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Alex advises clients on cross-border project financings with an emphasis on project and trade finance.
Alex represents lenders, multi-lateral lenders, development finance institutions and borrowers doing business in emerging markets, particularly Sub-Saharan Africa.
With over 20 years' experience, Alex provides clear, commercial advice on complex issues to clients operating in the power and infrastructure sectors. He has extensive experience in the infrastructure and energy sectors (particularly oil, gas and renewable energy).
Alex has been recognised in Legal 500 in the categories of infrastructure, power and most recently as a leading practitioner in emerging markets. He is ideally placed to advise on transactions involving multi-lateral lenders having served a secondment to the Office of the General Counsel of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Steeve Jaskierowicz is a banking and finance lawyer in Orrick's Paris Office.
Steeve advises French and international banks and financial institutions as well as borrowers / issuers on debt restructuring, acquisition and corporate finance and debt capital markets transactions.
Prior to joining Orrick, Steeve was an associate for three years in the Banking & Finance department of De Pardieu Brocas Maffei.
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.
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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.
Caterina is a member of the Banking & Finance team of the Rome office.
She deals with structured finance transactions, mainly focusing on securitisation in respect of a variety of asset classes and structures. She assists international and Italian investment banks, funds arrangers, originators, and servicers.
Before joining Orrick, she worked in banking & finance departments of international and Italian law firms where she gained an extensive experience in finance and corporate matters, mainly dealing with structured finance, securitisation (in translations involving consumer loans, healthcare receivables, RMBS, NPL, UTP), project finance (with a focus on renewable energy), corporate law (mainly assisting in commercial agreements, complex non-standard agreements and corporate governance processes).
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.