RK&O’s Finance lawyers are skilled at counseling clients across a range of different finance transactions, representing banks, investment banks, hedge funds, private equity firms and other financial institutions. Our lawyers are trained in matters facing both senior and junior capital investors as well as critical insolvency issues impacting the structuring of these investments. Our lawyers advise clients on the structure, documentation and negotiation of all aspects of the financing transaction, from the initial commitment or engagement to the closing of the transaction and perfection of security interests. With a multidisciplinary approach working with lawyers in the firm’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring, Structured Transactions, Tax and Venture Capital groups, we craft creative, cost-effective financing solutions. more +
RK&O regularly advises on all types of secured and unsecured commercial lending transactions, across a range of different industries:
We also represent investors in second lien and other subordinated loans and have strong experience in negotiating and seeking to improve the creditor rights available to a junior creditor. Our Finance attorneys work closely with our Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice, providing the lending support in connection with out-of-court restructurings, DIP loan transactions and Chapter 11 exit financings.
Lawyers in RK&O’s Finance group routinely represent our clients in connection with a host of different specialty finance transactions. The firm has recent experience with:
The firm is able to assemble multi-disciplinary teams to provide creative solutions for loans secured by traditional and more novel assets.
The firm’s Finance attorneys frequently help our clients analyze the commercial and credit risks involved in existing and proposed senior secured, first lien, second lien, mezzanine, PIK and DIP loan transactions, as well as investments in the high-yield bond market, and advise on covenants, collateral, intercreditor provisions and implications of other terms. We represent participating or potential investors in the review, analysis and revision of draft credit facilities and indentures by identifying the material covenant exceptions and other core issues that may exist in the financing documentation. The firm’s lawyers also are skilled in reviewing security provisions in credit facilities for swap counterparty clients.
In addition to its established European and U.S. presence, RK&O routinely advises clients in connection with cross-border and emerging market finance transactions in:
Our Finance lawyers have relationships with local counsel in many countries to help clients apply proven investment techniques in a variety of jurisdictions. Drawing on this experience, we help clients understand and address the heightened political, legal and commercial risks often associated with emerging markets.