Elizabeth J. Kirk | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Elizabeth J. Kirk

Associate, New York

T +1 212 819 7822

E ekirk@whitecase.com

Overview

Elizabeth Kirk is an associate in the Firm's Bank Finance Group in New York and is currently resident in the London office. Elizabeth's experience includes the representation of commercial and investment banks, financial institutions, private equity sponsors and borrowers in connection with secured and unsecured syndicated credit facilities, cross-border acquisition financings, ABL facilities, shipping finance, real estate finance and general bank lending. Elizabeth also has experience in aircraft leasing.

Elizabeth has spent eight months on secondment to the Global Loans Syndication team in the Shipping, Offshore & Oil Services group at Nordea Bank Norge ASA in Oslo and London. Prior to joining White & Case in 2010, Elizabeth worked in the in-house legal department at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development in London.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar

Education

  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center
  • BSJ, Northwestern University

Languages

  • English

Experience

Colfax Corporation

Representation of Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., as Administrative Agent, Joint Lead Arranger and Joint Book Manager with respect to US$1.75 billion senior unsecured credit facilities provided to Colfax Corporation, an investment grade, NYSE-listed Delaware corporation, and a global leading diversified manufacturing and engineering company that provides air, gas and fluid handling and fabrication technology products and services. The purpose of the financing was to refinance the company's senior secured credit facilities. The senior unsecured credit facilities include a multicurrency revolving credit facility.

Publications

  • Credit Information Reporting Systems, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's Law in Transition, pp. 4–21, May 2012, (co-author with Frederique Dahan)
  • Debt Enforcement in Insolvency, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's Law in Transition, pp. 58–65, May 2010, (co-author with Frederique Dahan)