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Peter Hayes is head of the European finance practice. He specialises in bank finance and, in particular, secured and unsecured bilateral and syndicated loans, and cross-border acquisition and leveraged finance, including related restructuring work. He represents private equity sponsors, hedge funds, commercial banks, investment banks, mezzanine and second-lien providers and corporate borrowers across the capital structure. In addition, Peter advises alternative lenders, including hedge funds and alternative debt funds and credit solutions providers on structuring, documenting and executing transactions.


Qualified 1999 New York, 2003 England; Counsel 2007; Partner 2012 Shearman & Sterling.


Educated at Lancing College; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, BA (1992); London School of Economics and Political Science, MSc (1993); University of Paris I (Sorbonne), Maîtrise en droit (1998); Columbia University, JD (1998).