Corporate

Leveraged Finance

Expertise in a broad spectrum of domestic and cross-border financing transactions and debt restructurings

Dechert’s global team represents a broad spectrum of asset managers, private equity sponsors and lenders — including banks and alternative capital providers — in a wide range of domestic and cross-border financing transactions and debt restructurings.

Dechert offers clients comprehensive, practical and business-oriented advice that utilizes our tax, restructuring and private equity experience, as well as our knowledge of the full range of debt and equity capital structures. We represent borrowers, lenders, issuers, equity investors, sponsors, financial advisors and agents in every layer of the capital structure. Experiencing deals from all sides of the table gives our lawyers a real-time understanding of current market trends and deal terms. The Dechert team provides commercial and practical advice in debt recapitalizations and restructurings, including navigating the tax, corporate governance and accounting implications.

Dechert’s significant experience includes advising borrowers, lenders, issuers, equity investors, sponsors, financial advisors and agents in all capital structure layers, such as senior lending, mezzanine finance, high yield finance, securitization and structured finance (including: unitranche financings, senior credit facilities, 1st lien/2nd lien financings, subordinated/ mezzanine debt, structured equity, workouts/restructurings, recapitalizations, Rule 144A offerings and Regulation S offerings).

Standout strength representing asset managers, private equity sponsors and lenders

  • Recognized among the top law firms for Nationwide Banking & Finance, Chambers USA, 2018
  • Ranked as a leading firm in the United States for Commercial Lending: Advice to Borrowers and Advice to Lenders, The Legal 500 US, 2018 – “Dechert LLP has a strong pedigree for acting for direct lending financiers, particularly in the middle market.” 
  • Ranked among the top law firms in the United States for Banking and Finance,  IFLR 1000, 2018
  • Ranked in Tier 1 for Banking and Finance Law in the United States, U.S. News Best Law Firms, 2018
  • Ranked among the top Banking and Finance lawyers by Chambers Europe, 2017
  • Ranked for Banking and Finance by The Legal 500 UK and The Legal 500 EMEA, 2017
  • Recommended for Banking and Finance by Chambers Europe and Chambers Global, 2017
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