Latham & Watkins' market-leading banking and finance practice possesses remarkable strength in leveraged finance and acquisition finance matters and offers further expertise in high-yield bonds and debt refinancings. The team represents different types of lenders, including banks, private equity sponsors and alternative debt providers, as well as borrowers, particularly in the private equity space. Clients benefit from the team's cooperation with the law firm's corporate and tax departments. Latham & Watkins additionally has a strong capacity to cover matters involving multiple jurisdictions thanks to its global presence.
"I am an extremely satisfied customer. I rate them very highly."
Latham & Watkins advised EQT Partners on the financing of its EUR4.5 billion investment in Cerba HealthCare.
Head of department Michel Houdayer is noted for his experience advising on domestic and international acquisition finance matters. He represents borrowers, lenders and private equity clients.
Lionel Dechmann moves up the rankings this year on the back of positive market feedback. He has a diverse practice assisting clients with acquisition finance as well as cross-border refinancing mandates. He acts for both borrowers and leading French and international banks.
Xavier Farde has exceptional strength in acquisition finance, frequently advising both lenders and borrowers on domestic and cross-border mandates. He has further expertise assisting with refinancing matters, especially in the private equity sector.