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UK London (Firms) Banking & Finance: Lenders: Big-Ticket

This section covers advice provided to borrowers, sponsors and lenders. Chambers UK considers a broad array of banking work for its purposes, with areas looked at including acquisition finance, syndicated lending, leveraged finance, Islamic finance and refinancing issues. Outside of London, we will also consider Real Estate Finance Work (London has a dedicated Real Estate Finance table). In London, firms are ranked in Lower Mid-Market, Mid-Market or Big-Ticket tables for their work for Borrowers and Lenders (A deal with a value of up to £99 million will be considered lower mid-market, a deal with a value between £100 - £499 million will be considered mid-market and any deal £500 million or above will be considered big-ticket). We also rank firms for their work representing sponsors, as well as recognising individuals separately for their Fund Finance and Islamic Finance expertise.

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Band 1
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    Clifford Chance LLP
    Banking & Finance: Lenders: Big-Ticket
    UK 2023 | Band 1 | 3 Years Ranked
    Clifford Chance has a significant finance practice, which is sought out by high-calibre corporates, financial institutions and private equity sponsors in the leveraged and investment-grade markets. The team is well positioned to advise on the full range of financial instruments, from European covenant-lite structures to term loan B facilities. The department is additionally noted for its ability to advise lenders in EMEA on high-value transactions as well as its expertise assisting US-based clients. It enjoys a strong reputation for its expertise in the healthcare, technology, pharmaceutical and retail sectors. The team has long-established experts in the fund finance space.
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    Linklaters
    Banking & Finance: Lenders: Big-Ticket
    UK 2023 | Band 1 | 3 Years Ranked
    Linklaters exhibits extensive capabilities acting for banks, funds, corporates and sponsors. The team advises on domestic and cross-border matters, demonstrating strength on bond and US loan deals. It continues to be notable for its regulatory work. Linklaters is able to draw on the firm's significant derivatives, corporate and high-yield capabilities when advising on margin lending transactions and European covenant-lite leveraged loans. The team has a growing presence in the alternative credit provider space.
  3. Allen & Overy LLP
    Banking & Finance: Lenders: Big-Ticket
    UK 2023 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. Milbank LLP
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    Milbank LLP
    Banking & Finance: Lenders: Big-Ticket
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 3 Years Ranked
    Milbank is a standout London practice offering strong lender-side representation on complex, big-ticket transactions. The team works closely with its US counterparts to provide seamless transatlantic advice. It also showcases expertise in the area of Islamic finance, and acts across industry sectors including telecoms and media and entertainment. The strong bank finance practice is complemented by its high-yield debt and restructuring offerings.
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    Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP
    Banking & Finance: Lenders: Big-Ticket
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 3 Years Ranked
    Paul Hastings is prized for its expert handling of sophisticated and high-value leveraged finance transactions. It handles the gamut of complex finance deals and demonstrates particular expertise in the private credit space, seamlessly navigating all manner of sectors. Its clients include both leading clearing and investment banks as well as alternative capital providers and private equity firms. The team is able to call upon the firm's wider capabilities in the high-yield and structured finance markets, as well as utilising its integrated global network on cross-border deals.
  3. White & Case LLP
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    White & Case LLP
    Banking & Finance: Lenders: Big-Ticket
    UK 2023 | Band 2 | 3 Years Ranked
    White & Case has a solid banking and finance practice with a strong foothold in the private equity space, strengthened by the firm's cross-border capabilities. The team works regularly with borrowers on complex financings in addition to maintaining strong relationships with major banks. It demonstrates standout strength advising on deals in emerging markets. The team is highly regarded for both its UK and US law capabilities and advisory work for alternative capital providers in matters spanning the credit market. It has notable expertise advising on combined bank/bond issues.
  4. Latham & Watkins
    Banking & Finance: Lenders: Big-Ticket
    UK 2023 | Band 2
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Band 3
  1. Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
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    Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP
    Banking & Finance: Lenders: Big-Ticket
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 1 Years Ranked
    Cahill Gordon & Reindel is a respected lender-side practice known for its representations of large banks. The team is able to provide expertise across the full range of financing products including revolving credit facilities, term loans, and senior secured notes, as well as first and second liens. It is also able to act for borrower clients including international corporates. The firm has the ability to utilise a strong global footprint when advising on multi-jurisdictional transactions.
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    Shearman & Sterling LLP
    Banking & Finance: Lenders: Big-Ticket
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Shearman & Sterling has an excellent track record of managing a demanding caseload of domestic and cross-border financings, capitalising on its knowledge of the US market to advise on bank bond deals. The firm maintains key panel appointments by major financial institutions, as well as continuing to act for significant borrower-side clients. It is regularly instructed on leveraged finance work by an impressive list of private equity sponsors. The firm is also noted for its growing reputation in hedge fund and other alternative lender representations in European direct lending transactions.
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    Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP
    Banking & Finance: Lenders: Big-Ticket
    UK 2023 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Weil, Gotshal & Manges has a notable sponsor-side practice that is active on major matters for leading private equity firms, investment banks and traditional lenders. It is well positioned to advise on the full range of financial instruments including US products, securing its position as a sought-after adviser in the LBO market. The team draws on the firm's global full-service platform to provide a seamless service on cross-border and multidisciplinary issues.