Trends in the debt markets are subtly different around the world - a group of Ropes & Gray partners focused on debt and restructuring around the world recorded this podcast to provide perspectives from some of the key cities in Asia, London and the USA.
Key takeaway is that it is too soon to tell (!) how markets will evolve, but do not assume that normal service will resume - the COVID crisis may usher in some longer-lasting changes to the way in which deals are financed and risk is assessed.
In this Ropes & Gray podcast, finance partner Leonard Klingbaum leads a discussion on the impact COVID-19 is having on various practice areas across the globe. Leonard is joined by his finance partner Alyson Gal, based in Boston; finance partner Malcolm Hitching, based in Europe; special situations partner Dan Anderson, who heads the practice in Asia; bankruptcy partner Matt Roose, based in New York; private equity partner Jay Freedman, located in San Francisco; and asset management partner Jessica O’Mary, who is a leader of the firm’s credit funds team and based in New York. These global colleagues offer insights on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on (1) event driven and bespoke financing transactions, (2) creditor representations, and (3) private equity and credit fund investments.