Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP announce that Neil Caddy will join the Firm as a partner in the Finance Practice and member of the Corporate Department. He will be based in the Firm's London office.
“Neil's finance experience is a great addition to the London office and further grows our global finance offering,” said David J. Greenwald, chairman of Fried Frank. “I look forward to welcoming him to the Firm.”
Mr. Caddy is a seasoned finance practitioner with particular experience across the full spectrum of leveraged finance and in financial restructuring. At Fried Frank, his practice will focus on advising banks, funds, and corporations across a wide range of products, including cov-lite term B loans, unitranche loans, bank-bond transactions, second lien loans, mezzanine debt, private high yield, holdco PIK, and preferred equity, often in a cross-border context. Mr. Caddy joins the Firm from Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP, where he was a partner in the global leveraged finance practice.
“Neil's experience greatly complements our core practices in London and firmwide,” added Mark Mifsud, managing partner of the Firm's London office. “He has a great reputation in the market and we look forward to working with him.”
Mr. Caddy received his law degree from the University of Oxford and is ranked as a leading individual for Banking & Finance in the Chambers UK Guide published by Chambers & Partners. He is also recommended by The Legal 500 for acquisition finance and is listed as a highly regarded lawyer for banking and financial restructuring in IFLR 1000.
“This is an exciting time to be joining Fried Frank as the Firm continues the impressive growth of its London capabilities,” said Mr. Caddy.
Over the past year, the Firm's London office has undergone a period of sustained growth, and Mr. Caddy's arrival continues this trend. Within the last four months, the London office has welcomed individuals to the Finance, Capital Markets, and Asset Management Practices, including corporate partner Ian Lopez, Head of EMEA Global Transactions Ashar Qureshi, corporate asset management partner Sam Wilson, and corporate special counsel Taylor Souter.
“The debt financing markets have been converging for some time, both among products and geographically,” said J. Christian Nahr, head of the Firm's global Leveraged Finance Practice. “Neil's arrival allows us to further grow our global finance practice as the needs of our clients continue to diversify and I look forward to integrating him into the team.”
Fried Frank's Finance Practice stands out for its work on many of the markets' most sophisticated and complex deals and in its development of innovative financing solutions across all levels of the capital structure. The practice cultivates long-standing client relationships through hands-on, dedicated counseling and provides exceptional advice structuring and negotiating transactions globally. The team's business-oriented approach and integrated teams produce a seamless execution for both financing providers and users.