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November 15, 2013
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, one of the world’s most prominent legal advisors to leading corporations and financial institutions, has again been recognized as a leading law firm in several key practice areas in the 2014 edition of the IFLR 1000, a publication focused exclusively on finance and transactional law firms.
IFLR 1000 ranks Cadwalader among the top firms in the United States in several core areas, including Bank Lending; Capital Markets: Derivatives; Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitization; Financial Services Regulatory; Mergers and Acquisitions; and Restructuring and Insolvency.
In the Bank Lending category, Patrick Quinn is recognized as a “Leading Lawyer,” while Jeffrey Nagle is featured as a “Rising Star.” Christopher McDermott is also highlighted for his work on key transactions.
In the Capital Markets: Derivatives category, the Cadwalader team is noted for providing “good advice on both the buy side and sell side. They get their teams involved, find out who is the best person to address a matter, and put deep analysis into answering questions.” The firm is also commended for helping clients adapt to new requirements under the Dodd-Frank Act. “Cadwalader continues its intensive advising of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) with regard to the amendment of existing master agreements concerning swaps.”
Recognized in Tier 1 for Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitization, Cadwalader is noted for advising global banks on a full range of structured products, and for working with dealers on the development of novel proprietary indices and the issuance of structured products linked to them.
Across the Capital Markets categories, Michael Gambro, Ivan Loncar, Gary Silverstein and Lary Stromfeld are endorsed as “Leading Lawyers.” In addition, Brian Foster, James Frazier, and Mark Howe are noted for their transactional work.
In Mergers and Acquisitions, Louis Bevilacqua and William Mills are named “Leading Lawyers.”
In China, Cadwalader is noted in the areas of Capital Markets (foreign firm) and Private Equity (foreign firm). In Hong Kong, the firm is ranked in Capital Markets Debt, Capital Markets Equity, Capital Markets: Structured Finance and Securitization, and Private Equity. Asia Managing Partner Rocky Lee is highlighted as the head of an active group, having recently represented VC fund SingTel Innov8 and Lightspeed Venture Partners.