The Lawyer magazine has named White & Case partner Gareth Eagles (London) to its 2019 "Hot 100" list of top lawyers working in the United Kingdom.
Compiled in association with AlixPartners and LexisNexis, The Lawyer's Hot 100 "gathers together the standout lawyers in the UK over the past year – the most daring, innovative and creative lawyers from in-house, private practice and the Bar," according to The Lawyer. "All those on the 2019 list are shaping the legal profession right now; though many already have a distinguished career behind them, no one is included because of past glories."
Included in the "Dealmakers" category, Eagles has "successfully carved out a niche as the go-to lawyer in the private debt space, a fast-growing area in the leveraged finance sector," The Lawyer reported in its profile of Eagles. "Through a long list of deals he has done for non-bank lenders such as GSO, he has gained a reputation for reinventing and shaping the private credit market for large-cap and upper-mid-market transactions."
Eagles' practice focuses on international leveraged finance, direct lending and financial restructurings. Offering clients a global perspective, Eagles is based in the United Kingdom, but he has also worked in Singapore and New York. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law and is also a member of the Documentation Committee of the Loan Market Association.