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Michael O'Brien

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United States: Finance

Structured finance: derivatives and structured products

Within: Structured finance: derivatives and structured products

The team at Winston & Strawn LLP regularly acts for investment managers and lending institutions on a range of derivatives, with particular expertise in energy, OTC and equity-linked transactions. It acted as dealer’s counsel for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in a $200m ASR transaction with Papa John’s International. Led by Michael O’Brien in the Chicago office, the team acts as primary outside counsel to clients such as Nuveen Investments and Pacific Investment Management Company in relation to tender option bonds. Also recommended are Justin Rawlins in Los Angeles and David Neier. In December 2018, John Servidio joined Goodwin.

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United States: Industry focus

Transport: aviation and air travel - finance

Within: Transport: aviation and air travel - finance

Winston & Strawn LLP handles aircraft portfolio sale-purchase transactions and aircraft securitization for a variety of deal participants. Chicago-based Michael O’Brien acted for Bank of Montreal, as agent, in connection with a $290m syndicated credit facility for a major US transportation company, which was secured by freight aircraft among other aviation equipment. In the capital markets space, the team has advised liquidity providers such as BNP Paribas and Natixis on multiple securitized aircraft portfolio ABS transactions. Other key figures include Deepak Reddy, who joined the department from Dentons in 2017, and Peter Morgan. All lawyers are based in New York unless stated otherwise. William Bowers retired in 2018.

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