Mr Thomas Mellor > Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
101 PARK AVENUE
NEW YORK, NY 10178-0060
United States

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

Lawyer Rankings

Latin America: International firms > Banking and finance

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP remains a prominent player in bilateral and syndicated loans in Brazil, along with having a potent bondholder debt restructuring practice in Latin America. Private placement-driven financings are another growing element of the practice. It represents major banks such as HSBC in lending transactions, insurance companies in private placement financings (particularly in Mexico), and creditors in restructuring transactions.  New clients include Cerberus Capital Management and Credit Suisse. It recently advised Cerberus and JP Morgan Chase on a structured financing investment for payroll-lender Bayport Colombia. Co-chair of the Latin America practice Thomas Mellor is noted for bank lending and restructurings; he has a long history with HSBC. Timothy DeSieno is a leading name in sovereign debt financings and restructurings, often representing the creditors. Hartford partner Daniel Papermaster is the key figure for private placement financings. Houston’s Felipe Alice is noted for Brazil financings and restructurings, and previously practised as a local lawyer in the jurisdiction.