Mr Mark Denham > Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP > Miami, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
MIAMI, FLORIDA 33131-4332
United States

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.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Transport: aviation and air travel - finance

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is consistently involved in all manner of aviation finance structures, including many first in-kind transactions, as well as several of the market’s largest ABS and EETC transactions. New York-based John Hoyns and Steven Chung in Washington DC co-chair the aviation practice, and are both recognized for their experience in complex aircraft and equipment financing transactions. In Miami, Mark Denham led advice to United Airlines on a $325m secured convertible financing for Latin American carrier Avianca Holdings. Andrew Fowler and Terry Sanders are additional key contacts in New York. Cynthia Liu in Washington DC and New York-based Sean Murphy   are experienced senior associates.

Latin America: International firms > City focus - Miami

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP stands out for its strength in Brazil financings, particularly in the bilateral and syndicated finance segment. The Miami office is also at the forefront of Latin America aviation finance, restructurings and structured financings. Moreover, it has a burgeoning presence M&A and corporate transactions in the region. Led by Federico Goudie, co-chair of the Latin America team, the firm has represented the Republic of Paraguay on a range of matters over the years, including infrastructure projects and sovereign bond issuances; he led the team that represented the sovereign state in its emergency bond issuance to raise funds to address the Covid crisis. Co-chair of the Latin America group, Ruben Diaz is a seasoned figure in corporate transactions and Mark Denham is a leading name in aviation finance. Amy Dulin has an outstanding reputation in bank lending, especially syndicated loans in Brazil and across Latin America. Luis O’Naghten is noted for international arbitrations involving Latin American entities.

Latin America: International firms > Banking and finance

Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP is at the forefront of bilateral and syndicated lending in Brazil with much credit going to senior figure Amy Dulin. Beyond this segment, the firm has achieved genuine prominence in acquisition finance, trade finance, restructurings and aviation finance across the region. It frequently represents some of the biggest international lenders that are active in Latin America, along with regional banks, airlines, corporates and sovereign borrowers. While Brazil is its primary jurisdiction, it is achieving further penetration of key markets such as Mexico, Colombia, Paraguay and Central America. Co-chair of the Latin America group Federico Goudie is a rounded regional specialist with extensive expertise in debt restructurings and structured financings; he was raised in Brazil and has represented the Republic of Paraguay for over 20 years. Mark Denham also grew up in Brazil and has a fine record in Latin America aviation finance. Counsel Emilio Saiz is another key name. All named individuals are based in Miami.