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Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

101 PARK AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10178-0061, USA
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David Bayrock

Work Tel: +1 212 696 6950
Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP

Work Department

Finance; Corporate


David Bayrock serves as co-chair of Curtis’ Finance group and is a partner within the wider Corporate department. He focuses his practice on international financing transactions, including project finance and debt restructurings, with an emphasis on clients that have limited access to traditional capital markets. Mr. Bayrock also has extensive experience in structured finance and derivatives transactions, as well as programs for capital markets debt issuances and Eximbank-guaranteed trade finance facilities. He represents both borrowers, including governmental and private entities, and lenders. Since 2010, he has, among other things, represented Petróleos de Venezuela and its subsidiaries in raising over US$10 billion in complex corporate and project financings.

Legal 500 has recognized Mr. Bayrock for his role in Curtis’ Latin American banking and finance practice. In addition, he has been honored by Latinvex as one of the top 100 international lawyers operating in Latin America for 2016 and 2017. Latin Lawyer has also noted Mr. Bayrock is a “key partner” in the Firm’s representation of Venezuela.


American Bar Association; New York State Bar Association


Cornell University Law School, J.D.; Haverford College, B.A.

Latin America: International firms

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP is best known for advising government entities and state-owned companies, especially in Mexico. It has a fine record in the oil and gas sector and is expanding into the wider energy field. The firm has a history of working with Venezuelan entities, but the economic crisis and sanctions imposed on the jurisdiction has decimated it’s work there, where it advised PDVSA for many years. Mexico City partner Rodrigo Valverde has played a pivotal role in developing connections in Mexico, including with state-owned infrastructure development bank, Banco Nacional de Obras y Servicios Públicos (Banobras), which the team advised on a peso-denominated secured credit facility for Red de Carreteras de Occidente. With a flourishing Mexico-related practice, the New York team is increasingly active there with partner David Bayrock refocusing his sights after spending many years with a distinct Venezuela emphasis. The team’s ‘overall level of service is excellent’, according to one client, who also commends its ‘very fast’ response times, ‘sharp’ advice and ‘invaluable industry knowledge’. The firm also provides ‘value for money’ by optimising team resources according to the seniority required. Associate Lilliana Dealbert is recommended by clients for her ability to explain urgent matters in Spanish and English and for follow-ups when required. Former New York partner William Candelaria, who has a close association with clients such as Grupo Posadas, joined DLA Piper LLP (US) in 2017.

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