as event-driven financings. Christopher Czarnocki has a particular focus on emerging markets mandates, including work for borrowers and lenders on work with an Africa nexus. The arrival of Monica Barton from Winston & Strawn LLP in May 2022 strengthens the team, in light of her wide-ranging cross-border financing expertise across both bank loan and private credit matters.

London > Finance > Acquisition finance

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Jeremy DuffyWhite & Case LLP

‘Well-staffed and incredibly hard working’, White & Case LLP handles a tremendous range and volume of acquisition finance mandates for banks, credit funds, corporates and financial sponsors. The firm’s integrated bank loan and high yield capabilities are a strong selling point, particularly on large-cap leveraged finance transactions, as is its familiarity with the full range of financing techniques and its ability to work in tandem with New York and European colleagues. As well as the firm’s ongoing work for longstanding investment/commercial bank clients including Deutsche Bank, under the guidance of the ‘superb’ Gareth Eagles , it has gained a  strong foothold in the flourishing direct lending market for well-resourced funds including CVC Credit and Bridgepoint Credit. Head of EMEA bank lending, Jeremy Duffy , has vast experience advising lenders on mandates and is appreciated for his ‘extremely hard working and commercial’ approach. Martin Forbes  takes the lead on much of the most significant borrower-side work, primarily on behalf of private equity sponsors. The arrival in May 2022 of dual English and French-law qualified partner Monica Barton  from Winston & Strawn LLP adds further ballast to the team, particularly in light of her private credit experience and her expertise advising on deals with a French nexus.