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Finance

The firms and individuals below stand out as leaders in the field of finance, and demonstrate great expertise in banking, project finance, capital markets and private funds. 

1 Simpson Thacher & Bartlett

2 Clifford Chance

3 King & Wood Mallesons

4 Debevoise & Plimpton

5 Schulte Roth & Zabel

6 Sidley Austin

7 Kirkland & Ellis

8 Allen & Overy

9 Latham & Watkins

10 Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom

11 Linklaters

12 Proskauer Rose

13 Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson

14 Herbert Smith Freehills

15 Maples and Calder

16 Walkers

17 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

18 Ropes & Gray

19 Dechert

20 Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett is home to a “sensational” finance practice. Practitioners possess vast experience in advising clients on both regulatory and transactional matters and are able to provide them with “creative and astute counsel”. In 2014, the firm advised on financing transactions totalling $290 billion in proceeds, a testament to the firm’s recognised expertise and market leading presence in the sector. With 11 offices worldwide, the firm is able to offer its services to both global and domestic banks, as well as insurance companies, asset management firms, credit card issuers and investors. 

The “exceptional” Lee Meyerson heads the firm’s financial institutions, as well as its M&A practices and has over 30 years of experience advising market leaders on a range of transactional and regulatory matters, including TD Bank in more than $30 billion of US acquisitions of banks, securities brokers, asset managers and other financial services businesses. Also based in the New York office, David Williams is described as a “first-rate finance and capital markets practitioner”, whose “formidable practice” specialises in Latin American cross-border transactions.

The firm’s private funds practice excels once again this year. Thomas Bell is lauded as a “true leader” in the field, a sentiment reflected in his “deeply impressive” roster of clients including The Carlyle Group, Morgan Stanley and CVC Capital Partners, to name just a few. The “terrific” Michael Wolitzer is known for his “strong expertise” when it comes to private investing and alternative asset management.

London-based Jason Glover is the recipient of our private funds (formation) award this year in recognition of his “superb reputation” among peers. He is a “consummate expert” in the sector and oversees the firm’s funds practice in Europe. His work highlights include advising Bridgepoint in the establishment of Bridgepoint Europe V, a €4 billion European buyout fund. 

Clifford Chance boasts a “stellar” finance practice that provides a broad spectrum of financial services including asset finance, derivatives and structured finance, corporate and investment grade lending, and trade, commodities and export finance. As a leading global law firm, clients benefit from the “exceptional expertise” of its lawyers across its worldwide network of offices. 

The award winning banking practice is home to the “terrific” Mark Campbell who is regarded as “a global leader in banking”. He advises banks and borrowers in syndicated, leveraged, and structured finance transactions, and wins praise as a “truly bright and effective practitioner”. Another “standout name” within the banking group is Nicola Wherity, who is known for her “meticulous approach to debt and equity fund financings”.

The firm’s banking expertise extends across to Asia, with Andrew Brereton, who possesses “invaluable experience” across most Asian jurisdictions dealing with acquisition finance, structured lending and syndicated loans. 

The “fiercely intelligent” Adrian Cartwright is the firm’s global practice area leader for capital markets, and is regarded as a “pioneer” in the field of equity capital market transactions. Simon Sinclair is head of the capital markets group in London and is known for his “expert handling of complex deals”. The firm’s expertise in Islamic derivatives is also hailed by clients. Leading expert Habib Motani is “the go-to lawyer” when it comes to Islamic hedging and structured products. 

At the Singapore office, Nicholas Wong co-heads the firm’s worldwide projects group. He is a “remarkable” project finance practitioner possessing “strong negotiation skills” and a “keen eye for detail”.  In London, Nigel Hatfield leads Clifford Chance’s “brilliant” private funds group and is recognised for the “insightful advice and support” he delivers to both fund managers and investors. 

King & Wood Mallesons offers clients “first-class” banking and finance services linking Asia, Europe and the world. The firm prides itself on its “innovative solutions” and its lawyers consistently work on cutting-edge transactions, ensuring the firm enjoys a prominent position within the global financial market. Recent highlights include advising Meridian Port Services on the $1.5 billion expansion project of Tema Port, Ghana’s busiest sea-port terminal; and advising Vnesheconobank on sponsor support arrangements of over $2 billion regarding the financing of facilities for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

In the Sydney office, the “superb” Yuen-Yee Cho is the firm’s global practice coordinator for banking and finance, and gains recognition for her “incredible expertise” regarding acquisition financings. She recently advised Costa Group on its IPO debt facilities as well as Broadcast Australia and Sydney Airport on their bank debt refinancings. Philip Harvey is commended as “one of the leading capital markets lawyers in the country”, and is known for his “strong technical abilities” regarding transaction structuring and bank supervision and regulation. 

The “fantastic” Arnaud David in the Paris office is “in a league of his own” according to peers, especially when it comes to advising institutional investors about private fund, equity, and debt investments. In Hong Kong, the “accomplished” Richard Mazzochi acts on behalf of leading arrangers, issuers, sponsors, borrowers and lenders. He receives praise from peers for his “creativity” and “professionalism”. 

Debevoise & Plimpton runs a “top-tier finance practice” that spans its offices in New York, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Moscow and Hong Kong. The firm’s international breadth allows its clients to benefit from its global resources and expertise. Recent highlights include advising Verizon Communications in its $10.54 billion sale of its local wireline operations in California, Florida and Texas, to Frontier Communications. 

Gregory Lyons in New York co-chairs the firm’s financial institutions group, and is regarded by peers as a “leader” in the field of banking due to his “diligent approach” and “innovative solutions”. The “masterful” Satish Kini chairs the firm’s banking group and advises clients on a broad range of regulatory and transactional finance matters including securing regulatory approvals for transactions, compliance issues and proceedings before the federal bank regulatory agencies and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He is praised for his “pragmatic and business-oriented approach”. Ivan Mattei is hailed as a “stand-out” project finance lawyer who clients described as a “most trusted adviser”.

The firm boasts a “market-leading” private funds group with clients including Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank and Carlyle Europe Partners. Erica Berthou gains recognition for her “unparalleled” work regarding emerging markets. Alongside her, the “distinguished” Geoffrey Kittredge is renowned as a “leading expert on private equity and investment fund formation matters”. In Hong Kong, Andrew Ostrognai chairs the firm’s private equity practice in Asia. He is commended for his “sharp intellect” and has represented clients including Deutsche Bank and AIF Capital. 

Founded in 1969, Schulte Roth & Zabel has three offices: New York, London and Washington, DC. Its “world-class finance practice” represents lenders and other financial institutions in a broad range of sector-related matters, including subordinated debt, asset-based lines of credit and leveraged acquisitions. The firm combines the expertise and business acumen of its practitioners, to provide its clients with “well rounded” and “innovative” counsel. 

The firm is a “standout” in investment management advising on the structuring of hedge, private equity and mutual funds, supported by the vital regulatory advice. The team is comprised of 100 lawyers including the “acclaimed” Stephanie Breslow who co-heads the group. She stands out for her “unrivalled expertise” and is admired for her “hands-on” approach to matters. Phyllis Schwartz represents both fund sponsors and investors, and is widely considered an “astute and accomplished practitioner”.

Head of the firm’s London office Christopher Hilditch is a “bona fide expert” when it comes to structuring and establishing hedge funds. The “world-class” David Nissenbaum is the “first port of call” for clients who require advice on fund structuring and strategic investments, while founding partner Paul Roth is “a force to be reckoned with”, and is well-known for his “sensational work” with hedge funds. Josh Dambacher is “held in very high esteem” by peers, and represents institutional and entrepreneurial investment managers, financial services firms and private investment funds. 

Sidley Austin’s “extensive finance practice” encompasses public finance, bank and commercial lending, and project finance. The firm boasts “market-leading practitioners” across its global network of offices and clients laud its “pioneering work” in the financial markets. The team’s experience includes advising JSC Astana Finance on its US$2 billion debt restructuring. 

The firm boasts a “phenomenal” securities practice consisting of more than 260 lawyers in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. Based in the Sydney office, Robert Meyers is global leader of the practice and his “limitless knowledge” makes him a “firm favourite” among clients. Alongside him, the “incredibly talented” Bruce Dailey “always puts in 110 per cent” for clients, who include issuers, investors, underwriters and many of the major insurance companies in the US.

The capital markets practice also boasts talent in Asia. In Singapore, the “esteemed” Prabhat Mehta focuses on international and domestic capital markets, and is known as a “true specialist” when it comes to securities transactions and IPOs. Gerard Hekker has been based in Asia since 1998, and is praised by peers for his “impressive depth of expertise” and “understanding of the local culture and business practices”. 

David Sawyier is recognised among peers as a “top-tier private funds lawyer” with a “dedicated practice”. The “meticulous” James Oussedik is based in the London office; he possesses “vast experience” establishing and maintaining investment funds, and is admired by clients for his “excellent attention to detail”. Timothy Clark heads the firm’s private equity fund formation practice, and is regarded as “one of the best practitioners in the field”. 

With over 100 years of experience, Kirkland & Ellis continues to provide “solutions-oriented advice” to clients on capital formation transactions, complex financings, and debt and equity securities. The finance group adopts “a full-service approach” using expertise from multiple disciplines to tackle complex financial transactions. With offices across the US, Europe and Asia, the firm enables clients to work with it on a global scale. Recent highlights include advising 22 investment banks in a $2.3 billion global offering and listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. 

In the London office, the “acclaimed” Stephen Lucas advises sponsors, funds and financial institutions on financings, restructurings and structured debt. Having spent time on secondment at leading financial organisations including Citi and HSBC he possesses a “strong commercial approach” and “really understands the clients’ perspective”. Neel Sachdev employs a “solutions-oriented approach” to matters and has earned a reputation for being “a favourite among clients”. He represents a host of financial sponsors and their affiliates. Linda Myers leads the firm’s debt finance practice, and is “one of the top players” in the field. 

The firm’s “market-leading” private funds practice continues to provide high-quality services to clients worldwide. Bruce Ettelson PC is “a frontrunner” in the Chicago office, and focuses on structuring and forming private equity funds and their management companies. The “fantastic” Andrew Wright is renowned for his work regarding private investment fund formation. His clients include both domestic and international investment fund sponsors, who commend him for his “resolute focus”. 

With 44 offices across 33 countries, Allen & Overy remains an international law firm with one of the largest global footprints in our research. The firm’s banking, capital markets and project finance groups are home to stellar lawyers as attested by our research where the firm garners 82 listings across the three practice areas. In total the firm has over 1,000 finance lawyers at its disposal acting for numerous global corporate and financial institutions. 

Jason Huinink acts on behalf of clients on a range of syndicated, acquisition and other corporate debt financing transactions, and is regarded as a “true authority” in the field. Alongside him in the Sydney office, Tony Sparks runs an “outstanding” capital markets practice that delivers “astute counsel” to clients. Timothy Polglase is regarded by peers as “a dean of the finance bar”, and has particular expertise in domestic and cross-border leveraged buyouts. Also in London, the “sensational” Stephen Kensell co-heads the firm’s global banking practice. His broad practice encompasses a spectrum of financial matters, including investment grade M&A and IPO-related finance. 

The firm’s Islamic finance practice is one of its distinguishing features. Anzal Mohammed heads the capital markets practice in the Middle East, as well as the global Islamic finance practice. He is known among peers for his “finely tuned skills” and “unparalleled abilities”. Also in Dubai, the “extremely talented” Bimal Desai handles project finance transactions in the petrochemicals and oil and gas sectors across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

The firm’s project finance expertise extends across it global offices. In London, Gareth Price heads the global projects group. His “exceptional” work on development, acquisition, disposal and funding of energy projects has earned him a “formidable reputation”. 

Latham & Watkins has an “impressive reputation” in the field of finance, which is demonstrated in its handling of some of the largest and most complex cases in the world. The firm recently advised San Buenaventura Power on the financing of a 500 MW supercritical coal-fired power plant expansion project in the Philippines. 

The “brilliant” Michael Sturrock is based in the Singapore office, and is known for his “first-rate representation of issuers and underwriters in corporate financings”. Kirk Davenport II possesses over 30 years of experience in the field, and provides clients with “effective advice” on IPOs, convertible note and equity offerings, and tender and exchange offer transactions.

Ellen Marks in the Chicago office is admired by peers, particularly for her “intricate knowledge” of securitisation and structured finance matters. The “distinguished” Jonathan Rod is lauded by clients as a “seasoned expert” regarding securities work and project bond financings in the US capital markets. 

Christopher Kandel co-chairs Latham & Watkins’ global banking practice group, and is a “powerhouse of knowledge” when it comes to complex international acquisition and leveraged finance transactions. The “formidable” Gregory Robins is also a member of the banking practice, and is commended for his “invaluable sector experience”.  

The firm’s project finance team is regarded as “one of the best” and it handles some of the largest and most complex projects worldwide. In Singapore, Stephen McWilliams deals with project development and financing transactions throughout Asia-Pacific. Both lenders and sponsors praise his “strategic and innovative approach to cases”. 

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom boasts an “outstanding finance practice” that advises clients on a full range of public and private financings. The firm offers its services across major international financial centres, with 23 offices worldwide. Highlights over the past year include advising SanDisk Corporation on its $19 billion acquisition by Western Digital Corporation, and advising China’s Baidu on its $1.25 billion public notes offering.

William Sweet Jr is a “leading light” in the field of finance law, and delivers “practical” and “intuitive” counsel to international clients. The “excellent” David Kitchen acts on behalf of both borrowers and lenders, who consider him a “great tactician”. In the New York office, the “acclaimed” David Goldschmidt is our Capital Markets Lawyer of the Year. He “continues to impress”, particularly with regards to his work on debt and equity securities. 

Gregg Noel is also “pre-eminent” in the capital markets world. He represents clients from industries including real estate, financial services and health care, who praise him for his “innovative approach to cases”. The “talented” Stephan Hutter is based in the Frankfurt office, and focuses his work on international capital market transactions and cross-border bank financings. Philip Harris is a “world-class private funds specialist”, whose experience covers fund governance and structuring. 

With “top-tier practitioners” across the world’s major financial centres, Linklaters’ finance group is “well equipped” in the ever-changing economic and regulatory landscape, to provide clients with “invaluable advice and expertise” in relation to their bank financing transactions. A recent example of the firm’s “exceptional work” saw it advise the Republic of Cameroon on the sale of its inaugural $750 million Eurobond.

The “terrific” Gideon Moore is global head of the firm’s banking practice, and wins praise for his “intricate knowledge of corporate lending matters”. In Singapore, Philip Badge is reputed as “a seasoned expert” in syndicated and secure bank loans. His practice also encompasses project finance, structured trade finance and acquisition finance. Linklaters also boasts “an internationally renowned project finance practice”.

Hong Kong-based Stuart Salt heads the firm’s global project finance team, and is regarded as “the number-one choice” for projects in the energy and infrastructure industries. Jeremy Gewirtz also gains recognition for his “exceptional project finance work” in the energy sector.

Capital markets is a further prominent area of the firm’s finance practice. The “incredibly talented” Herbert Harrer focuses on share capital increases and IPOs. Alongside him in Frankfurt, Peter Waltz provides “invaluable counsel on debt capital market transactions” to issuers and underwriters.  

Founded in 1875 in New York City, Proskauer Rose has since established itself as a leading international law firm with over 700 lawyers worldwide. With offices across Asia, Europe, Latin America and the US, the firm’s presence in major financial centres provides clients with global and cross-border sector representation. Its finance practice is one of its “core strengths”, and focuses on leveraged finance, multi-tranche finance and distressed lending. 

The firm’s private funds practice is particularly strong, and has a dominant presence in Boston. The “superb” David Tegeler advises regularly on fund formations, secondary transactions and governance issues. He co-heads the private investment funds group alongside Howard Beber who is known for his “fantastic” work on portfolio investments for clients who include institutional investors and private equity funds.

Proskauer’s “stellar” US private funds expertise is mirrored in its London office. The “brilliant” Kate Simpson deals with both domestic and international investment funds. She has previously advised Montagu V on the formation of a €2.75 billion European private equity fund. Nigel van Zyl represents institutional investors and investment advisors, and is viewed by many as “a master of fund formation”, particularly regarding private equity and infrastructure funds. 

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson’s “pre-eminent” finance practice is supported by strategically placed offices across the largest financial centres in the US, Asia and Europe. The finance practice encompasses acquisition financing, mezzanine financing, private placements and project financing. 

Private funds is one of the firm’s key areas of practice, with over 100 lawyers actively dealing with private equity transaction across its global offices. Mark Mifsud’s “terrific practice” encompasses private investment funds, incentive schemes, co-investment plans and private equity funds. The “remarkable” Kate Downey is “often a first port of call” for clients when it comes to secondary portfolio acquisitions and leveraged co-investment arrangements.

Based in New York, Kenneth Rosh heads the firm’s private equity funds practice. With over 25 years of experience advising major private equity sponsors, it is no surprise that many respondents view his expertise as “second to none”. 

Lawrence Barshay in the New York office is “a technically gifted lawyer”, who is admired for his “incredible knowledge of the structuring of investment funds”. Alongside him, the “highly intelligent” David Selden focuses primarily on investment management and securities law matters. 

As one of the world’s largest law firms, with over 20 offices across Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and the US, Herbert Smith Freehills is “well equipped” to provide legal support to clients on financial matters, as and when they arise. Clients include lenders, borrowers, global banks and businesses. The firm stands out for its “deep industry knowledge” of the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors. 

In Sydney, John Angus has “a formidable reputation” as a structured finance expert, acting on behalf of arrangers, financiers and sponsors. His clients include AGL Energy, APA Group and numerous Australian financial institutions. John Nestel runs “an exceptional project finance practice” and has particular experience dealing with the media, telecommunications, energy, and transportation industries. In London, Mark Newbery leads the firm’s energy group, and focuses his “distinguished practice” on power, oil and gas transactions in both developing and emerging markets. 

Nadim Khan leads the firm’s finance practice in the Middle East and is also heads of the global Islamic finance group. His work on high-profile Islamic finance cases, such as Qatar Islamic Bank’s first US dollar-denominated deed issuance, has led clients to consider him a “world-class finance lawyer”. He is joined in the UAE by the “exceptionally bright” Zubair Mir, who is recognised for his “top-tier work” on Islamic and conventional investment fund formations.

Justin Pelly’s “distinguished practice” covers Australian, US and European capital markets, and he represents leading global financial institutions including BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs and National Australia Bank. Sydney-based Philippa Stone is widely recognised as “undoubtedly one of the best equity capital markets lawyers in the country” and co-heads the firm’s global team. 

Offshore law firm Maples and Calder focuses on advising clients on the laws of the Cayman Islands, Ireland and the British Virgin Islands. With additional offices situated in London, Dubai, Hong Kong and Singapore, the firm delivers “high-quality legal services” to financial, institutional, private and business clients across the globe. Its finance practice covers a broad ranges of services, including capital markets, debt listing and structured finance. 

In the Cayman Islands, the “first-rate” Iain McMurdo is global head of the firm’s private equity group, and is “thoroughly well versed in the establishment of private equity funds”. His clients include large financial institutions, as well as boutique and start-up investment managers. Global head of the investment funds group Jon Fowler enjoys a “distinguished practice” in the hedge fund and private equity fund formation space.

The London office also boasts a strong finance team, including the “revered” Paul Govier. He possesses particular expertise in the formation and maintenance of hedge funds and private equity funds, and frequently advises financial institutions, investment managers and intermediaries. The “excellent” Jonathan Green is “highly sought after” by clients who require counsel on the establishment and operation of fund platforms. 

Walkers focuses on a wide range of banking and finance matters involving the British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Ireland and Jersey. With additional offices in Dubai, Hong Kong, London and Singapore, the offshore law firm is accessible to clients on a global scale. 

John Rogers runs a “brilliant” finance practice that encompasses debt capital markets, structured finance, project finance, and general banking. Although based in Singapore, he provides “first rate counsel” on British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands law. John Gosling is “a highly creative and effective lawyer” who regularly advises on private equity, IPOs, debt and equity capital raisings and project finance. 

Global managing partner Ingrid Pierce advises fiduciaries, fund managers and major institutions on all aspects of investment funds. She is regarded as “a cut above the rest when it comes to managing funds in volatile markets”. The “fantastic” Rolf Lindsay specialises in IPOs, secured financing and derivative products. He wins praise for his “astute and insightful legal counsel”. 

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s “superb finance group” advises private equity and hedge funds, corporate borrowers, projects sponsors and developers, financial institutions and underwriters on a range of matters including asset-based lending, bond offerings and project financing.  

Prakash Mehta has “extensive experience” advising fund sponsors, institutional investors and investment banks on a variety of financial matters, including capital raisings and fund formation. In New York, Stephen Vine leads the firm’s investment management group and is regarded as “a true specialist on private investment funds”.

In London, Tim Pearce is recognised by asset managers as “a great tactician”, and is known for his “impressive expertise in the establishment of hedge funds”. Robert Griffin Jr is “a well-known name” in the Asian market, and he heads the firm’s investment management practice in Singapore. His practice focuses on the organisation and operation of private equity funds, alternative investment funds and hedge funds. 

Ropes & Gray enjoys a “strong reputation” in the field of finance for its “invaluable expertise” in leveraged finance, lending, capital markets, business restructuring, and securitisations transactions.  The firm prides itself on its “client-oriented approach”, and garners praise for its ability to deliver “modern” and “innovative” services.

In London, Maurice Allen is “a greatly respected finance lawyer” who possesses vast experience advising clients, such as Liberty Global and Bain Capital, on complex and cross-border financings. He is joined by Michael Goetz, a “commercially astute practitioner” with “a tremendous understanding of both the US and European markets”. 

Matthew Judd is “exceptionally intelligent”, and co-heads the firm’s private investment funds group. He has previously acted for major financial institutions including Nordic Capital and Goldman Sachs. Laurel FitzPatrick is “a bona fide expert on hedge fund matters”, and garners praise for her “invaluable experience in the market”. The “highly accomplished” Sarah Davidoff focuses on the formation and structuring of hedge, private equity and real estate funds. 

Dechert boasts “an impressive global footprint”, providing “top quality legal services” across 27 offices worldwide. The firm’s finance practice advises US, European, Asian and Latin American issuers, underwriters, investors, selling shareholders and financial sponsors on a range of financial issues. Recent highlights include advising the international creditors’ committee of JSC Astana Finance on the restructuring of $1.9 billion of its financial indebtedness. The firm is well known within the market for its “world-class private funds practice” with the assets of the top clients dealt with by the group in the US ranging from $100 billion to $1.5 trillion. 

In Washington, David Vaughan runs “a distinguished practice” that deals with investment management, and is considered to be “an exceptionally smart and knowledgeable lawyer”.

London-based Gus Black “provides innovative and comprehensive advice” to clients on fund formation in various jurisdictions including the Cayman Islands, Singapore and Mauritius. When it comes to hedge fund matters, Peter Astleford “is head and shoulders above the rest” according to clients who include fund managers, brokers and banks. David Vaughan runs “a distinguished practice” that deals with investment management, and is considered “an exceptionally smart and knowledgeable lawyer”.

In Singapore, managing partner Dean Collins wins praise for his “sharp intellect” and “astute legal mind”. His work on fund formation has earned him “a stellar reputation throughout the Asian legal market”. 

On the banking side, David Ansell is well known for “his strong expertise” regarding the reorganisation and recapitalisation of distressed banks. He also wins praise for “his commercially-minded approach to cases”. 

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy’s finance practice spans the entirety of its global presence, thus providing its clients not only with “tremendous sector expertise”, but also accessibility to the world’s major financial centres. Key areas of focus for the finance group are derivatives, Islamic finance, project finance, satellite finance and structured credit. 

The “market-leading” project finance practice is our Firm of the Year for the fourth time. The “exceptionally talented” Clive Ransome is a “huge name in the field”. His practice focuses on major power, infrastructure, and oil and gas financings, and deals with projects across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

Phillip Fletcher possesses “vast international experience” having worked in the firm’s London, New York, Washington, Los Angeles and Hong Kong offices. He is recommended for his “excellent project finance practice”, and is known as “a true specialist” when it comes to multi-sourced financings. The “brilliant” Jonathan Green co-chairs the firm’s project finance group, and has represented lenders and developers a wide range of energy, power and transportation projects. 

In Singapore, James Murray “delivers strategic and creative advice” to clients who he represents in the financing of power, oil and gas, mining and other infrastructure projects. William Bice runs a “superb practice” that focuses on all stages of energy and infrastructure projects, including financing, development and restructuring. 

The banking practice represents a host of clients including underwriters, lenders, and strategic investors, and is known for its “brilliant work” on complex and advanced leveraged finance transactions. It is home to the “revered” Douglas Landy: “a seasoned expert in US financial services regulation”. His “intricate knowledge of banking laws” makes him “an asset” to clients, who include many of the leading global banks. 

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