Legal Business

The last word: 2017 – year in review

More mergers, more Brexit and more uncertainty – law firm leaders reflect on the past 12 months and look ahead

Feeling hot

‘It has been a great year to be a private equity financing lawyer! The debt markets for leveraged finance have been hot, and our banking and high-yield team has advised sponsor clients on some of the largest and most complex financings in 2017. We expect this trend to continue with lots of liquidity being provided to fund buyouts from both private debt funds and the debt capital markets. It has been a strong market for the top US firms in London.’
Neel Sachdev, partner, Kirkland & Ellis