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Lawrence G. Wee

Lawrence G. Wee

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

New York, NY, USA


A partner in the Corporate Department and a member of the Capital Markets and Securities Group, Lawrence G. Wee focuses on capital markets and finance transactions and securities regulation. Larry is recognized by The Legal 500 as a leading capital markets lawyer.

EXPERIENCE

Larry’s practice includes public and private equity offerings, high-yield and investment-grade debt offerings, convertible debt offerings and offerings of asset-backed securities. He also represents public companies in connection with their ongoing securities law and corporate governance matters and advises in connection with public mergers and acquisitions transactions. Larry also has extensive experience in debt consent solicitations, debt restructurings and exchange offers. 

His representations include:
  • Taylor Morrison Home Corporation in its $680 million initial public offering, a series of Rule 144A/Regulation S issuances of senior unsecured high-yield notes by its indirect subsidiaries totaling over $1.5 billion and a $400 million senior unsecured revolving credit facility for its operating subsidiaries;
  • Resolute Forest Products, Inc. in its Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of $600 million of senior unsecured high-yield notes, its registered exchange offer of its common stock made in connection with a hostile takeover of Fibrek, Inc., an up to $500 million issuance of senior subordinated convertible notes in a rights offering and an $850 million issuance of senior secured notes as part of its U.S. and Canadian plans of reorganization;
  • Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc. in its initial public offering and two follow-on public offerings totaling more than $275 million of proceeds and its Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of $375 million of senior secured notes; 
  • Kate Spade & Company (f/k/a Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc. and Liz Claiborne, Inc.) in connection with its dispositions of its Lucky Brand Dungarees, Juicy Couture MEXX and Liz Claiborne businesses, issuances of $372 million of senior secured notes secured by its principal trademarks and a $90 million convertible notes offering;
  • A radiation oncology services provider in its Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings of $350 million of senior secured notes and its senior secured revolving credit facility; 
  • A national quick-service restaurant company in its $1.0 billion whole-business securitization; 
  • Revlon Consumer Products Corporation in its Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of $500 million of senior unsecured notes; 
  • A regional cable company in its Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings of an aggregate of $275 million of senior notes to finance a buyout by affiliates of Oak Hill Capital Partners and GI International L.P.; 
  • AMG, N.V. in connection with various public and private securities offerings and restructurings and its $300 million senior secured credit facility and $60 million add-on facility; 
  • Harland Clarke Holdings Corp. in its Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings of a total of $285 million of senior secured notes; 
  • Tekni-Plex, Inc. in its Rule 144A/Regulation S offering of $480 million of senior secured notes; 
  • A U.S. paper company in its Rule 144A/Regulation S issuance of $345 million of senior secured notes and a related tender offer for existing indebtedness; 
  • Great Wolf Resorts, Inc. in connection with a $230 million issuance of senior secured notes and its  acquisition in a cash tender offer by affiliates of Apollo Global Management; 
  • Emmis Communications Corporation in numerous securities offerings and other transactions, including its tender offer for and open market purchases of its preferred stock (and associated total return swaps) and a prior proposed going-private tender and exchange offer; 
  • The bondholders of Charter Communications, Inc. in connection with their acquisition of $1.77 billion of new senior notes in Charter’s chapter 11 plan of reorganization; 
  • The bondholder committee in the $27 billion exchange offer by General Motors Corp. and the related chapter 11 plan of reorganization;  and
  • The bondholder committee in the $28.5 billion exchange offer by GMAC LLC. 
Larry’s public company clients include Taylor Morrison Home Corporation, Global Brass and Copper Holdings, Inc., Kate Spade & Company, Movado Group, Inc. and Emmis Communications Corporation.  Larry also represents private equity and other funds in leveraged buyouts, including affiliates of Oaktree Capital Management, MacAndrews & Forbes, KPS Capital Partners and Oak Hill Capital Partners

Larry has also represented the Credit Roundtable, an association of large institutional fixed income managers, including investment advisors, insurance companies, pension funds and mutual funds, in connection with its efforts to improve the regulatory environment and market practices with respect to debt tender and exchange offers and consent solicitations.
Larry is the author of “An Illustrated Guide to High-Yield Debt Standard Covenants” which he has presented at the Practising Law Institute’s “Understanding the Securities Laws” program.

EDUCATION
J.D., Harvard Law School, 1994
cum laude

B.A., Yale College, 1991
summa cum laude

LANGUAGES

Mandarin
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