Latham & Watkins expands private credit practice with double partner hire in London

Fergus Wheeler and Paul Yin both join from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Latham & Watkins expands private credit practice with double partner hire in London

Latham & Watkins has announced the arrival of two new partners in the banking practice in London.

Fergus Wheeler and Paul Yin have substantial experience advising international private credit funds and direct lenders, commercial and investment banks, private equity sponsors, and corporate borrowers on a variety of complex UK, European, and global cross-border debt financing matters, with a particular focus on private credit transactions.

“We are delighted to welcome Fergus and Paul to the firm,” said Stephen Kensell, office managing partner of Latham & Watkins’ London office. “Their vast knowledge and experience of private credit is highly complementary to our existing capabilities in London, and their arrival will add further depth to our practice.”

Wheeler and Yin regularly advise on all aspects of acquisition financing, rescue financing, restructurings, liability management solutions, and cross-border special situations lending. Their combined experience spans large-cap and mid-market transactions. They also have significant expertise in junior capital investment, including private high-yield and preferred equity financings.

“Private credit funds are playing an increasingly important role in Europe,” said Dan Seale, global chair of Latham & Watkins’ banking practice. “Over the years we have invested significantly in building the preeminent practice and few firms can match Latham’s breadth of expertise across leveraged finance, private credit, and private equity. Their experience in the private credit and debt finance arena will bring added strength to our team in London and globally.”

Wheeler and Yin both join Latham & Watkins from the London office of global firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.

Recent articles & video

Siemens Canada's GC Richard Brait: 'Run the legal department like a business'

BC Supreme Court deals with complex property and separation agreement dispute

Federal Court criticizes immigration officer for not fully considering depth of abusive relationship

BC Supreme Court rules in favour of obstetrician in preterm birth medical negligence case

BC Supreme Court grants damages to victim in rear-end collision

European Court of Human Rights rules against Switzerland in racial profiling case

Most Read Articles

Alberta Court of King's Bench upholds tribunal decision on Calgary warehouse racking system

Redefining legal services: MT Align president Linda Beairsto on flexible work and diversity

Cross-border M&A will continue to deal with aggressive antitrust enforcement in 2024, says lawyer

Last chance to take part in the legal fees survey