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Banking & Finance

Banking-and-Finance

Commercial Finance

Our lawyers have advised a diverse group of financial institutions on the structuring and documentation of international financial transactions. Our clients include leading commercial banks, finance companies and hedge funds in the region. We are known for our innovation and devotion to the different needs of our clients.

We have advised on complex syndicated transactions, financing of asset and stock acquisitions, private equity investments, real estate acquisitions and development, construction loans, trade finance, asset-based lending, and working capital finance. We have often advised on leveraged acquisitions, and transactions involving several layers of financing. In addition, we have expertise in transactions secured by both traditional and unusual collateral. We also represent lenders and borrowers in mezzanine loan transactions for real estate finance, leveraged buy-outs and other transactions.

Structured & Real Estate Finance:

Structured finance lies at the heart of our firm’s expertise. Our team assists clients in developing, structuring and implementing complex facilities involving securitizations.  We have represented investment banks, specialized real estate lenders and other financiers, borrowers, funds and investors in all aspects of public and private distribution of structured finance securities. We have advised on cross-border fundraising, large loan, mezzanine, real estate investment funds, secondary market debt, NPL pool acquisitions, real estate mergers and acquisitions, joint venture structuring and complex real estate acquisitions.

 

Investment Funds

Our investment funds practice has broad structuring and regulatory expertise. Our lawyers have counseled clients on structuring investment funds across many different jurisdictions and with international investor bases. We have advised both investors and fund managers alike. Our lawyers are well-equipped to seamlessly advise clients on the full range of investment fund products available globally.

 

Insurance

Because of the variation in insurance industry regulations across national jurisdictions, companies must exercise particular caution when selling insurance products in foreign jurisdictions. We assist our clients with insurance policy content, price fixing, contracting with insurers, coverage disputes, life insurance and annuity matters, fidelity and surety bonds, antitrust and unfair trade practices, and commercial litigation.

Bankruptcy & Restructuring

Our lawyers have vast experience helping financially distressed businesses restructure. We are committed to helping our clients reorganize their operational and strategic goals to retain company value, as well as addressing liquidity shortages. We regularly advise both creditors and debtors in bankruptcy, assisting with out-of-court and court-supervised restructurings, corporate reorganizations, and distressed mergers and acquisitions.

In addition, our lawyers have experience representing commercial banks, finance companies, and hedge funds in resolving these transactions. We have counseled on debt restructuring, negotiation with mezzanine lenders and other sub-debt holders, realizing on collateral, judicial enforcement of creditor rights, and enforcement of rights in bankruptcy.