Credit Trading & Investing

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Kibbe & Orbe’s Credit Trading & Investing group is a boutique practice designed to serve all transactional needs of dealers, lenders and investors operating in the credit markets. Though exceptionally versed in traditional debt products and tried-and-true financing strategies, the group also proudly spends much of its time exploring the unconventional. We excel at devising innovative deal structures to enhance client investment strategies, unraveling esoteric financial products, helping clients exploit undiscovered high-value assets and rationalizing trading in complex illiquid markets. More than 30 years ago, our firm pioneered the legal framework governing distressed bank loan trading and helped some of our oldest clients create today’s highly sophisticated secondary market in such assets. We have consistently advised leading developers of new credit products, such as loan-based derivatives, renewable energy credit-secured facilities and non-bank “platform”-based lending. Today, we are at the forefront of legal advisors in the growing litigation finance industry, whose market practices and legal issues evolve by the day.

Our preeminent, globally-recognized clients include private funds and family offices, bank trading desks, commercial and investment banks, swap dealers and financial industry trade organizations. Eight of the top 10 global investment banks, six of the 10 largest private equity funds and 31 of the top 100 hedge funds, as ranked by assets under management, turn to the Credit Trading & Investing group and Kibbe & Orbe’s other attorneys for trusted legal counsel. more +

Often, our deepest relationships with clients have been forged in the early stages of their development—in some instances, on their first day in business. Over the past 30 years, Kibbe & Orbe has routinely tailored its transactional practice to serve clients’ needs in the ever-changing debt and derivatives markets. Our clients appreciate the personal attention that Kibbe & Orbe partners devote to their businesses, whether old, new, large or small. They also appreciate our ability to staff complex transactions thoughtfully and, when advisable, leanly to ensure client dollars are spent on the best value legal product possible.

Kibbe & Orbe’s total focus on finance and investment activities and its decades of transactional experience in the debt markets make its Credit Trading & Investing attorneys among the most established in their field. At the same time, the willingness of this group’s attorneys to break new ground makes each an ideal partner for companies looking for fresh market perspectives and creative legal solutions.

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