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We deliver customized, innovative counsel to both lenders and borrowers on their most important and complex financing transactions.


We have been at the forefront of developments in the finance market over the past decade. Our broad market-leading practice allows us to provide advice to financial institutions, direct lenders and companies that anticipates market trends and protects against emerging vulnerabilities.

Clients count on our deep legal experience and savvy commercial understanding in transactions including leveraged and investment-grade acquisition financing, direct lending, bridge loans, structured finance, asset-based lending, project and infrastructure finance, and DIP and exit financings. Our ability to field teams for both syndicated and direct lending solutions ensures maximum flexibility and optimal execution.

Our clients benefit from Davis Polk’s strong culture of collaboration. We work closely with our Capital Markets team on high-yield and investment-grade debt and with our Restructuring team on DIP and exit facilities.

For the firm’s finance work for private equity sponsors, see Sponsor Finance.



in U.S. syndicated lending and direct lending, 2023

Sources: LSEG Data & Analytics and KBRA DLD 



Band 1

Banking & Finance
Chambers USA

Band 1

Finance & Capital Markets (International & Cross-Border)
Chambers Global

Tier 1

United States

Tier 1

Commercial Lending: Advice to Lenders
Legal 500 U.S.


Banking & Financial Services
(10th straight year)
Vault, 2024
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