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Paris Theofanidis

Paul Hastings LLP

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Corporate Department/Finance


Paris A. Theofanidis is a partner in the Finance practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Houston office. Mr. Theofanidis' principal practice areas are finance, derivatives, and structured products. He has extensive experience representing corporate borrowers and issuers, institutional investors, insurance companies, private equity funds, hedge funds, commercial banks, and underwriters in a multitude of significant transactions involving various subspecialties of finance, including syndicated bank finance, structured finance, project finance, capital markets finance, private placement of notes, equipment finance, mezzanine finance, second lien finance, bridge finance, and maritime finance. Mr. Theofanidis also represents dealers and corporate end-users in an array of over-the-counter derivatives transactions and structured products, including interest rate hedges, commodity hedges, foreign exchange transactions and currency options, equity derivatives, structured investments, total return swaps, credit default swaps, repurchase agreements, and cross-products netting and collateral arrangements. Mr. Theofanidis also has extensive experience negotiating and documenting physically-settled commodity transactions, including forward sale transactions involving the purchase and sale of crude oil, natural gas, and gold.


Serves on the Policy Committee of Paul Hastings LLP


- University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1998 (summa cum laude; Notes and Comments Editor, Houston Law Review, 1997-1998; Outstanding Law Review Award 1998, Texas Bar Foundation; Order of the Coif; Order of the Barons) - University of Houston, B.B.A. Finance, 1991 - Admitted to practice law in Texas, 1998

United States: Industry focus

Energy: transactions: oil and gas

Within: Energy: transactions: oil and gas

Acting for energy companies, lenders and investors, Paul Hastings LLP has experience of M&A and asset disposals, corporate and tax structuring, and capital markets transactions particularly in the upstream and midstream oil and gas sectors. Greg Nelson chairs the Houston office, which also includes Paris Theofanidis and Jimmy Vallee.

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