Banking

About

As financial markets worldwide converge, clients looking to execute bank and/or bond transactions face evolving market norms along with an array of other challenges. They must understand and act according to a complicated global legal landscape. Issues such as competing bankruptcy and restructuring regimes, differences in market conventions, complex intercreditor concerns and other matters require skilled legal counsel and can make the difference when it comes to getting a deal done.

Navigating complexity in an increasingly international market
Clients choose us for our ability to navigate the complexities of this constantly shifting and increasingly international market while also providing local presence and insight. We understand intricate transactions on a global scale and apply that knowledge and experience to structuring innovative deals for our clients.

We serve the needs of many of the largest banks in the United States, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and also have a significant practice advising sponsors and corporate borrowers.

Our global Banking team focuses on advising clients in connection with:

  • Leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations
  • Other financing transactions including asset-based lending transactions, real estate, structured trade, and commodity and investment-grade financings
  • Workouts, restructurings, debtor-in-possession financings and exit financings
  • Bank regulation and compliance

We are well-known for handling the most complex, multijurisdictional transactions. With established teams in all the major financial markets globally, including New York, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Singapore, and in many regional financial centers as well, we offer clients international reach, depth of local resources, seamless integration across offices and a powerful combination of US, English and local law advice. We have strong regional finance practice groups focusing on various areas, including Latin America, Scandinavia, CEE, the Middle East and Asia. Our clients also benefit from our corresponding and integrated Global Capital Markets Practice, which enables us to assist them with bank/bond/equity financings.

Acquisition finance lies at the heart of our practice. Our lawyers routinely advise on high-profile deals, playing major roles in many of the most groundbreaking leveraged finance transactions.

Our clients are able to draw on the legal knowledge and experience of 230 banking lawyers worldwide. The international strength of our practice is reflected in the fact that White & Case is not only recognized for its banking work in Chambers Global 2014’s global rankings, but also in 21 individual Chambers Global country rankings and its regional rankings for the Asia Pacific region, Central and Eastern Europe, Europe and Latin America.