Debt finance

Kirkland taps Paul Weiss’ former partner for debt financing group

By Tracey Read (July 19, 2022, 3:39 p.m. EDT) — Kirkland & Ellis LLP has hired a debt financing group partner who has worked on some of the most sophisticated distressed transactions in history, the LLP announced Tuesday. society.

Austin Witt will be based in the New York office and will join Kirkland from Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP, where he was a partner in the finance group and head of the special situations practice.

“I chose Kirkland because there is nothing more compelling and exciting than Kirkland’s global platform with leadership positions in all key areas of special situations and liability management work” , Witt told Law360…

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