Firm Profile


Orrick's Banking and Debt Capital Markets group represents many of the leading investment and commercial banks, corporations, leasing companies, hedge funds, insurance companies, arrangers, investment advisers, private equity funds and other financial institutions in a broad range of banking and finance transactions in the leading financial centers and emerging markets around the globe.

We serve as counsel to these clients in a variety of finance matters involving diverse business sectors, and lawyers at Orrick have closed over $100 billion of LBO financings, investment grade financings and capital market transactions over the past five years. We are also highly active in the middle market and gaming finance. Additionally, our lawyers have advised on some of the largest cross-border acquisitions, including the largest-ever cross-border technology acquisition under the U.K. Takeover Code. We recognize and understand our clients' business objectives and devise legal solutions that most effectively achieve their goals.

Lawyers in our Banking and Debt Capital Markets group frequently work with lawyers in related practice areas, including our corporate, bankruptcy, tax, ERISA, real estate, asset management and regulatory groups. This cross-disciplinary approach provides clients with a unique advantage, as many financings include multiple facilities, jurisdictions, currencies and industries, and are part of a larger corporate transaction or strategic plan.

Types of Services

We provide services throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, acting for borrowers in a range of secured and unsecured finance transactions, including:

  • leveraged acquisition financings
  • first and second lien loans
  • bridge financings
  • syndicated credit facilities
  • asset-based lending and securitizations
  • mezzanine debt facilities
  • accounts receivable, inventory and term loan financings
  • DIP and exit financings
  • cross-border transactions
  • derivative products
  • financing of asset dispositions
  • leasing transactions
  • letter of credit and acceptance financings
  • multi-borrower and multi-currency financings
  • high-yield bond offerings
  • investment grade bond offerings
  • convertible debt and other hybrid securities
  • private placements of debt securities
  • public debt offerings, including shelf take-downs
  • infrastructure and energy financings
  • real property financings
  • derivatives and other structured commodities financings
  • tax-free spin-off financings
  • tender offer financings
  • working capital and letter of credit facilities

We also advise banks and bank holding companies on U.S. Federal, State (including New York and California), Asian and European bank regulatory matters and securities law matters.


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