January 20, 2012
London office named "Leading" Firm for Banking & Finance: Sponsors by Chambers UK 2012. Weil, Gotshal & Manges advises on a broad range of complex multi-jurisdictional leveraged transactions, including acquisitions, restructurings and securitisations. The firm has an enviable global spread and is able to capitalise on its strong US presence, making it a go-to firm for hybrid debt and high-yield bond financing. It has long-standing relationships with leading private equity houses, including Lion Capital, HgCapital and Advent International. Commercial Awareness "Their commercial approach makes them stand out. They have a hunger for the deals and are very accurate when it comes to assessing the risks." KEY INDIVIDUALS Jacky Kelly heads the London finance practice. She demonstrates her expertise and "unstinting focus" over a range of leveraged finance transactions from acquisitions to restructurings. She recently advised Dubai International Capital in connection with the refinancing of the senior, mezzanine, junior mezzanine and hedging debt of its portfolio company, Almatis.