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Freshfields strengthens leveraged finance offering with London high yield partner

Global law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (‘Freshfields’) has today announced that Haden Henderson, an experienced high yield bond lawyer, will join the firm’s Global Transactions practice as a partner in London, an appointment which will strengthen the firm’s high yield and leveraged finance offering.

Henderson joins from Baker McKenzie, where he has been a partner since 2018. He has extensive experience advising private equity funds, corporations, investment banks and credit funds on high yield bond offerings, committed leveraged finance transactions and bond restructurings. His move to Freshfields will further enhance the firm’s global high yield and leveraged finance offering to its clients and also enhance the firm’s wider European private capital practice.

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Freshfields’ London transactions head, Andrew Hutchings, said: “I am delighted to announce the appointment of Haden Henderson to our Global Transactions practice. This will enhance further our market-leading European private capital group and enable us to continue to deliver excellent service for our clients across all debt products.”

Global co-head of leveraged finance Alex Mitchell added: “We’re very pleased to welcome Haden to our growing team. His high yield experience strengthens our offering with bespoke legal advice at the forefront of the debt markets, helping our clients address their financing needs and reach their goals.”

The appointment of Henderson to Freshfields’ London office follows that of partners Carol Van der Vorst, Rebecca Ward and Lisa Stevens, who joined the firm’s leveraged finance, financial sponsors, and restructuring capital solutions teams respectively in 2022.