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March 6, 2024

King & Spalding Recruits High-Yield Capital Markets Partner Peter Schwartz in London

LONDON, March 6, 2024 – King & Spalding has added high-yield capital markets lawyer Peter Schwartz as a partner in the firm’s London office.

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. His client base includes some of the world’s leading investment funds.

“Peter has a reputation as a leading lawyer in the European high-yield market, especially on issuer-side and bank-side mandates in emerging markets, and has a strong line-up of clients,” said Tom Sprange KC, office managing partner in London. “The nature of Peter’s practice also provides natural opportunities for collaboration with our private credit, restructuring, disputes and investigations teams, so he is a great fit and will be a key element in continuing to grow our European corporate practice.”

Schwartz joins King & Spalding from Paul Hastings, where he was a partner and Global Head of High Yield Capital Markets. He is ranked in Chambers UK, Legal 500 and IFLR 1000. Schwartz received his undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester and his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School.

“King & Spalding’s dynamic platform, especially internationally, provides an amazing opportunity to help advance the firm’s high-yield practice in Europe,” Schwartz added. “The trajectory of the firm’s London office combined with the firm’s success and future-focused approach makes this an exciting time to join the team.”

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