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Lee Federman has represented financial institutions, direct lenders, hedge funds, financial sponsors, and corporates in complex event-driven financing transactions for more than 18 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 Koch Real Estate Investments on the financing for its £6.3 billion bid with Fortress for Wm Morrison Supermarkets, Orange Spain on the financing of its $19 billion merger with Masmovil, 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, Global City Theatres BV on the restructuring of its investment in Cineworld Group plc, the senior secured lenders on the $1.1 billion debt restructuring of the syncreon group, 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 and other industry bodies.


  • PNC Bank leads syndicate of lenders on amended and restated senior secured credit facilities in aggregate principal amount of $500 million provided to technology company specializing in live production services and integrated permanent solutionsJones Day represented PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent in connection with the arrangement, syndication, and documentation of upsized and extended senior secured credit facilities, consisting of a $290 million revolving working capital credit facility, a $140 million term loan, and a $70 million revolving term-out facility, provided to a technology company specializing in live production services and integrated permanent solutions, to be used for the company’s build-out of its new headquarters.
  • Financial institution refinances UK logistics groupJones Day advised a financial institution in connection with its Holdco level refinancing for a UK based freight and logistics group.
  • Direct lenders provide €1.5 billion refinancing facilities to SumUpJones Day advised certain direct lenders on the €1.5 billion refinancing of SumUp, a global financial technology business.
  • PNC Bank provides $2.3 billion syndicated unsecured revolving credit facility to CooperCompanies and affiliatesJones Day represented PNC Bank, National Association, as administrative agent, in connection with a $2.3 billion syndicated unsecured revolving credit facility made to The Cooper Companies, Inc., CooperVision International Limited and certain of their affiliates, which is a global public company that specializes in medical devices, including for vision, women's health and surgical procedures.
  • Orange and Masmovil combine in €18.6 billion mergerJones Day advised Orange, S.A. ("Orange"), one of the world's leading telecommunications operators, on the combination of their telecom business in Spain with Masmovil, one of the leading telecommunications operators in Spain, for an enterprise value of €18.6 billion (€7.8 billion for Orange Spain and €10.9 billion for Masmovil).
  • Direct lender provides $87 million senior secured credit facility to large private equity-backed provider of medical supplies to companies in commercial cruise and shipping industriesJones Day advised a direct lender, as administrative agent, collateral agent, sole lead arranger, and lender, in connection with a $87 million senior secured credit facility provided to a large private equity sponsored company that provides medical supplies to companies in the commercial cruise and shipping industries.
  • OakNorth finances acquisition of Sticks'n'SushiJones Day advised OakNorth Bank plc in connection with its senior secured financing of McWin Capital Partners' buyout of Sticks'n'Sushi, a specialist restaurant group with 27 restaurants across Denmark, the United Kingdom, and Germany.
  • AURELIUS acquires The Body ShopJones Day advised private equity investor AURELIUS on its acquisition of The Body Shop from Natura & Co S.A.
  • European financial institution finances UK care home group acquisition and developmentJones Day advised a leading European financial institution in connection with the acquisition and development financing for a leading UK care home operator.
  • ABN AMRO, Belfius Bank, BNP Paribas, and KBC Bank establish €200 million facilities agreement with Mediahuis NVJones Day acted as legal counsel to ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Belfius Bank SA/NV, BNP Paribas Fortis SA/NV, and KBC Bank NV in connection with the establishment of a €200 million facilities agreement entered into with Mediahuis NV.
  • Belfius Bank, ING Belgium, and KBC Bank amend, increase, and extend existing financing to Equine Care GroupJones Day acted as counsel to Belfius Bank SA/NV, ING Belgium NV/SA and KBC Bank NV, as lenders, in connection with the amendment, increase, and extension of the existing financing granted to the Equine Care Group (an international provider of high-quality equine care through specialist equine clinics, ambulatory care and nutrition/supplements) for the purpose of, amongst others, acquiring the Irish company Thoroughbred Remedies Manufacturing Limited and the English company Equine Products U.K. Limited.
  • BNP Paribas Fortis, Belfius Bank, KBC Bank, and ING Belgium provide €400 million revolving credit facility to SD Worx GroupJones Day acted as legal counsel to BNP Paribas Fortis NV/SA, Belfius Bank NV/SA, KBC Bank NV, and ING Belgium NV/SA in connection with the amendment, restatement, and increase of the revolving credit facility originally dated April 4, 2022 from €250 million to €400 million granted to SD Worx NV.
  • OakNorth supports Graphite Capital's investment in StoralJones Day advised OakNorth Bank plc in connection with its financing of the buyout of Storal, one of the largest privately-owned children's nursery groups in England, by Graphite Capital.
  • Lazard invests in Shawton Energy LimitedJones Day advised Lazard Asset Management in the acquisition by Lazard Global Sustainable Private Infrastructure Fund of a 50% shareholding in Shawton Energy Limited, a solar PV project developer, installer and operator with a portfolio of existing projects, and a substantial pipeline, that delivers renewable energy directly to commercial and industrial businesses.
  • OakNorth and Searchlight Capital Partners provide £88.5 million capital solution to Third SpaceJones Day advised OakNorth Bank Plc (in its partnership with Searchlight Capital Partners) on its £88.5 million credit facilities for Third Space, a London based luxury health club group owned by KSL Capital.
  • European financial institution provides growth facilities to leading European restaurant operatorJones Day advised a European financial institution in connection with its growth facilities for a leading European restaurant operator.
  • Diebold Nixdorf obtains $1.25 billion senior secured exit credit facilityJones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated, a multinational financial and retail technology company that specializes in the sale, manufacture, installation, and service of self-service transaction systems (such as ATMs and currency processing systems), point-of-sale terminals, physical security products, and software and related services for global financial, retail, and commercial markets, in connection with a new $1.25 billion senior secured term loan facility as part of it’s emergence from chapter 11 bankruptcy and other domestic and foreign court-supervised restructuring proceedings.
  • Diebold Nixdorf successfully restructures over $2.7 billion in funded debt and completes the first-ever dual proceeding under the U.S. bankruptcy code and Dutch restructuring law in 71 daysIn the first-ever cross border restructuring involving dual main proceedings under chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code and a scheme of arrangement (the "Dutch Scheme") under the Dutch Act on Confirmation of Extrajudicial Plans (Wet Homologatie Onderhands Akkoord ("WHOA")), and the first-ever chapter 15 recognition of Dutch Scheme proceedings and a sanctioned WHOA reorganization plan (the "WHOA Plan"), Jones Day represented Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated ("Diebold") and certain of its U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries (the "Debtors") in connection with (i) the prepackaged chapter 11 cases of In re Diebold Holding Company, LLC, et al., (Case No. 23-90602-DRJ) commenced on June 1, 2023, in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (the "Bankruptcy Court"); (ii) the Dutch Scheme, commenced on June 1, 2023 by Diebold Nixdorf Dutch Holding B.V. (the "Dutch Issuer") in the District Court of Amsterdam (the "Dutch Court"), and (iii) the chapter 15 proceedings before the Bankruptcy Court commenced by the foreign representative of the Dutch Issuer, wherein the Bankruptcy Court recognized the Dutch Scheme proceeding as a foreign main proceeding and recognized and extended comity to the WHOA Plan that was sanctioned by the Dutch Court.
  • OakNorth finances Quadrivio Group's leveraged buyout of The Private ClinicJones Day advised OakNorth Bank plc in connection with its financing of the acquisition of The Private Clinic, a UK provider of advanced cosmetic treatments, by Silver Economy Fund, an Italian private equity fund managed by Quadrivio Group.
  • Macquarie acquires 50% of Enel Green Power HellasJones Day represented Macquarie Asset Management, via Macquarie GIG Renewable Energy Fund 2 SCSp, in its acquisition of 50% of Enel Green Power Hellas from Enel Green Power S.p.A. for an enterprise value of approximately €980 million.
    • October 30, 2023
      Don't put all your debt in one basket: debt incurrence flexibility in leveraged finance transactions Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law

    Publications Prior to Jones Day

    May 2018
    Permitted acquisitions: how much flexibility can borrowers expect?
    Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law

    March 2018
    Private Debt: Brexit Effect on UK loan market
    International Financial Law Review

    • December 5, 2023
      LMA Inaugural Private Credit Seminar
    • June 6, 2023
      LMA Leveraged SSRCF / Senior Direct Lender Term Loan Intercreditor Event
    • November 11, 2019
      LMA Loan Documentation Course