Jean-Claude Lanza's practice is primarily focused on international capital markets and corporate finance. Mr. Lanza represents institutional banking clients in a wide variety of transactions related to cross-border financings and reorganizations, including public and private offerings of equity and debt, project financings, exchange listings, spin-offs, as well as tender, exchange and rights offers. Mr. Lanza also provides counsel to multinational corporations on acquisitions, capital markets transactions, agency-related appointments, anti-corruption compliance procedures and federal securities laws.
In addition, Mr. Lanza advises a variety of clients across a wide spectrum of commercial ventures, including industry-leading financial institutions, a global consumer goods company, a superconducting magnetic energy firm, an international stock exchange, registered investment advisers, internationally recognized not-for-profit agencies and private equity funds.
Aside from his practice, Mr. Lanza serves as a director to the executive board of Radix Power and Energy Corporation, an advanced technology company specializing in the design, development and commercialization of small, modular and deployable electric power systems.
Represented a women and minority business focused on translation and interpretation services for the healthcare industry in connection with its initial round of venture capital financing.
Represented a U.S. financial institution in connection with the structuring and negotiations of a $25 billion initial public offering for a Chinese online commerce company, considered to be the largest in history.
Represented an international philanthropic organization in connection with the transfer of its entire asset portfolio valued at over $3 billion as a result of a change of custodian and service vendor.
Represented a financial institution in connection with numerous going private transactions for Chinese-based issuers and their respective management teams seeking to take advantage of lower market valuations in the technology sector.
Communications Technology Firm
Represented a financial technology firm in connection with various Yankee bond issuances for Italian companies seeking to access international capital markets while maintaining compliance with local taxation regime.
Represented a domestic financial institution in connection with a Chilean energy company’s $6 billion capital increase, considered to be the largest capital increase in Latin America to date.
Energy Technology Firm
Represented a U.S. Department of Defense-funded advanced technology company in connection with the structuring and negotiation of contracts relating to the purchase and construction of superconducting magnetic energy storage hardware.
Represented a foreign financial institution in connection with a project finance transaction connected to a $345 million loan for the construction and operation of a 916 km electricity transmission line connecting remote substations throughout Chile. Transaction was nominated for the 2012 Latin Lawyer Magazine’s Latin American Deal of the Year.
Communications Technology Firm
Represented an international financial technology company in connection with the structuring and execution mechanics for the successful exchange of $270 billion of Greek government debt.
Represented a U.S. financial institution in connection with the structuring and regulatory aspects of the first global equity offering of a Qatari company.
Represented a U.S. financial institution in connection with a registered rights offering to holders of American Depositary Shares in connection with a corporate mandate to increase liquidity and thus enhance the long-term growth prospects of one of the world's largest semiconductor chip foundries based in Singapore.
International Middle East-based Securities Exchange
Represented a recently established securities exchange based in the Middle East in connection with the establishment and enforcement of conditional trading and settlement rules for its member broker/dealer community.
Represented a U.S. financial institution as trustee, paying agent, transfer agent and registrar in connection with a $2.5 billion investment grade subordinated note offering by one of the largest commercial banking groups in Hong Kong.
Mutual Fund & Fund Administrator
Represented a Finnish investment fund administrator and a European mutual fund in connection with the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy case.
Represented a U.S. financial institution as depositary and fiscal agent in connection with a monoline bond insurer’s offer to exchange residential mortgage-backed securities and asset-backed securities valued at over $9 billion.
Foreign State Banking Institution
Represented a foreign state banking institution in connection with the establishment of a $400 million credit facility for the construction of a new international terminal at Mexico City’s Benito Juárez International Airport, considered one of Latin America’s most important and most innovative cross-border financings.
International Not-for-Profit Entities
Represented a number of international not-for-profit entities on the scope and terms of anti-bribery regulations pursuant to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977. Matters covered included the analysis of payments/gifts to foreign nationals (permissible vs. prohibited), affirmative defenses, standard local market business practices, US government guidance and enforcement, and the establishment of internal anti-corruption compliance procedures.
Registered Investment Adviser
Represented the domestic subsidiary of a foreign commercial bank, in connection with its registration as an investment adviser with the SEC.
Offshore Private Equity Fund
Represented a multi-billion dollar foreign private equity fund established to identify real estate investment opportunities in China, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Represented a U.S. financial institution in connection with the establishment of NYSE-listed depositary share and warrant facilities and the subsequent exchange of the NY registry shares of a major Dutch airline for the NYSE-listed shares and warrants of a French air carrier by means of an SEC registered exchange offer.
Alternative Energy Provider (Biofuels)
Represented a NY-based alternative energy source distributor on debt financing, regulatory matters, as well as proposed state rebate legislation.
Represented a U.S. financial institution in connection with the issuance of restricted securities upon the consummation of merger and acquisition transactions by an international news, sports and entertainment provider based in Australia.
International Law Firm
Represented equity owners of an insolvent international law firm in connection with partnership dissolution, staff retention, ongoing client representation and pre-exit fiduciary obligations.
Spirits Manufacturer and Distributor
Represented a U.S.-based holding company of an international conglomerate of premium spirits manufacturers and distributors in connection with its reorganization, acquisition and financing activities.
Represented a U.S. financial institution in connection with the establishment of a credit facility for, and the collateralization of assets held by, one of the largest suppliers of energy in the United States.
Represented a Delaware charitable organization in connection with its application for NYS real property tax exemptions on residences leased to low-to-moderate income inhabitants for the purpose of combating community deterioration.
Represented a U.S. financial institution in connection with the initial public offering of depositary shares and the establishment of a NASDAQ-listed depositary shares facility for a Taiwanese-based world leader in the development and manufacturing of micro-technology instruments.
- New York
MEMBERSHIPS: Association of the Bar of the City of New York; American Bar Association; National Crowdfunding Association (Regulatory Committee); Director, Radix Power and Energy Corporation