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Paul, Weiss Adds Experienced Finance Partner in London

December 18, 2023 Read the press release

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP announced today that Taner Hassan, a senior sponsor-side finance partner, is joining the firm’s finance team in London as head of European Leveraged Finance. Hassan advises global private equity borrowers and sponsors in a broad range of financings, including buyout and infrastructure financings, across Europe.

“Taner is trusted by some of the world’s leading private equity firms to handle their most important and challenging financings, and we are excited that he is joining Paul, Weiss,” said Paul, Weiss Chairman Brad S. Karp. “His experience executing the most complex leveraged and infrastructure financings will further enhance our ability to serve our global private equity clients.”

“The addition of Taner to our team in London significantly enhances our senior partner bench across multiple sponsors,” said Neel Sachdev, global co-chair of Finance and Capital Markets and co-head of the London office. “He is one of the leading sponsor-side financing partners in Europe and has advised private equity sponsors on their most complex cross-border financing transactions in both the European buyout and infrastructure markets for many years. We are thrilled to welcome him to our growing London team.”

Hassan has extensive experience advising international and domestic private equity firms, financial sponsors and public companies on a wide range of financing transactions, including leveraged buyouts, acquisitions and disposals, takeovers, mergers, joint ventures, IPOs, restructurings and refinancings. He also acts for portfolio companies on a wide variety of important financing matters and brings particular experience in the infrastructure, energy, health care and technology sectors. Additionally, he advises on sustainability-linked finance transactions.

Hassan has handled many significant cross-border financing deals in recent years. He recently advised EQT and its U.S.-based portfolio company Lumos on a first-of-its-kind sustainability-linked infrastructure debt financing; EQT Equity on the financing for the acquisition of UK-based SPT Labtech; EQT Infrastructure on the refinancing of the Deutsche Glasfaser fiber business; Cinven on the financing of its acquisition of Restaurant Brands Iberia; and Solarpack, a Spanish solar developer and independent power producer, on the structuring and negotiation of a sustainability-linked financing facility, among other transactions.

“Paul, Weiss has both a commitment to excellence in client service and a strong commitment to the European market, and the firm is handling the most innovative and sophisticated financings in the private equity space,” Hassan said. “I look forward to working with my talented new colleagues.”

Hassan earned a B.A. in Law from Selwyn College, University of Cambridge, and a law degree from the College of Law, London. He is admitted as a solicitor in England & Wales.

The Paul, Weiss Finance Practice works with leading private equity firms and many of the world’s largest, most prominent publicly traded and privately held companies, as well as financial advisors and other financial institutions and investors on the full range of financing transactions. The practice represents borrowers and lenders across a wide spectrum of financing strategies.

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