Pillsbury’s Russell DaSilva, senior counsel in the firm’s Finance practice, has been appointed to a two-year term on the International Bar Association’s Banking Law Committee Advisory Board.  This appointment caps off Russell’s many years of service to the IBA as an officer of its Banking Law Committee; he served as Co-Chair of that Committee from 2015 through 2017.

The Banking Law Committee is part of the IBA’s Legal Practice Division (LPD), which works to promote an interchange of information and views among its members about legislation, practices and professional responsibilities relating to the practice of law throughout the world. LPD committees such as the Banking Law Committee provide service to members through topic conference sessions, relevant projects and specialist conferences throughout the year and publications and newsletters. Officers serving on each committee’s advisory boards are instrumental in planning and implementing this programming, which is a mainstay of the LPD’s membership offering.

DaSilva, who also is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a frequent speaker and moderator at industry conferences, advises general corporate lending, trade finance and leveraged acquisition finance clients in credit transactions of all types, with a particular focus on cross-border deals. He draws on more than 30 years of global experience and fluency in several languages to advise lenders, borrowers, arrangers, agents and secondary market participants across the financial sector.