Eric Leicht is a partner in the New York office of White & Case LLP, and Global Head of the Firm’s Banking practice. He represents major commercial and investment banks, as lead agents and arrangers, and corporations in a wide range of leveraged and corporate finance transactions, including domestic and cross-border acquisition finance, investment-grade facilities, asset-based lending facilities, bridge facilities DIP financings and restructurings.
With more than 20 years of experience, Eric is widely recognized by respected legal guides as a leading practitioner in the field of banking and finance based on his significant transactional track record.
Eric’s extensive experience and thorough knowledge of his sector has made him a valued legal resource for major domestic and overseas clients. He has worked on a number of landmark and award-winning deals, including the reorganization of the Central European Distribution Corporation (CEDC) and a US$7.6 billion term loan facility to Univision Communications, Inc.
At ease with the most technically demanding of projects, Eric is adept at steering clients through the legal complexities of large-scale, multijurisdictional transactions. As counsel for the agent banks, he is active in all aspects of deal structure, negotiation and documentation, including the negotiation of intercreditor relationships among senior and junior creditors.
Eric’s skill and creativity as a legal strategist are major assets for clients who require the effective execution of crucial financing transactions. He combines a deep understanding of his field with broad sector knowledge, having represented lenders in deals involving borrowers from the manufacturing, hotel, retail, consumer products, energy and media and communications industries.
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