Chambers USA's Nationwide coverage of the Banking & Finance market encapsulates all manner of loan transactions on behalf of both borrowers and lenders. Most highly ranked are those firms frequently appearing on the highest-value and most complex credit facility provisions in the USA and globally. Large syndicated transactions are a mainstay of this chapter, as are those loans which finance some of the year's most high-profile M&A.
Of the top-tier firms in this chapter, Davis Polk & Wardwell, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett and Cravath, Swaine & Moore are characterized by their ability to handle traditional lending for both lender and borrower clients. Latham & Watkins boasts perhaps the broadest client base, counting a number of private equity funds among its clientele alongside the above. Investment funds giant Kirkland & Ellis puts its private equity expertise to use in the financing sphere, with the biggest sponsors globally using the firm for their ongoing and acquisition financings. Cahill, Gordon & Reindel's stellar reputation in this area is based on its track record of advising Wall Street banks on the largest syndicated financings around.