Lee Federman has represented financial institutions, direct lenders, hedge funds, financial sponsors, and corporates in complex event-driven financing transactions for more than 15 years. Lee has worked in several key financial jurisdictions (London, New York, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam) across a broad range of industries, including energy, health care, infrastructure, leisure, and telecommunications. His domestic and cross-border experience includes advising on leveraged and other structured financings, including infrastructure financings, bank/bond financings, margin loans, fund level financings, and subordinated debt financings. He also has substantial crisis management experience, helping clients navigate through financial distress and debt restructurings.
Lee's recent transactions include advising Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 6 SCSp on the financing of its acquisition of Beauparc Utilities, Bally's Corporation on the acquisition financing of its $2.7 billion take private of Gamesys plc, STERIS plc on its $2.55 billion financing package for the acquisition of Cantel Medical, Astorg on the financing of its investment in ARMOR-IIMAK, Global City Theatres BV on the restructuring of its investment in Cineworld Group plc, Atlas Arteria on its €115 million debt refinancing of the Warnow Tunnel in Germany, and a leading direct lender on a €750 million secured credit facility to a global payment services provider.
Lee worked with Credit Suisse and Lehman Brothers International (Europe) on secondment assignments. He regularly holds training programs and is a presenter at conferences for the Loan Market Association.
Extracting value from leveraged businesses: the case of McLaren and its bondholders, Corporate Rescue and Insolvency
Jumping the line: priming restructuring transactions during the COVID-19 crisis, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law
Easier said than done: The failure of the European Central Bank's Guidance on Leveraged Transactions, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Finance Law
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 (2016-2019): 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 (2019-2022): leading lawyer (highly regarded) for banking
Best Lawyers in the United Kingdom (2023): recognized for banking and finance