McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP is an international law firm with 475 attorneys and offices in Albany, Atlanta, Brussels, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.  The firm advises in the areas of litigation, corporate, environmental, energy, and climate change, finance, government contracts, health care, intellectual property and technology, international law, public policy and regulatory affairs, and real estate. Business and government enterprises — our clients — turn to MLA for assistance to obtain the capital they need to maintain and grow their operations. We help them to design a solution that is both cost-effective and suitable for their particular capital structure and capital needs. The Financing and Lending practice at MLA is highly diversified. It encompasses all types of financial instruments on behalf of corporate and commercial, public and non-profit clients throughout the U.S. Though our practice is diverse, it has a common thread: we are a team of business savvy attorneys with years of experience managing complex transactions.  MLA is a leading provider of legal services to private equity, venture capital and hedge funds throughout the U.S. We represent these funds in all aspects of their businesses, including fund formation, growth equity, leveraged and management buyouts, leveraged recapitalizations and divestitures. Our legal services in this area cover the full spectrum of corporate finance transactions. They include asset and cash-flow based senior debt, mezzanine and warrant financings, management buyouts, leveraged buyouts, public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate spin-offs. MLA's client base includes venture capital firms whose collective equity investments entail early, middle and late stage rounds. Our private equity clients typically focus on control acquisitions, and involve acquisition targets that are privately-held middle market businesses. Our hedge fund clients provide a variety of capital solutions in both growth and distressed situations. We represent fund sponsors and investors.Nora Wouters of the Brussels office specializes in cross-border corporate and finance transactions and advises on complex international corporate restructurings, leveraged buy-outs and mergers and acquisitions. She is appointed liquidator in Belgian companies and frequently acts as advisor to foreign restructuring and recovery specialists.RECENT EXPERIENCEBanking and Insurance Advising on the corporate and regulatory aspects of a merger of two German credit institutions with branch offices and subsidiaries in Belgium.Dealing with the regulatory aspects of the government bailout of foreign banks with branch offices and subsidiaries in Belgium. Advising a Bermudan company on the regulatory aspects of acquiring and managing re-insurance companies in run-off. Private Equity Acting as liquidator of a holding company of an Italian telecom company on behalf of a Chicago-based private equity investment firm. Advising American and UK equity firms on the debt restructuring of companies.Advising an American majority shareholder on the restructuring of their real estate companies, including advising on directors’ liability.Advising an UK equity firm on a Master Credit Agreement relating to Ђ364,000,000 credit facilities. Advising a Belgian holding company of a Life Science company listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange on the issuance of a nominative bond of Ђ33,000,000. Advising an American and Japanese listed company with Belgian subsidiaries and shareholders, on the transparency requirements and filings with the Belgian regulator in case of a share exchange and public take over bid. Contact:Mrs. Nora WoutersMcKenna Long & Aldridge LLPAvenue de Tervueren 2B-1040 BrusselsBelgiumTel: +32 2 278 12 11Email

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