Our firm is active in representing banks, other financial institutions and borrowers in sophisticated syndicated lending, project finance and asset-based lending transactions. Much of the project finance, trade finance, and secured and unsecured lending work of the firm involves banks and financial institutions with a leading international presence, and domestic and multinational borrowers and projects. For example, the firm has recently been instrumental in a range of secured export finance transactions involving Mexican and Venezuelan borrowers. We have also acted on behalf of borrowers and lenders in government-supported financing, including Ex-Im Bank, OPIC, FCIA and foreign government programs, as well as private export insurance and guarantees. Our partners also have extensive experience representing international financial institutions (IFIs), such as the Inter-American Development Bank and the Asian Development Bank, in complex, multi-jurisdictional project and infrastructure finance. Our experience in equipment/project financing has included co-generation waste-to-energy and other industrial facilities, ships and aircraft, and major infrastructure projects, including airports, toll roads, ports and water systems.
We have represented numerous U.S. and foreign financial institutions in correspondent banking relationships and transactions, including international money transfers, negotiable instruments and collections. The firm’s experience in this area is especially strong as it relates to transactions involving Latin America and Europe.
In addition to our substantial transaction experience, we have substantial experience in advising New York-based financial institutions, as well as foreign financial institutions with branches, agencies or other offices in New York, with respect to Federal and State bank regulatory matters, including lending limits; FDIC rules and regulations; interstate banking; affiliate transactions; negotiations with regulators on a wide range of matters, such as the organization of new banking entities and bank acquisitions and reorganizations; negotiation; implementation and lifting of MOUs; cease and desist orders for troubled financial institutions; and bank liquidations.
Our partners and counsel who focus on this practice area include: