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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 Highly Regarded in IFLR1000 2020 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