Part 1: Took place on January 29, 2020

Part 2: Took place on February 6, 2020

Part 1: “An Introduction to Direct Lending and its Impact on the Syndicated Loan Market”: covered the basics of direct lending and provide a market analysis that covered the different sectors in which direct lenders are active and volume trends, and highlighted its impact on the syndicated loan market. In addition, our panel of experts discussed the following:

  • Types of direct lenders and direct lending strategies
  • Distinguishing features of direct lending deals/structure
  • What makes direct lending an attractive alternative for borrowers
  • Unique considerations for direct lenders
  • Impact of direct lenders on traditional bank products

Part 2: “Contrasting Features of Direct Lending and Syndicated Loans”: built on the first part and provided:

  • Analysis of differences between direct lending terms and syndicated lending terms
  • Discussion of distressed direct lending
  • Overview of “Uni-tranche” facilities


Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Thursday, February 6, 2020
2 CLE Credits| NY State Transitional and Non-Transitional – Areas of Professional Practice|1 CLE Credit for Each Part
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  • Spyro Alexopoulos: Managing Director, Golub Capital
  • Nicole Drapkin: Managing Director, Owl Rock Capital Advisors
  • Meyer Dworkin: Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • James Florack: Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Jason Kyrwood: Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • Jeong Lee: Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP
  • George Mueller: Managing Director, KKR Credit Advisors
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