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Giovanbattista Gianni is a banking and finance lawyer in Orrick's Paris office.
Giovanbattista advises French and international credit and financial institutions as well as sponsors and borrowers on French and cross-border financings, structured finance transactions and restructurings related to existing financings.
Prior to joining Orrick, Giovanbattista was a student apprentice in a major portfolio management company and an intern in a Magic Circle law firm. Giovanbattista has also practiced as junior legal counsel in the French branch of a leading US credit institution & investment firm.
Howard Goldwasser has a broad range of transactional experience with a focus on structured finance and securitization of both traditional and non-traditional asset classes, including CDOs and CLOs, “marketplace” loans, credit card receivables, trade receivables, airline ticket receivables, drug royalty receivables and covered bonds.
His clients include investment banks, commercial banks, non-bank lenders, hedge funds and investment managers.
Howard is recognized as a market-leading lawyer in the U.S. CLO space. He has advised on the structuring of U.S. CLOs and CDOs since the emergence of the U.S. CLO and CDO markets in the mid-1990s. Post-financial crisis, he has been advising both arrangers and collateral managers in the “CLO 2.0” market that emerged in the years after the financial crisis. Howard has done pioneering work in the area of securitization risk retention, in particular with respect to the creation of so-called “CMVs” (capitalized management vehicles) and “C-MOAs” (capitalized majority-owned affiliates) designed to enable collateral managers to source third-party debt and equity to facilitate compliance with both the U.S.'s and the European Union's securitization risk retention rules. He is also an innovator in the area of CLO warehousing, where he has designed traditional and non-traditional warehousing programs for CLO arrangers.
Howard also represents banks and non-bank lenders on syndicated and bilateral financings, senior secured term loan financings, receivables and asset-based financings, in particular, financings related to the warehousing of financial assets for securitization.
Emin Guseynov is a member of the firm’s Banking & Finance Group, based in New York.
Emin’s practice focuses on advising direct lenders in connection with a variety of finance transactions, including leveraged acquisitions and corporate financings. He also advises investment banks and other lending institutions in leveraged finance, marketplace lending and structured finance transactions. In addition, Emin represents Orrick’s corporate clients in connection with corporate finance transactions, project financings and debtor in possession financings.
Prior to joining Orrick, Emin was an associate at Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy LLP
Bill Haft is a corporate finance lawyer and serves as head of Orrick’s global Banking & Finance group. He has a broad practice counseling international financial institutions and corporations in credit and capital markets transactions; bank, structured and asset finance; project finance; securities regulation and commercial law; mergers and acquisitions; joint ventures and restructurings.
Bill regularly counsels clients in connection with cross-border matters, including maritime, energy and infrastructure transactions.
Reflecting feedback from his clients, Bill was recently named to BTI’s “Client Service All-Stars,” an exclusive recognition for lawyers who demonstrate superior client service. Described by an IFLR1000 client commentator as “extremely responsive” with a “deep spectrum of knowledge,” in Banking and Finance, Bill is also consistently recognized as a leading international lawyer by Chambers Global for his “experience working with French and other European clients on capital markets transactions.”
Bill has particular experience in the maritime sector having advised on numerous complex international shipping and offshore corporate and capital markets transactions and restructurings on behalf of a cross section of banks, arrangers, investors, owners and operators.
Before joining Orrick, Bill practiced with two other international law firms in New York and Paris.
Rick advises investment funds and asset managers on structured finance, securitisation and fund financing solutions in respect of a wide range of alternative and illiquid asset classes.
He has experience with funding structures backed directly and indirectly by commercial real estate, private debt and other asset classes. He advises on fund leverage matters including warehouse lines, loan-on-loan and repo financing, as well as loan portfolios (performing and non-performing) acquired or disposed of using securitisation and structured lending techniques.Rick handles derivatives-related matters as as well as standard and esoteric securitisations, across a wide range of specialty finance structures and asset classes.
Seth counsels clients through all stages of a privacy or data security incident, navigating the array of legal issues that arise, managing the response and investigation of an incident and defending clients against resulting litigation and regulatory investigations. He is also a trusted advisor of top U.S. companies on cyber risk insurance, leveraging his experience to provide a nuanced understanding when evaluating cyber risk insurance contracts.
Seth collaborates with colleagues firmwide on privacy and cybersecurity compliance and on incident response, applying lessons learned from significant incidents to help clients ensure compliance and effective planning.
Seth also has experience representing clients in connection with claims by credit card brands and financial institutions around payment card-related data breaches. He advises clients on the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards and negotiation of agreements implicating payment card data.
Dolph Hellman, a leading fund formation and commercial finance lawyer in the San Francisco office, is the Co-Chair of the firm's Private Investment Funds Group and a member of the firm's Corporate Department.
Dolph concentrates his sophisticated practice on private equity investor representation and fund formation as well as representing financial institutions and corporations in privately negotiated debt transactions. Dolph counsels some of the largest public pension plans in the United States and other institutional investors and helps them achieve their business goals with respect to various U.S.-based and international alternative investments (including funds focused on real estate, buy-out, venture capital and mezzanine investment opportunities) as well as sponsors in fund formation.
In addition, Dolph has a broad range of experience in commercial lending transactions, including secured financings, unsecured and asset-based financings, vendor and customer financings, subscription credit facilities, project financing, venture debt financings, letters of credit, receivables purchase financings and leasing. Dolph's clients include various financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and numerous start-up companies (the latter group of which he represents in dozens of venture debt financing transactions each year for which he is recognized as one of the leading company-side counsel in the San Francisco Bay Area).
Timo is passionate about contributing his deep practical know-how and broad market experience to combine legal excellence and economic understanding for solutions that work best for his clients.
Timo heads our Capital Markets and Banking & Finance (incl. Regulatory) practice in Germany and has been advising clients on respective law matters for more than 15 years.
He inter alia advises in the fields of regulatory & asset management (incl. AIFs) and restructuring, corporate law and derivative/carbon trading and is member in a creditors committee.
Timo helps his clients, among them banks, corporates, listed companies, and asset managers in capital markets and finance transactions, M&A, squeeze outs, IPOs/ICOs as well as with regard to compliance. He also has special market experience regarding (renewable) energy, banking (stock exchange), insurance, and fund structuring as well as technology.
Madeleine Horrocks is a finance and capital markets partner based in the Milan office and a dual-qualified English and Italian lawyer. She is a member of the firm's Banking & Finance team.
Madeleine has expertise in a number of different areas and her broad practice covers all types of finance and capital markets work, with a particular emphasis on securitisation, derivatives, EMTN, covered bonds, structured finance and general lending. She regularly represents arrangers, lead managers, swap counterparties, issuers, trustees and noteholder representatives on a wide range of finance and capital markets matters. Madeleine advises major Italian and international banks, corporates and financial institutions active in the European financial markets. She also has experience of advising on finance transactions in the emerging African off-grid energy sector.
She has been based permanently in Italy since 2003. Prior to joining Orrick, Madeleine worked for a leading international firm in their Milan office.
Madeleine is ranked Band 2 in Chambers Global for Capital Markets Italy (Foreign Expert) and in the Legal Community Finance Report she is described as "Superlative: pragmatic with a business orientated approach which allows her to solve complex issues always and easily".
Steph Hsu is an associate in the Banking & Finance group in the New York office.
Stephanie’s practice focuses on secured lending facilities and other commercial finance transactions. She regularly works with major financial institutions, public and privately owned companies and direct lenders.
Richard Hunt, an associate in the London office, is a member of the Banking & Finance team.
Richard has experience acting for both creditors and borrowers on a wide range of cross-border finance matters. He regularly acts for companies in the renewable energy and technology sectors and has also been involved in advising on cross-border and domestic restructuring and insolvency issues.
Christine is dedicated to help her clients in achieving the financings that best meet their business needs and provide flexibility for future developments. Christine provides her clients with comprehensive legal advice combined with a deep understanding of the economics of the deal and actual needs. Clients benefit from her long-standing transaction experience and deep market insights.
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 re-financings. 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.
Christine is being recognized for her banking & finance work by national and international publications such as leading German business daily Handelsblatt or IFLR1000.
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.