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Richard Lincer

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Richard S. Lincer is a partner based in the New York office. Mr. Lincer’s practice focuses on corporate and financial matters, including international project financings and debt restructurings, corporate and asset acquisitions, joint ventures and high yield and leveraged finance transactions, as well as public and private offerings of corporate securities and investment funds.


Mr. Lincer joined the firm in 1979 and became a partner in 1986. Mr. Lincer was resident in the firm’s Hong Kong office in 1998 and 1999. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Lincer served as law clerk for the Honorable Eugene H. Nickerson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.


Mr. Lincer is a member of the Bar in New York and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. Mr. Lincer is also a member of the Board of Trustees of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.


Mr. Lincer received a J.D. degree in 1978 from Columbia Law School, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and a Notes and Comments Editor of the Columbia Law Review. He received an undergraduate degree from Yale College in 1975.

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Richard Lincer - Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton

Within: Project finance

With experience in the infrastructure and energy sectors and a strong Latin America practice, the team at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton is primarily known for its sponsor-side expertise. In an example of the team’s Latin American prowess, Jorge Juantorena advised the Mexican Ministry of Communications and Transportation and Aeropuertos Auxiliares on the $11.8bn multi-stage financing for the construction and development of the Mexico City international airport. Further, Chantal Kordula advised Jinko Solar, and the project SPV Cordillera Solar I, on the financing of a 80MW solar farm in San Juan, Argentina. Also of note, department head Richard Lincer, who is a 'true expert in every way', advised Port Newark Container Terminal on the $274m offering by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority of special facility revenue and refunding bonds. Lincer also advised DP World on its acquisition of Cosmos Agencia Maritima (CAM) from Andino. Jeffrey Lewis, the 'very diligent' Adam Brenneman, Richard Cooper and Nicolas Grabar are also key figures. Named individuals are based in New York.

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