What the team is known for
Formidable group with a market-leading borrower-side practice and an impressive cross-border capability. Acts for corporate groups on high-end acquisition financings in a wealth of sectors including energy, telecoms and retail. Impressive knowledge of term loan B, unitranche and high-yield bond finance structures in addition to substantive experience advising on Loan Market Association documentation. Increasingly popular choice of counsel to a number of leading private equity clients.
"For any transaction that involves some element of novelty or innovation, Slaughter and May are one of our first ports of call," says a client, adding: "They are responsive and hard-working and able to commit to delivering complex transactions against extremely challenging timeframes."
Sources praise the firm for its "business-oriented approach and good negotiators."
Clients report: "The firm is very professional, well informed, efficient and effective," adding: "They are well connected across the industry and able to highlight emerging issues and guide us effectively."
Other sources say: "They are very strong technically and have a good knowledge across the firm of the market."
Advised ASOS in relation to various debt financing arrangements in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.
regularly advises borrower clients on a broad array of financing matters including leveraged and infrastructure finance mandates. He also offers expertise in lender-side representation."Edward is smart, pragmatic and commercial." "Edward Fife does an excellent job and has broad experience across all aspects of financing that he can apply to a particular problem set."