Lee Federman has a wide range of experience across debt finance products and has worked in several key financial jurisdictions (London, New York, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam). He advises bank lenders, alternate credit providers, major financial sponsors, and their portfolio companies on cross-border leveraged acquisition financings and other event-driven financings.
Lee acted on deals involving a number of private equity sponsors active in Europe prior to joining Jones Day in November 2018 including Apax, Apollo, Blackstone, Carlyle, Graphite, KKR, Montagu, Permira, Rutland, and Waterland as well as alternate capital providers including Ares, Crescent, Fortress, Gemcorp, Oppenheimer, Towerbrook, and Tyndaris.
Lee also worked with Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers on secondment assignments. He regularly holds training programs and is a presenter at conferences for the Loan Market Association.
Publications Prior to Jones Day
Permitted acquisitions: how much flexibility can borrowers expect?
Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law
Private Debt: Brexit Effect on UK loan market
International Financial Law Review
Speaking Engagements Prior to Jones Day
Leverage Finance: European Market Update, London
LMA Loan Market Hot Topics, Lagos
Closing the Deal, Johannesburg
Recent Trends in Leveraged Finance, London
Structuring Cross Border Financings, Toronto
Unitranche Facilities and Other Trends in Leveraged Finance, Paris
- London School of Economics (Graduate Diploma in Banking 2008; B.A. in History 2000); BPP Law School (Legal Practice Course 2004; Postgraduate Diploma in Law 2003)
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
Legal 500 UK (2016-2018): recommended in acquisition finance and general syndicated lending and described as "knowledgeable, responsive and practical" and praised for his ability to "explain complicated matters in plain English"
IFLR1000 (2019): leading lawyer (highly regarded) for banking