Debt Finance


Since our founding in 1901, finance has been at the core of White & Case.

One of few law firms with a well-rounded finance practice, we have dedicated Bank Lending, Private Credit & Direct Lending and Borrower Finance teams, who advise a wide range of banks, credit funds, alternative capital providers, sponsors and corporations on:

  • Leveraged buyouts, acquisition financings, refinancings and recapitalizations
  • Asset-based loans, real estate, structured trade, commodity and investment-grade financings and other financing transactions
  • Special situations and distressed lending
  • Workouts, restructurings, debtor-in-possession financings and exit financings

Clients choose us for our ability to complete highly complex, cross- border transactions. With established teams in all of the world’s major financial markets, including New York, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore, we offer clients international reach, depth of local resources, seamless integration across offices and a powerful combination of US, English and local law advice.

In addition, strong regional finance practice groups guide clients through transactions in Latin America, Scandinavia, CEE, the Middle East and Asia. Our integrated global Capital Markets practice enables us to assist with all bank/bond/equity financings, and our long-standing emerging markets experience across a broad range of finance products, supports businesses in Mining and Metals, Oil & Gas, Power, Infrastructure and other sectors.

From the world’s largest deals to innovative middle-market transactions, we provide value-oriented and commercial solutions whatever your strategy or industry focus.


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Band 1 – Banking & Finance: Multi-jurisdictional
Band 1 – Banking & Finance: Asia-Pacific wide
Band 1 – Banking & Finance (France, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Czech Republic)
Band 1 – Banking & Finance: International Firms (Brazil, China)
Band 1 – Banking & Finance: Domestic and International (Japan)
Band 1 – Banking & Finance (Latin America – International Counsel)
Band 2 – Banking & Finance: Europe-wide
Band 2 – Banking & Finance (United States, Sweden, Finland, Egypt, Mexico, Islamic Finance)
Band 2 – Banking & Finance: International (Singapore)
Band 2 – Banking & Finance: Borrowers and Lenders (UK)
Chambers Global, 2024

Tier 1 – Banking & Finance (Egypt, Finland, Saudi Arabia, Sweden)
Tier 1 – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets (Turkey, Czech Republic)
Tier 1 – Banking & Finance: Transactional Work (Egypt)
Tier 1 – Banking & Finance: Borrower Side (Italy)
Tier 1 – Banking & Finance: Lender or Arranger Side (Italy)
Tier 1 – Banking & Finance: Corporate Finance Including Islamic Finance (United Arab Emirates)
Tier 2 – Banking & Finance (South Africa)
Tier 2 – Banking, Finance and Capital Markets (Belgium)
The Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

Tier 1 – Banking & Finance (Hong Kong)
Tier 2 – Banking & Finance: Foreign Firms (China)
Tier 2 – Banking & Finance (Indonesia)
Tier 2 – Banking & Finance: International Firms and Joint Ventures (Japan)
Tier 2 – Banking & Finance: Foreign Firms (Singapore)
The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2024

Tier 1 – Banking & Finance: International 
Tier 2 – Banking & Finance (Mexico)
The Legal 500 Latin America, 2024

Tier 2 – Bank Lending: Investment Grade Debt & Syndicated Loans
The Legal 500 UK, 2024

Band 1 – Banking & Finance (Florida)
Band 2 – Banking & Finance (New York)
Band 2 – Banking & Finance: Nationwide
Chambers US, 2023

"The partners at White & Case I have dealt with have always successfully navigated through complexity and provided their clients with the correct advice in order to protect their position. They are always available and responsive. I have never felt as though my transaction is second place, despite the demanding workload the team would have."
Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2024

"They are able to provide very high-quality 360-degree assistance. Their presence worldwide helps when transactions involve multiple jurisdictions: you only need to engage one law firm and you'll get your lead team and the local teams speaking the same language and meeting the same quality standard."
Chambers Europe, 2024

"The firm has a hard-working and technically strong team of partners and associates who give clear and user-friendly advice. They are proactive in raising issues and points for clients to consider."
Chambers Global, 2024

"White & Case consistently demonstrates unwavering commitment to excellence, unparalleled legal expertise, and remarkable responsiveness that always exceeds expectations and delivers exceptional results. They are indeed the epitome of professionalism and dedication in banking."
The Legal 500 EMEA, 2024

"The team is very much focused on making sure deals get done. They are super-helpful in every way, always willing to go above and beyond, and responsive. They provide a consistent quality of legal advice and deliverables, very technical and commercially minded."
The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2024



Representation of Cerba HealthCare and the subsequent acquisition of Lifebrain by Cerba HealthCare. The financing included €1.875 billion term loan B facilities, €720 million senior secured notes, €525 million senior unsecured notes and €400 million revolving credit facilities.

Representation of Encore Capital Group, Inc. in connection with US$1.5 billion global funding structure. The transaction involved combining Encore's restricted group with that of its subsidiary, Cabot Credit Management, and included an amended multi-currency revolving credit facility with an increased total commitment of US$1.05 billion, the issuance of €350.0 million in 4.875% senior secured notes due 2025 by Encore, the consent solicitation of the holders of Cabot's existing £512.9 million 7.5% senior secured notes due 2023 and €400 million senior secured floating rate notes due 2024, and the amendment and restatement of Encore's private placement notes purchase agreement.


Representation of CVC Capital Partners, as Sponsor, in connection with CVC's acquisition of ExamWorks Group, Inc. and its subsidiaries. The financing involved a US$1,700 million senior secured first lien term loan facility, a US$540 million senior secured second lien term loan facility and a US$250 million senior secured revolving credit facility.

Representation of Kobalt Music Group, as Borrower, in connection with credit facilities in the aggregate principle amount of US$550 million, including a US$400 million five-year senior secured revolving credit and letter of credit facility as well as a US$150 million five-year senior secured last out delayed draw term loan facility. Kobalt Music Group is an independent rights management and music publishing company.

Representation of Nordea as Administrative Agent, Collateral Agent, Security Trustee, a Mandated Lead Arranger and a Bookrunner in connection with US$750 million senior secured sustainability-linked credit facilities provided to a subsidiary of International Seaways, Inc.

Representation of the administrative agent, in connection with an amendment to the existing ABL credit facility for a company specializing in recreational gear and equipment for outdoor activities.


Representation of the mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners on the amendment and extension of the facilities and concurrent upsize to an aggregate US$6.5 billion senior secured revolving credit facilities for Alipay (Hong Kong) Holding Limited.

Representation of Byju's Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Think and Learn Private Limited on a US$1.2 billion term loan B (TLB) facility, the largest unrated TLB in Asia and the largest ever in India at the time.

Representation of RRJ Capital (RRJ) on its recapitalization buy-out merger of Singapore-based Fullerton Healthcare Corporation Limited.

Representation of an Asian credit fund in relation to a subscription facility underwritten by a major French bank.