18 Partner Elite National Financial Restructuring Group joins Paul Hastings


“This is an extraordinary group that stands out among the best in the industry because of its exceptionally creative and client-focused reputation among alternative investment funds, credit funds, direct lenders and other managers. asset managers and investment banks as well as its peers,” said Seth Zachary, chairman of Paul Hastings. “Over the past 15 years, they have experienced incredible growth with a full-lifecycle client approach covering basic bankruptcies and restructurings, mergers and acquisitions/distressed companies, special situation loans and impact litigation,” he added.

Ranked among the “Elite” in Bankruptcy/Restructuring by Bedrooms United Statesthe group adds significant depth to the firm’s portfolio of banking and finance practices to distinguish Paul Hastings as one of the world’s elite law firms, highly ranked in the core financial areas of structured credit, leveraged finance leverage, private credit, capital markets and real estate finance. .

“We are extremely excited to bring our clients, our culture and our standard of excellence to Paul Hastings, a true powerhouse with a prestigious client list and relationships who trust the company to handle their most complex cases. “, said Kris Hansen, who will co-chair the financial restructuring practice. “The synergies between our and Paul Hastings core financial practices are incredible and we are thrilled to partner with the company’s exceptional talent, culture and leadership to bring high value services to our clients and to the restructuring market,” he said. added.

“I have known and admired Kris and the team for years because we share cultures that reward excellence, creativity, effort and collaboration,” said Luc Despins, current chair of the financial restructuring practice at Paul Hastings. “The combination of this new group with our large and strong existing practice creates a leading platform that includes more than 70 lawyers around the world who will compete at the top of the restructuring market.”

Propelled by strong demand in his M&A, Private Equity, Securities & Capital Markets, Structured Credit and Real Estate practices over the past year, Paul Hastings delivered strong financial performance, with his new York, London and California offices responsible for a large share of the growth. New group of full-backs add top talent to serve Paul Hastings the best clients, including the world’s most successful and largest investment banks, asset managers and corporations.

Dedicated to helping leading investment banks, asset managers and firms on Wall Street and around the world achieve their business and legal goals, Paul Hastings is a leading global finance law firm with elite teams in finance, M&A, private equity, dispute and financial restructuring. We are one of the few law firms ranked in several core financial areas, including structured credit, leveraged finance, private credit, capital markets and real estate finance.

Our unparalleled client service has helped us become one of the most admired firms in the legal profession, known for its diverse and highly collaborative culture that delivers innovative solutions.

SOURCEPaul Hastings LLP


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