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Amy Kennedy is a partner in the London office of Gibson Dunn, and an English qualified lawyer. She is a member of the Global Finance and Private Equity Practice Groups, and has practised in Gibson Dunn’s London, New York and Dubai offices.
Ms. Kennedy 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. Ms. Kennedy has worked across a number of sectors including real estate, telecommunications and oil and gas. Ms. Kennedy has experience with complex senior / mezzanine / second-lien structures, PIK lending, high yield, unitranche/ private placement and US financings. Ms. Kennedy also represents both banks and corporates in Islamic / Shari’ah based lending, including co-conventional structures.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Ms. Kennedy was a senior associate in the European finance practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges. Prior to that, she was an associate in the finance practice at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP.
In 2019 Ms. Kennedy was identified by the Lawyer as one of their “Hot 100” and named a “Rising Star in Finance” at the annual Euromoney Legal Media Group Europe Women in Business Law Awards. She is also recognised in Legal 500 UK 2020 for Real Estate – commercial property investment and Real Estate – Property Finance. She is also ranked as a Rising Star in IFLR1000 2019 for Banking. Ms. Kennedy is listed by the Euromoney Legal Media Group’s inaugural Rising Stars Awards for the practice area category Banking & Finance and also as a Rising star in the country category for the UK.
* Experience prior to joining Gibson Dunn.
City University London - 2006 Legal Practice Course
University of Oxford - 2005 Master of Arts
England & Wales - Solicitor