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Proskauer Rose LLP

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded lender offering, with specialist expertise acting for alternative capital providers. Regularly advises clients on a range of financing matters from acquisition finance to refinancings. Transatlantic practice assisting clients with multi-jurisdictional matters spanning the USA and Europe.

Strengths

"They are really great, there is a lot of partner interaction and we really enjoy using them," a client reports. "They are very sensible, commercial and attuned to the issues."

Another client says: "They are a good partner to work alongside on transactions and facilitate a good process for all parties. They strike a good balance of advising on risk areas and taking a commercial approach."

Work highlights

Acted for Ares Management on the provision of £444 million first out/last out facilities to refinance the existing indebtedness of the True Potential group of companies.

Notable practitioners

Alexander Griffith is highly sought after for his expertise in the direct lending space and is considered a go-to for credit funds. He has considerable knowledge of acquisition and leveraged finance..
"He is commercial, user-friendly and an effective deal manager, ensuring a smooth process for both parties and achieving an optimal outcome for both sponsors and lenders." "He provides good partner attention and good service - you trust he is looking after you and everything has been thought through and is water-tight."

Ben Davis centres his practice on acting for private debt funds across the spectrum of finance matters. His vast experience ranges from acquisition financings to recapitalisations, with additional cross-border expertise.
"He is extremely well respected in market." "He is considered a go-to person for credit funds."

Daniel Hendon has a healthy reputation in the mid-market banking and finance arena. He regularly assists clients in the alternative capital space on leveraged finance matters.
"He is good, pragmatic and hard-working." "He is commercial, user-friendly and very responsive."

Faisal Ramzan acts on behalf of alternative lenders on domestic and cross-border financings. He regularly advises clients on acquisition financings as well as refinancing transactions, among other matters.
"He is very calm and very experienced with a good concept of what is market." "He is a very capable and experienced lawyer."

Harriet West is particularly adept at advising on acquisition and leveraged financings. She is regularly called upon by alternative credit providers to assist with domestic and cross-border transactions.
"She has a strong handle on underlying documentation, she's user-friendly and she has a good understanding of commercial terms." "She is exceptional at execution - she is very knowledgeable in her craft."

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Overview

Proskauer’s Finance Group focuses on a wide range of transactions across the debt markets. Our lawyers have remarkable breadth of expertise in acquisition finance, leveraged lending, fund finance, workouts and restructurings, investment grade and commercial lending, structured products and specialty financings.  We uniquely offer a deeply-experienced team of UK and US-qualified finance practitioners on both sides of the Atlantic. In addition to being the only law firm involved in the development of a new template form of intercreditor agreement for unitranche financings with the LMA, we regularly advise on innovative financing structures including:

  • Senior and unitranche loans
  • First out/last out debt
  • Second-lien loans
  • Mezzanine or subordinated debt
  • Complex intercreditor arrangements
  • Mixed unitranche and asset based lending structures
  • Holdco PIK facilities
  • Preferred equity investments
  • Equity kickers and co-investments





Banking & Finance Department

Proskauer Rose LLP

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110 Bishopsgate

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Greater London

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EC2N 4AY

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Banking & Finance: Mid-Market


Alex Griffith
Band 2
Daniel Hendon
Up and Coming
Faisal Ramzan
Band 5
Harriet West
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