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USA - Nationwide Banking & Finance Legal Rankings

Ranking Tables

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.

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Kirkland & Ellis

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Milbank LLP

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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White & Case LLP

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Burr & Forman LLP

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Dechert LLP

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Holland & Knight LLP

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Jones Day

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Katten

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King & Spalding LLP

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Mayer Brown LLP

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McGuireWoods LLP

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Sidley Austin LLP

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP

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Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

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Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

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Kirkland & Ellis

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Latham & Watkins LLP

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Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

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Milbank LLP

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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White & Case LLP

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Burr & Forman LLP

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Dechert LLP

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Holland & Knight LLP

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Jones Day

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Katten

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King & Spalding LLP

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Mayer Brown LLP

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McGuireWoods LLP

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Sidley Austin LLP

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