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The U.S. banking team advises market-leading financial institutions, financial sponsors, mezzanine providers, funds, and public and private companies on complex domestic and cross-border financing transactions, including transactions involving high-yield debt securities. With lawyers in the Americas, Europe and Asia, we have a proven track record of providing the highest quality legal advice across a range of products wherever needed.

Representative experience includes advising:

  • AT&T on the US$12bn unsecured syndicated credit facility provided by certain investment and commercial banks and Citibank N.A. as administrative agent
  • Baring Private Equity Asia on a senior secured term loan B and revolving credit facility to finance, in part, its US$1.4bn acquisition of majority stakes in Vistra Group and Orangefield Group, both leaders in the corporate administration and operation service industry
  • CGG on its offer to exchange for senior secured terms loans and all of its outstanding 7¾% senior notes due 2017 and up to US$135m combined aggregate principle amount of its outstanding 6½% senior notes due 2021 and 6% senior notes due 2022
  • AT&T on its private offer to exchange 17 series of notes aggregating over US$18bn
  • the Korea Development Bank in relation to a letter of credit facility provided to Kumho Tire Georgia Inc., a subsidiary of the South Korean tire manufacturer, Kumho Tire Co., Inc.
  • Morgan Stanley Senior Funding, Inc. in connection with a US$150m accounts receivable securitization for Skillsoft Receivables Financing LLC, a bankruptcy-remote Delaware limited liability company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Skillsoft Corporation
  • the senior lender on a US$200m commitment in a US$1.4bn secured financing to fund a portion of the purchase price of a portfolio of 113 commercial properties by funds managed by Blackstone
  • Standard Motor Products, as borrower, on a US$250m amendment to its existing borrowing base revolving credit facilities
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland on the financing of the US$17.9bn acquisition of Clear Channel by Bain Capital and Thomas Lee
  • WellPoint on the acquisition and financing of Amerigroup, including a US$3bn unsecured 364-day bridge term loan credit facility (co-arranged by Credit Suisse (USA), Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, UBS, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank to finance a portion of the purchase consideration thereof)
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland and Royal Bank of Canada on the financing of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan’s US$2.35bn acquisition of marine container terminals in New York, New Jersey and Vancouver from Orient Overseas (International). We also advised on the restructuring thereof
  • CGG, on a US$1.2bn first-lien term loan, a US$700m second-lien bridge loan and a US$315m first-lien revolving loan credit facility to finance the cash portion of its US$3.5bn merger with Veritas DGC, a provider of geophysical information and services to oil and gas companies. We also advised on the refinancing thereof
  • Société Générale on the financing of the US$1.2bn acquisition and take-private of RCN by Abry Partners 
  • Hastings Funds Management and JP Morgan Asset Management on the US$840m acquisition and financing of a portfolio of seven natural gas-fired independent power production facilities in the U.S. from Black Hills
  • Siam Commercial Bank and other lenders on a US$450m financing for Indorama (U.S. acquisition of Old World Industries)
  • BNP Paribas on the multi-currency senior secured loan facilities for the acquisition of the multi-national Gagneraud, the largest provider of steel mill services in France, by an existing portfolio company of Olympus Partners
  • Crédit Agricole, as administrative agent, in connection with a US$275m credit facility for SunPower in 2011, the restructuring of such facility in 2012 (including a guarantee by Total, SunPower’s majority stockholder), and the refinancing of such facility in 2013


Michael Bassett
Partner, New York
(1) 212 903 9114


Michael Bott
Partner, Moscow
(7 495) 797 9773


Mark Hageman
Partner, London
(44 20) 7456 3782


Danelle Le Cren
Partner, London
(44 20) 7456 2395 


Gordon Mak

Counsel, New York

(1) 121 903 9296


Alexander Naidenov
Partner, London
(44 20) 7456 4566


Eamon Nolan 

Counsel, New York

(1) 212 903 9015


Matthew Poulter
Partner, New York
(1) 212 903 9306


Conrado Tenaglia

Partner, New York

(1) 212 903 9010


Michael Neary

Counsel, New York

(1) 212 903 9290