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Banking and Institutional Finance

Our Banking and Institutional Finance practice practice brings together more than 100 lawyers in offices across the United States, Europe, Middle East and Asia to represent lenders, arrangers, investors, funds, borrowers, issuers, underwriters and sponsors across the full range of complex financings. In 2018, we closed approximately 329 global finance transactions for our clients, amounting to over $63.6 billion in aggregate financing.

Our team provides services in connection with private finance and other commercial transactions, including credit facilities on a syndicated and single-lender basis; merchant banking transactions; asset-based financings; mezzanine investments; acquisition financings; leveraged leases; real estate financings; private placements of debt securities; and credit enhanced transactions. In all transactions, the team combines both borrower and lender expertise to provide ambidextrous representation.

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Ranked Band 5 in Nationwide Banking & Finance


CHAMBERS USA 2021

Ranked Band 1 in Georgia Banking & Finance


CHAMBERS USA 2021

Ranked Band 2 in North Carolina Banking & Finance


CHAMBERS USA 2021

Ranked Tier 4 in UAE Banking & Finance


LEGAL 500 EMEA 2021

Ranked Tier 2 in Saudi Arabia Banking & Finance


LEGAL 500 EMEA 2021

“They are exceptionally talented. They are able to use their experience to identify the key credit terms we need to maintain in documentation and are able to influence the opposing counsel to prevail in negotiations.”


Chambers USA 2021

“The team is super responsive, hard-working, commercial and very strong at partnering the internal legal team on more routine things.”


Chambers USA 2021

“Their strength probably is twofold. Within the platform, they have a lot of different areas of expertise that they can rely upon, which is incredibly beneficial when working on a complex transaction. It is also demonstrated with their connections within the industry and their understanding of it. We've worked with some really great partners - the people make them stand out.”


Chambers USA 2021

“They are responsive, smart and know credit agreements really well - which is a big part of the battle here. I bounce other ideas off them because I value their opinion. I know I’m getting a smart, intelligent, thoughtful response.”


Chambers USA 2021

“They are our top firm and we can rely on them for everything.”


Chambers USA 2021

“They are responsive, know the market and play against the best in the US representing the other side of the table.”


CHAMBERS USA 2020

“They are very user-friendly, very accessible and we are very pleased with their work.”


CHAMBERS USA 2020

“The firm is commercial with clients and when we have a new deal, they quickly get up to speed.”


CHAMBERS USA 2020

Peers note that the firm “dominates the market in terms of size and expertise.”


CHAMBERS USA 2020

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Recognition

Ranked Band 5 in Nationwide Banking & Finance


CHAMBERS USA 2021

Ranked Band 1 in Georgia Banking & Finance


CHAMBERS USA 2021

Ranked Band 2 in North Carolina Banking & Finance


CHAMBERS USA 2021

Ranked Tier 4 in UAE Banking & Finance


LEGAL 500 EMEA 2021

Ranked Tier 2 in Saudi Arabia Banking & Finance


LEGAL 500 EMEA 2021

“They are exceptionally talented. They are able to use their experience to identify the key credit terms we need to maintain in documentation and are able to influence the opposing counsel to prevail in negotiations.”


Chambers USA 2021

“The team is super responsive, hard-working, commercial and very strong at partnering the internal legal team on more routine things.”


Chambers USA 2021

“Their strength probably is twofold. Within the platform, they have a lot of different areas of expertise that they can rely upon, which is incredibly beneficial when working on a complex transaction. It is also demonstrated with their connections within the industry and their understanding of it. We've worked with some really great partners - the people make them stand out.”


Chambers USA 2021

“They are responsive, smart and know credit agreements really well - which is a big part of the battle here. I bounce other ideas off them because I value their opinion. I know I’m getting a smart, intelligent, thoughtful response.”


Chambers USA 2021

“They are our top firm and we can rely on them for everything.”


Chambers USA 2021

“They are responsive, know the market and play against the best in the US representing the other side of the table.”


CHAMBERS USA 2020

“They are very user-friendly, very accessible and we are very pleased with their work.”


CHAMBERS USA 2020

“The firm is commercial with clients and when we have a new deal, they quickly get up to speed.”


CHAMBERS USA 2020

Peers note that the firm “dominates the market in terms of size and expertise.”


CHAMBERS USA 2020