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In Chambers' 2011 review of international legal talent in the area of Banking & Finance, our Firm is listed among the best in the world.
Banking & Finance: Sponsors
UK Ranking: Tier 1
Stephen Gillespie is an expert in leveraged finance and European acquisition finance. He recently advised KPS Capital on the distressed acquisition of Waterford Wedgwood. Sources praise his wisdom and business acumen. John Markland represents both lenders and borrowers in debt financings. He acted for the mezzanine lenders to Permira as part of its EUR1.6 billion acquisition of BorsodChem. Philip Crump regularly represents private equity sponsors in cross-border LBOs. According to sources, "he is commercial and accessible, and able to marshal matters through to very satisfactory conclusions."
Banking & Finance
USA Ranking: Tier 4
Linda Myers advises private equity groups, lenders and borrowers on financing matters from Chicago. She was part of the team that represented affiliates of Bain Capital in its USD630 million investment in one of the largest retailers in China.
Reprinted with permission from Chambers Global, The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2011 — www.chambersandpartners.com.