Zulf Bokhari is a partner in the Finance Department and a member of the Banking Practice. He regularly represents leading commercial and investment banks in the syndicated loan markets.

Mr. Bokhari’s primary practice involves the structuring and syndication of senior credit facilities, including acquisition, recapitalization, bridge, working capital, and other domestic, cross-border, and multicurrency financings. His clients include several global banks and financial institutions. He was recognized in Chambers USA 2017-2022 for his work in Banking and Finance and The Legal 500 US 2011-2015 in Finance: Bank Lending (including other sources of financing). Crain’s Chicago Business has recognized Mr. Bokhari among the Most Influential Minority Lawyers in Chicago.

Mr. Bokhari’s experience includes representing the lead arrangers/bookrunners and administrative agent in connection with:

  • US$30.0+ billion underwritten bridge loan facility for a global pharmaceutical company
  • US$1.7 billion underwritten multicurrency revolving and term loan facilities for a building management provider
  • £1.5+ billion underwritten bridge loan facility for a leading derivatives marketplace
  • US$1.0+ billion revolving credit and term loan facilities for a printing and customization company and certain of its subsidiaries
  • US$1.5 billion underwritten bridge loan facility for a credit rating business
  • US$2.0 billion multicurrency revolving credit facility for a mobile banking and payments company and certain of its foreign subsidiaries
  • US$2.7+ billion multicurrency revolving credit facility for a leading provider of microcontroller and analog semiconductors
  • US$10.5 billion multicurrency revolving credit facilities for an aerospace and defense company
  • US$1.0 billion underwritten asset-based revolving credit and term loan B facilities for an apparel group
  • US$1.6+ billion multicurrency revolving credit facilities for a motorcycle manufacturing company and certain of its foreign subsidiaries
  • US$1.75 billion multicurrency revolving credit and term loan facilities for a medical device provider
  • US$560 million underwritten multicurrency revolving credit and term loan B facilities for a leading mechanical testing company and certain of its foreign subsidiaries
  • US$425 million underwritten multicurrency asset-based revolving credit and term loan B facilities for a kitchen supply company
  • US$425 million underwritten asset-based revolving credit and term loan B facilities for a motorhome manufacturer

Bar Qualification

  • Illinois

Education

  • JD, University of Notre Dame Law School, 1996
  • BA, University of Notre Dame, 1993
    with high honors

Languages Spoken

  • English

Practices