Jake's focus is banking, and he advises clients on a range of leveraged finance transactions, with a particular focus on cross-border financings.
He is now based in New York, but spent over four years in the London office after nearly a decade working in the Firm's New York office. It is this experience on both sides of the Atlantic that allows Jake to provide his clients with valuable insight into the differences between the US and European markets, and to use his knowledge to maximize cross-border financing structures.
Jake often works across multiple jurisdictions, liaising closely with finance lawyers throughout the Firm's international offices, to successfully execute complex financings. Most recently, he arranged a number of transactions involving European groups and debt facilities syndicated in the New York market.
Many of the complicated matters he has handled have been cross-border deals involving a number of classes of lenders, and clients can be confident that he understands the full range of options available—from pari secured high yield bonds to super senior revolving credit facilities to first and second lien cov-lite “TLBs” — and that he will develop a made-to-measure solution that is right for them.
Jake is also able to help his clients navigate different financing structures by using his extensive experience in the negotiation of intercreditor relationships, as well as his knowledge of relevant tax considerations across a number of jurisdictions.
Yankee Loans – Structural Considerations and Familiar Differences from Across the Pond to Consider, The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Lending & Secured Finance, 2014
Structuring and Restructuring European Leveraged Finance Transactions, PLC Finance, 2013, (co-author)
Syndicating European debt into the US: It is not the picture but how you view it, PLC, 2012
A New Lease of Life, The Treasurer, February 2011, (co-author)
Acquisition Finance - London, Bank Lending - London