January 29, 2019
The Lawyer has named London partners Amy Kennedy [PDF] and Ali Nikpay [PDF] to its Hot 100 list featuring “standout lawyers in the UK over the past year” who are “the most daring, innovative and creative.” The list was published on January 29, 2019.
Kennedy, a Hot 100 Dealmaker, has broad experience in a wide range of international and cross-border banking and restructuring transactions, with particular expertise in leveraged acquisition finance, investment grade and corporate lending, and distressed and restructuring transactions. She has represented top-tier private equity sponsors in leveraged buy-outs, a range of banks and other financial institutions (including non-bank alternative capital providers), and corporates (including PLCs) and client portfolio companies. Kennedy has experience with complex senior / mezzanine / second-lien structures, PIK lending, high yield, unitranche/ private placement and US financings.
Nikpay, a Hot 100 Litigator, has more than 20 years of EU and UK merger control, antitrust and litigation experience in both the private and public sectors. In naming him to the Hot 100, The Lawyer noted that “few other practices can say they have dealt with more high-profile competition cases over the past three years.” Prior joining the firm, he served at both the European Commission’s DG for Competition (DG COMP) and the UK competition authority. He is co-editor of “Faull & Nikpay: The EU Law of Competition.”