Paul Hastings LLP

Banking & Finance (International Firms) Department

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What the team is known for Offers expertise in leveraged finance, with a long history of acting on major LBOs. A popular choice among sponsor clients, with an increasing focus on outbound transactions for China-based clients. Also advises on seed investments into newly formed funds. Acts for investment banks and asset management companies.

Strengths One commentator remarks: "They're a good US firm for lender side work, we see them on that."

Work highlights Represented COSCO SHIPPING Holdings in the USD4.3 billion external debt financing for its acquisition of Orient Overseas.

Acted for ICBC International in a USD160 million offshore financing to D&J Industrial for the acquisition of Xingchuang Technique Plaza.

Notable practitioners

Brett King is well recognised by peers for his long track record in the LBO space. He acts for funds and banks on cross-border acquisition finance matters.