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Paul W. Hespel, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP to Speak at KCís Global Trends in Leveraged Lending 2014 Live Webcast

New York, NY, August 14, 2014 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Paul W. Hespel, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Global Trends in Leveraged Lending 2014 Live Webcast.” This event is scheduled for October 30, 2014 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (ET).

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About Paul W. Hespel
Paul W. Hespel specializes in finance and restructuring transactions, with a particular focus on transactional finance matters (including leveraged acquisition financings and transactional finance matters in distressed settings), mezzanine and multi-tranche financings, high yield debt offerings, out-of-court restructurings and liability management transactions. Mr. Hespel handles both domestic and cross border engagements.

Mr. Hespel represents corporate borrowers, financial sponsors, portfolio companies, arrangers, agent banks, financial institutions and alternative capital sources. He has extensive experience in structuring and negotiating secured and investment grade credit facilities, first lien, second lien, mezzanine and multi-tranche financings, liquidity lines, letter of credit facilities and high yield debt offerings. Mr. Hespel also counsels clients on forbearance arrangements, out-of-court restructurings and debtor-in-possession and exit financings.

About Pepper Hamilton LLP
Pepper Hamilton LLP is a multi-practice law firm with more than 500 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world.

The firm’s Financial Services Practice Group includes more than 45 lawyers and other professionals who focus their practices on issues affecting the financial services industry. The financial services industry is changing rapidly. The expansion of financial institutions into new areas – securities, mutual funds, hedge funds and insurance – requires a group that has the breadth and depth to handle all these needs, needs met by the lawyers in Pepper’s Financial Services group. For instance, for one of our major clients, we not only represent them in traditional lending and workouts matters, but also handle their substantial mutual fund complex and corporate trust transactions. This is just one example of the breadth and depth of our financial services practice.

Event Synopsis:
This course offers an overview of the latest trends and best practices with respect to Leveraged Lending. A panel of thought leaders and practitioners will help firms better understand how to apply this law or global trend to their company and/or clients.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
* Overview of Leveraged Lending Landscape
* Liquidity, CLO Issuance and role of Alternative Capital Sources
* Use of Leveraged Loans in Leveraged Buy-outs
* Loan Terms, Pricing Trends and Market Flex
* Accessing US Loan Financing Markets
* Regulatory Guidelines and Provision for Risky Borrowers
* Overview of various Debt Instruments, including Covenant Lite and Unitranche Structures

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Group, LLC was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit:
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