Our credit practice is distinguished by its breadth of experience, the number and diversity of its clients, and its close integration with important related practice areas in the firm.
The lawyers in our group represent financial institutions and borrowers across a broad spectrum of corporate finance transactions, including:
- Leveraged and investment-grade acquisition financings
- Project financings
- Structured financings
- Debt restructurings and workouts
- Debtor-in-possession and exit financings
Davis Polk was credited with 94 deals involving more than $141 billion in 2014, ranking the firm among the “Top 10” in half of the Thomson Reuters League Table categories, including:
Overall acquisition volume
Overall acquisition deals
Borrower-side acquisition volume
Lender-side leveraged volume
Lender-side acquisition volume
Lender-side acquisition deals
Although our credit practice is principally based in New York City, we also are retained for transactions with parties in Europe, Asia and Latin America. With the increasing convergence of the worldwide financial market, we have filled a critical role in helping our U.S. and international bank clients understand the global legal landscape, including competing insolvency regimes and out of court restructuring practices, different market conventions, intercreditor concerns, issues relating to obtaining credit and collateral support, and other matters that make the difference in obtaining syndicated credit or high-yield financing for complex multinational enterprises.