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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Top-tier department handling eye-catching financing mandates for a clientele of corporate behemoths and Wall Street lending institutions. Boasts capabilities in cross-border loan structuring in addition to domestic transactions, including acquisition financing. Combines strength in high-value term and revolving credit facilities with more esoteric matters, including recapitalizations and asset-based lending.

Strengths

"They have a breadth of experience and are good lawyers," says one client

Another says: "The cumulative transactional experience of the team makes them an invaluable adviser in executing loan and bond transactions."

"The Cravath team is able to work effectively with other counsel to arrive at appropriate resolutions," sources note.

Work highlights

Represented Citibank as administrative agent in connection with a $1 billion revolving credit facility and a EUR601 million term loan facility made available to Gardner Denver, alongside a $1.9 billion term loan facility made available to Ingersoll Rand.

Notable practitioners

George Zobitz is frequently retained by both lender and borrower clients for his expertise in corporate finance.
"He has superb industry and product knowledge, patience and efficiency." "He is great; a nice guy and a good lawyer."

Michael Goldman is an accomplished practitioner who handles a range of complex financings for his market-leading clients
"He is wonderful; he's very focused on getting deals done and is easy to work with." "He is very commercial and a great lawyer."

Stephen Kessing is particularly highly regarded for his lender-side practice, advising on high-value term and revolving credit facilities.
"He has extremely strong technical skills, is highly responsive and has excellent deal execution skills." "He is very practical and nice to work with."

Tatiana Lapushchik routinely acts for her bank and borrower clients in financings across the large-cap space.
"She is very thoughtful and thorough on complicated financings." "She is quite creative and very constructive."

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Banking & Finance

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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Worldwide Plaza

825 Eighth Avenue

New York

New York

USA

NY 10019-7475

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

New York

Banking & Finance


George (Jed) E Zobitz
Band 2
Michael S Goldman
Band 1
Stephen Kessing
Band 4
Tatiana Lapushchik
Band 3