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Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

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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 remains best known for syndicated and bilateral loans in Brazil. The firm has worked on a series of landmark syndicated deals in the jurisdiction and throughout Latin America thanks in part to an illustrious client base of lenders and borrowers such as Banco Santander, Bank of America, BNP Paribas, Citibank, Darnel Group, ING Bank, Natixis, Republic of Paraguay, SER Holding Company, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Ticofrut. In addition to its plentiful international investment and commercial bank relationships, it is also increasingly active on behalf of funds acting as creditors. Outside of Brazil, the team has experienced an uptick in lending engagements in Chile and Argentina and also has a solid record in Peru. In addition, it has broadened its practice to include a series of club loans in 2017 and into 2018. Showcasing the breadth of the practice, the firm also advised the Republic of Paraguay on its $500m sovereign bond issuance in 2017. Co-chair of the banking and financial services practice group and managing partner of the Miami office, Amy Dulin is a market leader for Brazil-related syndicated and bilateral loans; demonstrating ‚Äėgood chemistry‚Äô with her clients, she provides ‚Äėpersonal attention and a lot of experience in the region‚Äô and ‚Äėknows which issues are important‚Äô note peers. Co-chair of the Latin America practice Federico Goudie is a versatile practitioner who operates across various practice areas but has notable experience in acquisition and project finance for Latin American borrowers and sponsors. Mark Denham is another multi-skilled player with an especially impressive record in aviation finance for corporate jet and commercial airlines; he has additional experience in securitisation-type financings and distressed debt work. Ruben Diaz also has a broad practice, with a particular focus on Central America.

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United States: Industry focus

Transport: aviation and air travel - finance

Within: Transport: aviation and air travel - finance

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is active across a range of aviation deals, including securities offerings, M&A, workouts and bankruptcies, and inter-airline mandates. Steven Chung in Washington DC, who jointly heads the team with John Hoyns, advised Air Lease Corporation, as the seller and servicer, on an asset-backed securitization for Thunderbolt II Aircraft Lease and Thunderbolt II APS, to be serviced by Air Lease Corporation; he also advised Citigroup Global Markets, as lead structuring agent and joint lead bookrunner, on a $911.3m asset-backed securitization for Castlelake Aircraft Structured Trust 2018-1, to be serviced by Castlelake. Hyons represented United Airlines in a $225.7m public offering of Class B certificates, part of its Series 2018-1 enhanced equipment trust certificates. Mark Denham in Miami, Andrew Fowler, Terry Sanders and counsel Jason Kaplan are also recommended. Additionally, the team was further strengthened by arrival of Jonathan Goldstein from Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP. Named lawyers are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

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