Mr Timothy DeSieno > Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP > New York, United States > Lawyer Profile

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
NEW YORK, NY 10178-0060
United States
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Work Department

Latin America Team; Corporate & Business Transactions; Finance


Tim DeSieno advises institutional investors in protecting and restructuring their investments globally in cases of economic, political, financial, or other stress. Tim’s work includes advising a group of holders of untendered Argentine sovereign bonds in connection with their “pari passu” rights, advising sovereign creditors of Greece and Grenada, advising creditors of nationalized businesses in Venezuela, advising creditors on their exposure to stressed banks in Iceland and Ireland, and advising creditors on their exposure to stressed energy companies in Latin America and Europe.  Tim’s recent work includes advising creditors and creditor committees in restructurings in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Russia, and Thailand.


Member, INSOL International


Davidson College, BA; Emory University School of Law

Lawyer Rankings

Latin America: International firms > Capital markets

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is noted for 144A/Reg S bond offerings, sovereign bond offerings, and private placements for institutional investors. It also frequently represents bondholders in Latin America debt restructurings. The firm has developed a niche in representing insurance companies and other institutional investors in the private placement of debt securities in multiple Latin American jurisdictions. It advised Major Paraguayan meat producer Frigorífico Concepción on its debut $100m Rule 144A/ Reg S offering of senior secured notes, guaranteed by the issuer’s Bolivian subsidiary Frigorífico BFC. It was also US legal adviser to the Republic of Suriname on its $125m sovereign bond offering. London partner Carter Brod has emerged as a strong player in Latin America bond offerings for major corporates, sovereigns, quasi-sovereigns and SOEs. New York’s Timothy DeSieno is a leading figure in bondholder restructurings in the region, while Hartford partner Daniel Papermaster is a market leader in private placements for institutional investors.

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.