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June 28, 2021

King & Spalding Hires Finance Partner Benoit Lavigne in London

LONDON, June 28, 2021 – King & Spalding has added Benoit Lavigne as a partner in the Corporate, Finance and Investments (CFI) practice, based in the firm’s London office.

Lavigne represents underwriters and borrowers across an array of complex, cross-border finance matters, including acquisition finance, general corporate lending, asset-based lending, restructurings and workouts. He has advised on unique and innovative financing transactions including the first European super senior facility coupled with a US term loan B, Europe’s first margin loan to IPO financing and Europe’s first quadruple Luxco acquisition financing structure.

“Benoit is someone our team has worked with for years and gives us significant additional depth in our private credit and leveraged finance practice,” said Todd Holleman, leader of the firm’s CFI practice. “Benoit’s experience with sophisticated private credit funds and the fact that he already works with many of our mutual clients will allow us to deliver a more fulsome offering for both UK-led and sophisticated international finance mandates.”

Lavigne was most recently a partner at Morrison & Foerster.

“London is a global hub for cross-border finance and there is strong demand for top-quality financial law advice, whether that relates to M&A, private equity, capital markets, projects work and stand-alone banking and finance instructions,” added Tom Sprange QC, office managing partner in London. “It is imperative for law firms to have a robust finance capability and Benoit will help to further strengthen our practice.”

“King & Spalding has an impressive portfolio of traditional and alternative finance transactions that is genuinely extensive and creative,” Lavigne commented. “In the ever-evolving world of high-end, cross-border finance, the firm is an ideal destination for me. The firm’s finance offering is complemented by its corporate, tax and disputes practices.”

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