Brett Cassidy

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Brett Cassidy

Brett Cassidy

Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP

Biography

Brett Cassidy is a corporate partner in Latham & Watkins’ London office where he has practised law since 2000. Mr. Cassidy was previously in the Los Angeles office and has practised law with the firm since 1998.

He is a member of the firm’s Capital Markets Practice and Mergers & Acquisitions Practice. Mr. Cassidy’s practice focuses on capital market securities matters and leveraged finance, which to date has included a variety of public and private securities offerings (including Rule 144A offerings), leverage and acquisition financing, bridge financing, restructuring and tender offers, exchange offers and other liability management transactions with an emphasis on representing investment banking clients and private equity portfolio companies which relate to high yield debt products. He also advises corporate clients concerning compliance with registration and reporting provisions of the US Securities Act of 1933 and the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

Mr. Cassidy is mentioned as a leading lawyer for high yield in the most recent editions of The Legal 500 UK, Chambers UK, IFLR 1000 and PLC Which Lawyer. In addition Mr. Cassidy is described by Chambers UK as having "watertight technical knowledge of the products in this area" and by IFLR 1000 as being "creative and very gifted."

Examples of Mr. Cassidy’s representations since the beginning of 2012 include:

J.P. Morgan and another leading financial institution as representatives of the initial purchasers on the muliple offerings of senior secured notes of INEOS
A banking syndicate on a bridge financing and related offering of senior secured notes of Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A.
Deutsche Bank and Credit Agricole CIB as representative of the initial purchasers on the senior secured notes, high yield and PIK bridge facilities and the related take-out offering of senior notes and PIK notes of Polkometel S.A., the proceeds of which were used to finance the largest leverage buyout in Europe since 2008
HSBC, J.P. Morgan, RBS and another leading financial institution as representatives of the initial purchasers on the offering of senior secured notes of Cable and Wireless Plc
Citigroup and Credit Suisse as representative of the initial purchasers on the offering of senior notes of Eco-Bat Finance Plc

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Education
JD, Order of the Coif
Class of 1998

Vanderbilt University campus in Nashville, Tennessee, the law school combines the advantages of a stimulating university community, a top-tier faculty, a small, carefully selected student body, and a vibrant, livable city. Known for offering a rigorous academic program in a collegial, supportive atmosphere, Vanderbilt Law School attracts law students and faculty seeking a first-rate academic institution that also affords an excellent quality of life. In 2002, the law school completed an extensive renovation and expansion project, and Vanderbilt now offers its students a state-of-the-art facility with wireless internet access throughout, situated on a park-like campus that is a national arboretum.

BS, cum laude
Class of 1994

University of Southern California is a private research university that mainly offers undergraduate, graduate & other higher education. The university was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, CA.

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Career History
Partner
1998 - Current

Latham & Watkins LLP is a full-service law firm. The firm offers services in the areas of finance, litigation, tax, banking, life sciences, private equity, real estate, government relations, employment law, and outsourcing. The firm practices in a spectrum of transactional, litigation, corporate, and regulatory areas. Latham & Watkins was established in 1934 and is based in New York, New York.

Political Donations
$1,000
2012

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

$250
2011

Senator at Office of the Senator from Utah, Mitt Romney

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Avast Plc issued GBP Ordinary Shares

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Spartan Capital SA purchases Polkomtel Sp zoo from Vodafone Group Plc, KGHM Polska Miedz SA, Polski Koncern Naftowy ORLEN SA, PGE Polska Grupa Energetyczna SA, Weglokoks SA

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First Reserve Management LP purchases CHC Helicopters Canada, Inc.

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Admitted to the California Bar
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