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In the Know: United States Securities Settlement moves to "T+1"

Welcome to the May edition of "In the Know", Baker McKenzie's leveraged finance newsletter that analyses significant trends and salient legal issues for participants in leveraged finance and high-yield markets around the globe.
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We are one of only a handful of firms with the breadth of expertise to cover complex leveraged finance transactions across the full range of industries, financial products and international jurisdictions. We advise investment banks, private equity funds, sponsors and corporations on all aspects of a leveraged finance transaction, from initial structuring through deal completion and beyond. Our practice covers all areas of the leveraged finance landscape, including corporate issuances, private equity processes, direct lending, emerging markets and restructurings.

Through our full service bank/bond English/NY/local law practice, we are able to have a commercial outlook focusing on best execution for the deal. In addition, through our complementary advisory practices, we can also advise on strategy, tax and other corporate or funding issues.

Our team advises on a wide range of acquisition financings involving senior debt, mezzanine debt, subordinated debt, high yield, unitranche and other types of debt and equity products. In addition, we also provide advice on interest rate management in acquisition financings through interest rate swaps and caps and other similar instruments.

We work collaboratively to support the execution of the best deal possible. We combine expertise from our Acquisition Finance, High Yield, Private Equity, Tax, Antitrust & Competition and Restructuring teams to deliver a comprehensive and seamless service for our clients throughout a leveraged transaction.