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Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

Banking & Finance

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What the team is known for

Global firm with the capacity to handle substantive cross-border work for major sponsors and big-ticket borrowers. Counts an impressive list of private equity houses among its client base. Works on matters involving high-yield products, in addition to tackling complex transactions in the real estate sector. Strong track record on both leveraged and investment-grade financings. Also excels in handling distressed acquisitions and refinancings.

Strengths

Interviewees say: "They are very knowledgeable substantively, responsive and client-oriented."

Clients praise the team's "strong commercial grasp and good drafting."

"Skadden provide a consistently high level of service and legal advice. They are valuable business partners," reports one client, adding: "All of the lawyers I have dealt with are business-minded, focused on the client's objectives and able to balance strict legal analysis with pragmatism."

Work highlights

Acted for Wabco Holdings in connection with the financing for its USD8 billion acquisition by ZF Friedrichshafen.

Notable practitioners

Clive Wells has considerable experience acting for large corporates on investment-grade transactions. His practice involves advising on all manner of financings including leveraged, acquisition and structured finance.
"Clive is precise and gives a strong strategic view." "He is hugely experienced and brings a wealth of knowledge to his advice."

Pete Coulton is noted for his representation of private equity sponsors on big-ticket financings. He has experience of acquisition and leveraged finance matters and is also adept at advising on property finance.
"Pete has extensive experience in a wide range of financing transactions which, combined with a very practical and business-oriented approach, makes him a great adviser on leveraged and event-driven financings and restructurings."

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Overview

Skadden's European Banking Group comprises experienced finance lawyers familiar with all aspects of leveraged and project finance as well as restructurings (stressed and voluntary). The group is regularly engaged in the development of new financing techniques as well as more traditional approaches. Specialist local-law banking advice also is available through offices in Paris, Moscow and Germany, reflecting the regional importance of these centres for banking transactions.

Banking & Finance Department

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP & Affiliates

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Department location

40 Bank Street

Canary Wharf

London

Greater London

UK

E14 5DS

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Banking & Finance: Big-Ticket


Clive Wells
Band 3
Pete Coulton
Band 6