Bank Lending work has always been a core component of our DNA. From the very inception of White & Case, we have been a leading banking law firm with a strong financial institution client base. Having acted for the institutions that started the syndicated loan market on the original transactions in the US market, today, we are one of the very elite law firms that truly offer a "one-stop-shop" solution for global bank lending transactions.
Our Banking Lending team acts on a strong flow of high profile loan transactions in the lending market across all geographies from our offices in the Americas, EMEA and Asia-Pacific. Our financial institution clients receive the benefit of our vast knowledge and experience in advising on large and midcap syndicated loan financings in the leveraged finance market.
Our deep bench of highly engaged partners, commercial approach, and knowledge of all levels of the capital structure are our market differentiators and the reasons why we remain as trusted legal advisors to so many financial institutions.
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
"White & Case has a thriving finance practice representing a loyal following of clients on both domestic and international transactions….Clients say, "White & Case is a solid firm." and "They have a strong bench and represent large lenders."
Chambers & Partners: USA - Nationwide – Banking & Finance, 2022
"Very commercial, with great market knowledge and attention to detail."
Legal 500 Asia-Pacific: – Banking & Finance, 2022
"White & Case have a good strong team on both sides of the Atlantic and are capable of dealing with very large international cases." And "They are commercial, very responsive and think of things before we do."
Chambers & Partners: UK – Banking & Finance, 2022
Representation of Deutsche Bank, Societe Generale and SMBC as mandated lead arrangers, global syndicate, active bookrunners and original lenders in connection with a €620 million financing of the Data4 data center business. The facilities include a €290m tranche for refinancing existing debt and transaction costs, a €310m delayed draw facility for use towards capex projects at the data centers over the next four years and a €20m revolving credit facility. This deal is the largest data center financing completed in the European market to-date and covers 19 data centers across France, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain, with a further 6 under construction and an intention to expand in Central Europe and Scandinavia.
Encore Capital Group
Representation of Encore Capital Group, Inc. in connection with its new 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.
Santander and HSBC
Representation of Santander and HSBC, as revolving credit facility lenders, on the debt financing package to support Caffè Nero’s refinancing of all its debt, with Lazard acting as financial adviser.
Representation of the super senior revolving credit facility lenders on the €1.25 billion debt and equity recapitalisation of Selecta Group, the European market leader in self-service beverage and snack solutions.
Bank of America, China Merchants Bank, DBS, HSBC and Standard Chartered
Representation of Bank of America, China Merchants Bank, DBS, HSBC and Standard Chartered as mandated lead arrangers and bookrunners and lenders on a US$2 billion senior acquisition loan facility for the take-private acquisition of and mandatory offer for one of the largest logistics infrastructure and service providers in China, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Mandated lead arranger
Representation of the mandated lead arranger and original lender on a US$125 million term loan facility with an additional US$125 million accordion facility provided to an industrial and logistics real estate developer in Vietnam.
China CITIC Bank International Limited
Representation of China CITIC Bank International Limited in a credit facility to a consortium led by Templewater Holdings Limited in the HK$3.2 billion (approx. US$409 million) acquisition of Bravo Transport Services Limited (formerly NWS Transport Services Limited) which owns New World First Bus Services Limited and Citybus Limited, the leading bus services operators in Hong Kong.
Representation of Credit Suisse, as Administrative Agent, Sole Lead Arranger and Sole Bookrunner, in connection with US$685 million in senior secured credit facilities provided to Cano Health, LLC, an operator of primary care centers and affiliated medical practices in Florida, Texas, Nevada and Puerto Rico that specialize in value-based care for seniors. The financing was provided in connection with a proposed investment in Cano Health by JAWS Acquisition Corp. (a special purpose acquisition company) that valued the company at US$4.4 billion.