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Commercial Banking

Cravath’s commercial banking lawyers are among the most prominent and accomplished in the United States and the practice is ranked in the highest tier by both Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Legal 500 United States in their respective categories. According to the 2016 edition of Chambers USA, Cravath is known for its “comprehensive practice representing leading bank, sponsor, and corporate clients on both domestic and cross border banking and finance matters” and is “highly skilled in syndicated leveraged finance, M&A finance and high grade investment.” The 2016 edition of The Legal 500 United States says Cravath is “at the very top” for lending work and provides an “excellent” level of service. In addition, the Firm received the 2013 and 2014 Chambers USA Award for Excellence in Finance. Our lawyers regularly represent JPMorgan Chase, Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs, advising them in lending transactions of every type, including leveraged and investment grade acquisition financings, asset‑based financings, leveraged spin‑offs, recapitalizations, liability management, and workout and restructuring facilities. We have also represented other major money center banks, the lending affiliates of investment banks, foreign banks and borrowers in every industry in transactions ranging from simple credit agreements to complex international multi‑currency, multi‑jurisdictional financings.