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Kaye Scholer’s Global Capabilities Recognized in IFLR1000 2015

October 27, 2014

Kaye Scholer was ranked 12 times in four regions globally in the 2015 edition of the IFLR1000. The listing recognizes our capabilities in Banking, Capital Markets, Structured Finance & Securitization, M&A, Investment Funds: Private Equity Funds, Project Finance, and Restructuring and Insolvency in the United States, and highlights as “notable” our Banking practice in Frankfurt, our M&A and Private Equity practices in Shanghai, and our Financial Restructuring and Private Equity practices in London. In addition to our practice rankings, Syndicated & Leveraged Finance Partners Gary Bernstein, Ed Gabbay and Sheryl Gittlitz were recognized as “Leading Lawyers” in Banking for the third year in a row, while Corporate Partner Mel Cherney was recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in M&A and Private Equity.

The publication describes us as a “nimble, ambitious transactional lawfirm,” with our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Department a particularstandout: one client noted that our representation “has been nothing but stellar.” Our Finance Department’s “sophisticated banking practice” is singled out as being “attuned to the surge in REIT lending and the growing popularity of covenant-light deals,” while our Corporate Department’s ongoing representation of client Onex Corporation in high-profile M&A matters, such as its sale of The Warranty Group to private equity firm TPG for approximately $1.5 billion, is also featured.

The IFLR1000 is an annual guide to the world's leading financial and corporate law firms, compiled by a team of journalists in New York, London and Hong Kong. Rankings are based on the recommendations of in-house counsel at prominent financial institutions and companies, as well as the input of leading lawyers in various international markets.

Kaye Scholer’s complete rankings are as follows:

United States

Banking – Tier 4

Capital Markets - Tier 3

Capital Markets: Structured Finance & Securitization – Tier 3

M&A - Tier 3

Investment Funds: Private Equity Funds – Tier 3

Project Finance - Tier 3

Restructuring and Insolvency – Tier 4

Leading Lawyers

Gary Bernstein – Banking

Edmond Gabbay – Banking

Sheryl Gittlitz – Banking

Mel Cherney – Private Equity, M&A


Mergers and Acquisitions (Foreign) – “Notable” Firm
Private Equity (Foreign) – “Notable” Firm


Banking – “Notable” Firms

United Kingdom

Private Equity –  “Notable” Firms

Financial Restructuring  - “Notable” Firms

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