Representative Experience

Represented the agent and lead arranger on a $4.8 billion Term A, Term and revolving credit facility for a leading American media and telecommunications company.

Advised BNP Paribas, Goldman Sachs and DVB Capital Markets as joint bookrunners in the securitization of 20 aircraft valued at over $814 million.

Represented JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation in its project financing of the $1 billion JBIC-financed carbon capture and storage project.

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  • Bank Finance
    • Advised lead arrangers, administrative agent and collateral agent on $2.2 billion senior secured financing for recapitalization of a media and entertainment company.
    • Represented a U.S. pet industry retailer, as borrower, in $1.5 billion worth of senior secured credit facilities.
    • Represented a top 5 U.S. natural gas trader on its secured revolving credit facility providing up to $1.5 billion of borrowing capacity.
  • Projects
    • Energy
      • Advised the agent and arranger on a $360 million nuclear fuel financing for a utility company.
      • Advised Marubeni Corporation in the $3.8 billion financing of a gas pipeline and LNG liquefaction terminal in Peru.
      • Represented the project company and sponsor Tenaska in a 130 MW solar power plant refinancing, recognized as the ‘‘Deal of the Year’’ by Platts.
      • Counseled the Sacramento Municipal Utility District on the Iowa Hill project, a 400 MW pumped storage system.
    • Infrastructure/P3
      • Advised JP Morgan Securities and Barclays Capital on Portsmouth Gateway Group’s private activity bonds (PABs) financing to build a 16-mile highway.
      • Represented the administrative agent and the senior bank lenders in the strict foreclosure, debt and equity restructuring, and tax structuring of the Pocahontas Parkway toll road project.
      • Advised a financial institution regarding project bonds issued on behalf of the Autopista Central toll road in Santiago, Chile.
    • Manufacturing
      • Advised a Midwest fertilizer company on its $2.6 billion fertilizer manufacturing project in Indiana.
      • Represented a foreign bank regarding $200 million letter of credit facility under which standby letters of credit may be issued to fulfill manufacturer’s contractual obligations.
  • Asset Finance
    • Counseled Turkish Airlines in connection with the issuance of the first Yen-denominated Enhanced Equipment Trust Certificate coupled with a JOLCO.
    • Represented airlines in more than 30 countries on the purchase, sale or financing of US$6 billion of aircraft.
    • Counseled Etihad Airways regarding its commercial debt, export credit (including European ECA and Ex-Im) financing, capital markets Ex-Im Bank-guaranteed refinancing and Islamic financing of Airbus and Boeing aircraft.
    • Acted for Citibank N.A. in the U.S. Ex-Im Bank-supported financing of Boeing 777-200ER aircraft, named “Deal of the Year” by both Global Trade Review and Trade Finance magazines.
    • Represented sole structuring agent and initial purchaser in Fan Engine Securitization Limited’s $169.5 million ABS notes issuance to refinance 2008 term loans secured by 35 GECAS-serviced aircraft engines.

Practice Area Highlights

Nationally ranked by Chambers USA: Corporate M&A, Investment Funds, Venture Capital, and International Trade.

Received more than a dozen “Deal of the Year” awards for energy and project finance transactions since 2002, including projects in North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia.

Assisted clients in financing or refinancing of more than 1,000 commercial and corporate jet aircraft with an aggregate value exceeding $60 billion.