Ed Ji is an associate in the Banking & Finance group in the Los Angeles office.
Ed assists major financial institutions, public and privately owned companies and direct and alternative lenders in effectively assessing legal risks in complex secured and unsecured commercial finance transactions.
Christine is dedicated to providing her clients with comprehensive, excellent legal advice combined with a deep understanding of the economics of the deal and actual business needs. Her long-standing transaction experience and deep market insights are huge assets, in particular in high-end cross-border transactions.
Christine’s work is focused on Banking and Finance. She advises on complex national and international financings in private equity transactions and in particular on acquisition financings and refinancings. Christine has also advised on a considerable number of financial restructurings.
Her clients mainly include large private equity firms as well as their portfolio companies from various industries.
IFLR1000 recognizes Christine as a “notable practitioner” in their 2019 edition for her banking & finance work.
Christine studied law in Heidelberg, Passau and Mannheim and obtained her Master‘s Degree (LL.M.) at the University of Waikato/New Zealand.
Before joining Orrick in 2018, she had been a partner at another international law firm.
Rebecca is an associate in the financial services regulatory team and provides advice on a broad range of financial regulation.
Rebecca has worked with regulated companies and financial institutions on, among other things, authorisation, outsourcing, systems and controls, payment services, e-money, consumer credit and anti-money laundering regulations. She also works with clients in the Fintech space, including providing advice on crypto-currencies and ICOs.
Franco Lambiase is an English qualified solicitor based in our Milan office.
Franco advises on a broad range of finance and capital markets transactions including securitisation, Eurobonds and EMTN, derivatives and general lending.
He concluded his legal studies in London, earning a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in 2014 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Practice in 2015.
Franco is bilingual (Italian and English).
Thomas Laryea is a recognized international law and policy expert in sovereign debt restructuring and Africa-related finance and investment. While he has a special interest in Africa, his experience is truly global.
Thomas formerly served as Assistant General Counsel at the International Monetary Fund, where he was responsible for the IMF’s legal relations in finance and economic surveillance with each of its member countries.
His practice bridges legal and strategic advice on the transactional, public policy and dispute resolution aspects of international finance and investment.
San Francisco; Los Angeles
San Francisco; Los Angeles
David Lin, a partner working across Orrick's San Francisco and Los Angeles offices, is a member of the Banking & Finance Group.
Described as “awesome at following up on the details and managing difficult discussions with the clients” in the 2017 California Banking & Finance category of Chambers USA, David assists major financial institutions, public and privately owned companies and alternative lenders and BDCs in effectively assessing legal risks in complex secured and unsecured commercial finance transactions. He advises on acquisitions, dividend recapitalizations, project construction and development, asset-based loans and corporate refinancings, as well as workout and restructuring matters. He has extensive experience in financings involving gaming companies, Native American tribes and tribal enterprises, including new casino projects and casino expansion projects.
Paul Loisel is a banking and finance lawyer in Orrick in Paris.
He focuses on infrastructure finance (concessions and PPP), renewable energy (wind, solar, hydro), real estate financing and restructuring. He advises both the lenders and the sponsors in connection with complex financing operations, mainly in France and in Africa.
Paul joined Orrick in 2017, after six years at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in Paris. He was also seconded in the BNP Paribas corporate acquisition team for four months and in the Herbert Smith Freehills London office for seven months in the Energy and Infrastructure finance team.
Mr. Mathews, a partner in Orrick’s New York office, serves as Global Co-Head of the Derivatives group. He is also a member of the Structured Finance, Banking and Finance, and Energy and Infrastructure groups.
His practice focuses on representing financial institutions, governmental and regulated entities, hedge funds and corporate end-users in structuring and negotiating a broad range of fixed income, foreign exchange, commodity, energy and credit derivative products. Among other things, he has successfully negotiated numerous domestic and cross-border hedging transactions relating to leveraged loans and infrastructure transactions. In addition, Mr. Mathews has significant experience in foreign exchange and fixed income prime brokerage issues, as well as various structured products. He also regularly advises clients on derivatives regulation, including rules relating to the central clearing, exchange trading, reporting, recordkeeping and other requirements of the Dodd-Frank legislation, as well as the negotiation of related documentation.
Mr. Mathews is lead editor of Orrick’s publication, Derivatives in Review, which periodically highlights important legal, regulatory and other newsworthy developments in the area of derivatives. He has also published articles in several journals, including on rating agency hedge criteria in connection with structured finance transactions.
Before joining Orrick, Mr. Mathews was vice president and assistant general counsel at Goldman, Sachs & Co. and director and counsel at UBS AG. He also served as a law clerk to the Honorable Nicholas Tsoucalas of the United States Court of International Trade.
From 1999 to 2007, Mr. Mathews held a commission as a Captain in the United States Army Reserve, where he was qualified to practice as a Judge Advocate. A veteran of both Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom, he served as an Operational and Administrative Law attorney in Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Andrew Mattei, a partner in the New York office, is a member of the Banking & Finance group. Andrew represents both domestic and non-U.S. commercial banks and investment banks in negotiation of complex leveraged and investment grade lending transactions. He has a wide range of experience in first lien/second lien financing and negotiation of intercreditor agreements.
Patrizio Messina is a dual qualified lawyer (England and Wales, and Italy), a senior legal expert in International Business and Finance with specific regional focus on Europe and Africa (WAEMU and CEMAC). Patrizio serves as leader of the Global Finance sector and is a member of the Firm’s Global Management Committee.
Patrizio is fellow of the King's College of London and visiting professor at the MBA of the LUISS Business School in “Legal Aspects of International Business Finance”.
Patrizio represents governments, large public companies, global leading banking and financial groups, hedge and private equity funds on complex and pioneering transactions.
Patrizio is (i) a deep expert in Debt Capital Markets transactions spreading from Corporate bonds, Eurobonds, Mini-bonds, EMTN and private placements, to asset finance and securitizations as well as other structured financings collateralized by a large variety of performing and non-performing assets; and (ii) senior advisor in major strategic M&A in Europe with focus in the banking, energy and infrastructure industries.
His experience includes sophisticated banking deals, leveraged finance and tailored funding arrangements.
Thomas Mitchell, a partner in the San Francisco office, is a member of the Restructuring Group. He concentrates his practice in the areas of bankruptcy, insolvency, creditors’ rights and commercial law.
He has represented secured and unsecured creditors, indenture trustees and others in bankruptcies and workouts in a variety of industries, including technology, rail transportation, air transportation, securities trading, commodities trading, supermarket, automobile sales, construction (including solar energy), retailing, convenience store, health care, telecommunications, film and television production, restaurant, home construction, real estate development, and equipment manufacturing.
He also has extensive experience in the structuring of asset securitization transactions to resolve bankruptcy and commercial law issues, representing issuers, underwriters, and credit enhancers with respect to many asset types, including mortgage loans (residential and commercial, U.S. and foreign), credit cards (secured and unsecured), trade receivables (U.S. and foreign), consumer and marketplace loans, property assessed clean energy (PACE), delinquent property tax receivables, tobacco settlement payments, attorneys’ fee payments in connection with the tobacco settlement, whole business securitization, home equity loans, auto loans, time share loans, excess servicing fees, manufactured home loans, aircraft leases, home relocation receivables, defaulted receivables, electric utility stranded costs, franchise loans, dealer floorplan loans, equipment leases, mutual fund fees, limited partnership interests, bank funds flows, annuity fees, health care receivables, insured student loans, repackaged securities, viatical loans, and insurance premium receivables. In addition, he has been responsible for commercial law and bankruptcy structuring of collateralized debt obligations, municipal derivatives, lease to service contracts, Indian tribe financings, and a wide variety of public finance transactions and project finance transactions. He also represents borrowers and lenders in secured transactions.
Carine Mou Si Yan is a member of the firm’s Banking & Finance Group, based in Paris.
Dual-qualified in Paris and New York, Carine counsels on French and cross-border banking and finance transactions, including the financing and refinancing aspects of restructuring transactions and real estate finance.
Carine has been involved in numerous restructuring transactions, ranging from small but complex to major restructurings. She advises both debtors and creditors in numerous industry sectors, such as construction, heavy industry, paper, transportation, energy distribution network, hospitality, food retail and real estate.
She also has deep experience in real estate finance with respect to a wide range of real estate assets, such as commercial, office, logistics, hotels and infrastructure properties, acting for borrowers and lenders, whether credit institutions or alternative fund providers.
Carine earned her LL.M. from NYU Law and her J.D. from Paris II Panthéon Assas and Paris XII Créteil.