White & Case has expanded its global debt finance practice with the appointment of Lauren Winter as a partner in London.
The law firm said that she will focus on cross-border and UK acquisition finance and restructurings, advising investment banks, alternative credit providers, corporate borrowers and private equity sponsors on a variety of debt capital structures in the European large-cap and mid-cap markets.
She advises on all major financing structures including syndicated cov-lite financings, unitranche financings, second lien loan financings and super-senior revolving credit facility and high yield bond financings, as well as subordinated instruments including holdco financings.
She joins from Shearman & Sterling, where she was counsel.
“The arrival of a highly capable lawyer like Lauren is a reflection of the strong demand from global clients across our busy and successful London debt finance team’s service offerings,” said White & Case partner Eliza McDougal, head of the firm’s global debt finance practice. “She adds to the team’s existing strength as we continue to grow in the world’s second largest legal market to ensure we meet the needs of our clients.”
A number of law firms have been expanding their private capital teams, to support increased activity in the fast-growing asset class. Goodwin last month announced that it has hired credit fund expert John Anderson as a partner, joining its private investment funds practice.
And Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer hired Mary Lavelle as a new partner on its private capital team and global transactions practice in London.
Across in the US, Morrison Foerster appointed Tammy C. Davies as a partner in its finance group in New York to boost its alternative credit expertise.