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.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
Band 1: Global-wide - Banking and Finance
Band 1: Asia-Pacific Region - Banking & Finance
Band 1: China - Banking & Finance (International Firms)
Band 1: China - Banking & Finance: Leveraged & Acquisition Finance (International Firms)
Band 1: Japan - Banking & Finance: International
Band 1: Latin America – Banking & Finance
Band 2: USA - Banking & Finance
Band 2: Europe - Banking & Finance
Chambers & Partners, 2022
Tier 1: Latin America – Banking
Tier 1: Hong Kong- Banking & Finance
Tier 1: Indonesia- Banking & Finance
Tier 1: Japan - Banking & Finance: International Firms and Joint Ventures
Tier 2: Singapore – Banking & Finance: Foreign Firms
Tier 2: China- Banking & Finance: Foreign Firms
The Legal 500, 2022
White & Case offers a highly reputed pan-European banking practice boasting considerable presence across the CEE region, in addition to flourishing offices in France, the UK, Italy and Spain. It has a further strong offering in the Nordic states, acting for a number of key regional players. The law firm utilises its impressive international reach to advise on cross-border acquisition finance, complex corporate loans and major debt refinancing projects." "Clients say: "I trust them and I know they will fight hard for me while still getting the deal done."
Chambers & Partners: Europe-wide – Banking & Finance, 2022
"White & Case offers extremely reliable support in LBO finance and supports a lot of discussions; they have a good understanding of our requests and our position as a lender, including which points we can afford to compromise on."
Chambers & Partners: Asia-Pacific Region – Banking & Finance, 2022
"White & Case has a global presence and is deep within every industry sector. The W&C team brings significant experience and expertise in many countries and sectors. In addition, the team provides premium services and makes themselves available 24/7 as needed. Strategic thinkers and coming up with creative solutions for any hurdles along the deal process."
Legal 500 US – Finance – Commercial Lending, 2022
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.