Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Banking & Finance (International Firms) Department

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What the team is known for Newly established team featuring considerable experience in the leveraged finance market, advising on notable acquisition finance transactions, as well as debt refinancing. Primarily acting for international private equity firms and investment banks.

Strengths Client feedback emphasises the team's dedication, with one interviewee saying: "The whole team are very engaged and always deliver what’s beyond our expectation. The team is responsive to client requests, very collaborative and they always act as a true thought partner with us. We feel good about the exclusivity and feel Gibson will continue to be our first choice in future."

Work highlights Represented Bain Capital Private Equity in the USD500 million financing and acquisition of Trans Maldivian Airways.

Assisted the special committee of JA Solar Holdings with the company's going-private transaction, including debt finance aspects.

Notable practitioners

Michael Nicklin is a highly accomplished acquisition finance expert, adept at handling leveraged financing for significant transactions. A client enthuses: "He can draw almost all of the work in this market. I would not bet against Michael to succeed, he is an excellent lawyer."