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14 January 2021

Our New York team has been recognized once again as being among the leading advisers across the North American leveraged finance market, according to data published by Debtwire.

A&O’s U.S. Leveraged Finance practice has been ranked in the top 10, by value and volume, across several categories in Debtwire’s 2020 North American Leveraged Loans Legal Advisors’ League Table Report, including:

  • 5th North American Buyout Leveraged Loans, Lead Bank’s Counsel, by volume, Debtwire 2020*
  • 5th North American M&A Institutional Loans, Lead Bank’s Counsel, by value, Debtwire 2020
  • 5th North American M&A Institutional Loans, Lead Bank’s Counsel, by volume, Debtwire 2020
  • 5th North American Buyout Institutional Loans, Lead Bank’s Legal Counsel, by volume, Debtwire 2020*
  • 6th North American Institutional Loans, Lead Bank’s Counsel, by value, Debtwire 2020
  • 7th North American M&A Leveraged Loans, Lead Bank’s Counsel, by value, Debtwire 2020
  • 7th North American M&A Leveraged Loans, Lead Bank’s Counsel, by volume, Debtwire 2020
  • 7th North American Buyout Leveraged Loans, Lead Bank’s Counsel, by value, Debtwire 2020
  • 7th North American Institutional Loans, Lead Bank’s Counsel, by volume, Debtwire 2020*
  • 7th North American Buyout Institutional Loans, Lead Bank’s Legal Counsel, by value, Debtwire 2020
  • 9th North American Leveraged Loans, Lead Bank’s Legal Counsel, by value, Debtwire 2020
  • 9th North American Leveraged Loans, Lead Bank’s Legal Counsel, by volume, Debtwire 2020
  • 9th North American Buyout Leveraged Loans, Borrower’s Counsel, by value, Debtwire 2020
  • 9th North American Buyout Institutional Loans, Borrower’s Counsel, by value, Debtwire 2020

*denotes a tie

U.S. Leveraged Finance partner Rajani Gupta commented: “A&O’s Debtwire rankings demonstrate the resilience of this continually growing practice in a year full of unprecedented global challenges.  We look forward to further expansion of our practice in the coming year, and further establishing ourselves as a North American legal provider of choice in the leveraged finance market.”

A&O’s global Leveraged Finance practice combines leveraged lending, private debt and high yield bond capabilities with private equity expertise, making it one of the few global platforms able to advise seamlessly across a range of structures, markets and jurisdictions.

 

A&O’s Debtwire rankings demonstrate the resilience of this continually growing practice in a year full of unprecedented global challenges. We look forward to further expansion of our practice in the coming year, and further establishing ourselves as a North American legal provider of choice in the leveraged finance market.

Rajani Gupta, U.S. Leveraged Finance partner