A&O strengthens leveraged finance bench with European high yield hire

Marwa signifies issuers and banks, credit score money and other creditors on complex company financings and has recommended on cross-border transactions in the Uk, across Europe and the Middle East. She has a broad exercise with a unique focus on superior yield financial debt choices, U.S. federal securities legislation, leveraged finance, challenge bond choices, basic debt capital marketplaces transactions and credit card debt restructurings. Marwa has also delivered professional covenant advice for her purchasers on financial loan transactions that have adopted substantial produce covenant technology.

A&O’s co-head of international leveraged finance, Nick Clark said: “Marwa is really regarded for her complex capabilities and collaborative approach. Her arrival will even more improve our European significant produce bench, pursuing the arrival of Brad Weyland in 2021, and her undertaking bond practical experience offers a even more increase to our infrastructure finance expertise.”

Denise Gibson, co-head of world-wide leveraged finance, additional: “It is wonderful to welcome Marwa to our world-wide leveraged finance observe. Large produce expertise is a crucial section of the presenting in offering a current market foremost leveraged finance franchise for our purchasers. Provided the present economic cycle, we also be expecting Marwa’s in depth restructuring practical experience will verify pretty handy to the purchasers we service in this space.”

Kevin Muzilla, head of European large produce additional: “It’s been a exceptional 18 months for our European significant generate group which was recognised in distinct at the IFLR Europe 2022 Awards the place we won Staff and Offer of the 12 months.”

A&O maintains a main major-tier world wide leveraged finance and higher yield exercise with a lot more than 250 lawyers throughout the U.S., EMEA and Asia Pacific, which includes 22 partners and above 60 associates in London. In 2021, Jake Mincemoyer arrived as head of U.S. leveraged finance in New York adopted by leveraged finance partners Gordon Mak and Stan Kostov. In London and Paris, Adam Zecharia and Thomas Roy were promoted to leveraged finance companions and Temi Esho was promoted to leveraged finance counsel. This was followed by the arrival of leveraged finance partners Annette Kurdian and Robert Burt and superior produce partner Brad Weyland, in London. The crew grew even further in 2022 with the appointment of devoted leveraged finance companions in London (Hannah Gates and Megan Lawrence), Hong Kong (Dan Tan), Madrid (Tom Wilkinson), New York (Ilona Potiha and Karen Buzard) and Paris (Geraldine Lezmi).