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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

101 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10178-0060, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 309 6000
Fax:
Fax +1 212 309 6001
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Web:
www.morganlewis.com

Thomas Mellor

Tel:
Work +1.212.309.6995
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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Work Department

Latin America Team; Finance

Position

Thomas represents banks and other financial institutions in a variety of debt finance transactions in the United States and globally, including syndicated, club and bilateral lending transactions (investment grade and leveraged) as well as project finance and restructuring transactions. He has particular experience in cross-border financings (especially in Latin America, Europe, and Asia) as well as financings with structural or other sorts of complexity. Tom has been ranked by Latinvex as one of Latin America's Top 100 Lawyers (2014-2015).  Chambers Latin America 2017 has ranked Tom in Banking & Finance, Latin America-wide.

Education

Bates College; The American University in Cairo, 1988–1989, Visiting Student; UCLA School of Law


Latin America: International firms

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP remains best known for bilateral and syndicated loans in Brazil and continues to be a leader in bondholder debt restructurings across the region. Argentina is a growth market for a team that is also active in Central America. Moreover, the practice is increasingly active in private placements in Latin America. The firm is especially close to HSBC, which it advises on multiple transactions, and has a growing connection to the likes of ING, Deutsche Bank and Bank of America; its private placement work, in turn, is driven by a number of insurance company clients. The team continues to advise the steering committee of bondholders in the restructuring of Brazilian construction company OAS; and represented Argentina’s sovereign bondholders on their rights under equal treatment clauses and in connection with related settlement discussions. Notably, the firm’s bondholder debt restructuring expertise is increasingly sought by banks to assess creditor exposure. Timothy DeSieno has an outstanding record in bondholder debt restructurings in the region, while co-chair of the Latin America practice Thomas Mellor is known for bilateral and syndicated loans, especially in Brazil. Brazil-qualified and Houston-based Felipe Alice is known for restructurings and front-end lending; also in Houston, Mexico-qualified Humberto Padilla Gonzalez has immense experience in that jurisdiction; while Washington DC-based Ulises Pin is particularly noted for telecoms financings. Hartford partner Daniel Papermaster and Thomas O’Connor are recognised for private placements in the region. Luis Torres-Cervantes is the key name at associate level for bank lending. All named individuals are New York-based unless stated otherwise.

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