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Mark Denham

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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

Work Department

Aviation; Banking & Financial Services; Corporate; International; Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances; Latin America; Mergers & Acquisitions.


Partner in the Corporate Department, with primary focus on aviation matters and international lending and finance transactions (including equipment lending/leasing transactions, structured senior, second lien and subordinated loans, cash-flow loans, syndications, participations and Islamic-compliant financings), and with significant experience in distressed debt portfolio acquisitions, restructurings, international joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, product distribution, and general corporate and commercial matters.


Paul Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Attorney; 1994-2006) General Electric Capital Corporation, GE Capital Solutions (Regional Counsel, Latin America Corporate Aircraft; 2006-2008).


Portuguese (fluent) Spanish (proficient).


Liberty University, B.S., 1990, magna cum laude University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1994, Virginia Law Review.

Latin America: International firms

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is a market leader in syndicated and bilateral loans work, primarily acting on the lender side. The firm has a long and impressive record in Brazil and is a growing force in other regions such as Central America, Mexico, Peru and Colombia. By principally acting on the lender side in syndicated financings, the firm has gained exposure to a wide range of arrangers. Clients include Citibank, Natixis, Rabobank, ABN AMRO, Crédit Agricole, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, Santander, BNP Paribas, Mizuho Bank, Scotiabank and Wells Fargo. Recent highlights on the borrower-side include advising Multibank on a $55m syndicated interbank credit agreement with six banks; Standard Chartered acted as administrative agent. Co-chair of the banking and financial services practice group and managing partner of the Miami office, Amy Dulin is a major name in Latin America syndicated lending, especially in Brazil. Co-chair of the Latin America practice Federico Goudie is noted for structured and trade financings, project financings and other capital markets related financings. Mark Denham specialises in structured aircraft financings and bilateral financings in Brazil and elsewhere, and is also an expert in distressed debt. In a noteworthy September 2016 hire, Ruben Diaz, formerly general counsel of Dominican Republic conglomerate Grupo Pellas, joined the firm as co-chair of the Latin America practice.

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United States: Finance

Asset finance and leasing

Within: Asset finance and leasing

Delivering excellent service and legal advice’, Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP’s aviation group handles aircraft and equipment finance, sale and purchase contracts, bankruptcies and restructurings, and has extensive experience in EETC offerings. Indeed, New York-based co-chair John Hoyns acted for United Airlines in multiple EETC offerings in 2015 and 2016, totaling nearly $2.5bn. Additionally, the team acted as debtor’s counsel to Republic Airways Holdings in the company’s $3.5bn Chapter 11 restructuring. Washington DC-based co-chair Steven Chung advised a group of lenders to Delta Air Lines on $450m in loans, backed by a pool of 26 used Airbus and Boeing aircraft. On the leasing side, the group acted for Hawaiian Airlines regarding a sale and leaseback transaction of three Airbus aircraft from Jackson Square Aviation. Mark Denham has particular experience in cross-border aircraft lending and leasing and Islamic financing, and Andrew Fowler is also noted.

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