LONDON – Global law firm Reed Smith today announces the hire of Linn Mayhew as partner in its Financial Industry Group and London office.

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Mayhew joins from McGuireWoods where she was partner. She has also previously worked at DLA Piper, Simpson, Thacher & Bartlett and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher.

With over 15 years’ experience, Mayhew specialises in private credit, leveraged and acquisition finance, real estate finance (including sports finance), fund finance and restructuring. Her clients are made up of leading alternative investment funds, private credit providers, specialty lenders, banks and private equity sponsors.

She advises borrowers and creditors at all levels of the capital structure and has extensive experience in syndicated lending, Term-Loan Bs, first and second lien financings, working capital lines, unitranche financings and subordinated debt instruments. In addition, Mayhew advises on financings at fund level, including capital call facilities, NAV facilities, hybrid credit and other speciality financings.

Panos Katsambas, global co-chair of Reed Smith’s Financial Industry Group, said: “Linn is a hugely talented lawyer and well known to several of our partners and clients. She will enhance our growing private credit practice with her considerable expertise on financing transactions with leading sponsors and credit providers as well as her extensive contacts across the private credit market.”

Andrew Jenkinson, Reed Smith’s London office managing partner, added: “We are delighted to welcome Linn to the firm. She is a standout lawyer whose talent reflects the high calibre of our finance team in London.”

Mayhew commented: “I am delighted to be joining Reed Smith, which is well known for having one of the leading finance teams in the City. The firm has a truly collaborative approach, an enviable global platform and a desire to dominate the private credit space, which matches my own ambitions. I look forward to working with the team and growing my practice in conjunction with the wider finance practice.”

Reed Smith is among a select group of global law firms with a dedicated private credit group that can provide seamless, full-service, cross-border advice on private credit transactions. The firm’s global private credit practice includes teams in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East focused on, special situations & distressed, speciality finance and direct lending, with a particular emphasis on bespoke sector-agnostic finance and hybrid credit solutions.