Representative Matters

Financial Services

  • Represented an international financial solutions and securities processing firm in connection with a $5 billion sovereign debt offering in fully certificated (non-book entry) form.

  • Represented a U.S. financial institution in connection with the structured sale of a $7.9 billion stake in the world’s largest e-commerce provider.

  • Represented a U.S. financial institution in connection with the spin-off of a leading Indian-based steel producer, as part of an $18 billion diversification plan.

  • Represented a U.S. financial institution in connection with the $4.8 billion acquisition of a leading global parcel operator.

  • Represented a U.S. financial institution in various Latin American solar and wind project finance transactions, including deals in Uruguay, El Salvador, Guatemala, Panama and Peru.

  • Represented a U.S. financial institution in connection with the structuring and negotiation of a $25 billion NYSE-listed initial public offering for a Chinese online commerce company, considered to be the largest in history.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 U.S.

  • Represented a U.S. financial institution as trustee, paying agent, transfer agent & registrar in connection with a $2.5 billion investment grade subordinated note offering by one of the largest commercial banking groups in Hong Kong.

  • 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.

  • 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 & manufacturing of micro-technology instruments.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Represented a Middle-East private equity group in connection with the provision of ongoing international telecommunication services from Bangladesh for use by a multinational UAE-based telecom service provider.

  • 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 Latin Lawyer Magazine’s Latin American Deal of the Year.

  • 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.

  • Represented a 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 multi-billion dollar foreign private equity fund established to identify real estate investment opportunities in China, Malaysia and Indonesia.

Energy

  • Represented a Middle-East based distributor of wind turbines in connection with the structuring and negotiation of terms related to exclusive regional distributorship rights.

  • Represented a NY-based alternative energy source distributor on debt financing, regulatory matters, as well as proposed state rebate legislation.

Fund Administrators and Investment Advisers

  • Represented a Finnish investment fund administrator and a European mutual fund in connection with the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy case.

  • Represented the domestic subsidiary of a foreign commercial bank, in connection with its registration as an investment adviser with the SEC.

Technology

  • Represented a superconducting wire technology firm in connection with its strategic partnership with a US-based designer & manufacturer of power systems for government and private sector energy projects.

  • Represented a financial technology firm in connection with various multi-billion dollar Yankee bond issuances for Italian companies seeking to access international capital markets while maintaining compliance with local taxation regime.

  • 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 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 financial technology firm in connection with various multi-billion dollar sovereign debt offerings requiring advanced secondary market settlement structuring.

Not-for-Profit Entities

  • 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 & service vendor.

  • 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, U.S. government guidance and enforcement, and the establishment of internal anti-corruption compliance procedures.

  • 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.

Healthcare Services

  • 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.

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 & 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.

Superyacht Owner

  • Represented a corporate owner in connection with the negotiation and sale of a U.S. Coast Guard-registered superyacht, including the review and resolution of legacy U.S. import duty issues.