Edwin J. Nazario

Edwin J. Nazario

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Edwin Nazario advises clients regarding physical oil and gas trading, derivatives transactions and Dodd-Frank Act compliance. He is experienced with negotiating, drafting, and assisting energy traders and in-house counsel with oil and gas purchase and sale agreements, general terms and conditions, ISDA Master Agreements, netting agreements, guarantees, letters of credit, trade confirmations and master purchase and sale agreements. Edwin also advises clients in connection with the negotiation and drafting of energy-related credit facilities and related hedging agreements.

Edwin provides counsel to clients regarding Dodd-Frank compliance issues relating to swaps, including both the ISDA March 2013 and August 2012 Dodd-Frank Protocols, commodity options, the end-user exception to the clearing requirement for swaps, and conflict minerals reporting. Edwin also liaises with the enforcement staff at the U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission regarding Dodd-Frank compliance issues and assists clients with related filings. .

In addition, Edwin represents clients in connection with distressed debt and claims trading. He regularly assists clients with the purchase and sale of domestic and international trade claims, syndicated and bilateral loans, bonds, foreign-sovereign debt, notes, restricted securities, warrants, swap claims, stock, and conversion rights in the primary and secondary loan markets.

His clients include independent exploration and production companies, multinational investment banks, hedge funds and commodities companies. Edwin represents clients with respect to transactions in the United States, Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia.

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Capabilities

Experience

  • Represented an energy company in the negotiation and execution of ISDA master agreements and related schedules, a credit agreement, and an intercreditor agreement in an oil and gas production-based financing.
  • Represented a major oil company in the negotiation and execution of a spot crude sales contract for the sale of South Arne crude oil delivered in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
  • Represented a major oil company in the review and negotiation of a term crude sales contract with a Chinese oil company.
  • Represented a major oil company in the drafting and negotiation of a term sales contract for the sale of condensate for delivery in the Malaysia-Thailand Joint Development Area.
  • Represented a major oil company in the negotiation and execution of a term crude supply agreement with a major oil refiner for delivery at various points in North Dakota.
  • Represented a major oil company in the negotiation and execution of various spot and term crude oil purchase and sale agreements for Bakken crude oil.
  • Represented a major oil company in the review and negotiation of numerous parent company guarantees, irrevocable standby letters of credit and master netting agreements.
  • Represented a major oil company in the negotiation and execution of ship-or-pay throughput agreements with a company operating a crude oil rail loading facility and a crude oil transloading facility in North Dakota.
  • Negotiated and drafted terminaling storage and throughput agreements for the storage and throughput of crude oil, ethanol, refined petroleum products and biodiesel for various clients.
  • Represented a major oil company in the drafting and negotiation of a term propane sales agreement.
  • Represented a major oil company in connection with the negotiation and execution of a master service agreement in connection with the leasing of railcars for the shipment of crude oil.
  • Represented a major oil company in the negotiation and execution of a crude oil spot sales contract for the sale of Saharan Blend crude oil for delivery in Algeria.
  • Represented a commodity company in the negotiation and execution of a spot crude sales contract with the National Oil Corporation of Libya.
  • Represented an international production and exploration company based in Norway in connection with a $30 million prepaid oil swap transaction. Negotiated the ISDA documentation along with the related gas and payment swap relating to oil and gas production in Kern County, CA. Negotiated the collateral and security documents related to the transaction.°
  • Represented an international bunker fuel trading company in the revision of their general terms and conditions and fuel sale contracts.°
  • Represented various holders of bankruptcy claims against Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc., in the auction process, negotiation and sale of such claims to third party buyers.°
  • Negotiated the sale and purchase of debt and ownership interests in various energy projects throughout the United States and in Europe. Participated in the filing and review of related FERC 203 applications.°
  • Represented various investment banks and hedge funds in the purchase and sale of restricted securities issued in connection with the bankruptcy plans of various debtors in the United States. °

    °The above representations were handled by Mr. Nazario prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
  • Member, Energy Bar Association
  • Member, International Swaps and Derivatives Association
  • Member, International Energy Credit Association
  • Member, Loan Market Association
  • Member, Loan Syndications and Trading Association
    • Member, Trade Practices and Forms Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Columbia Law School, 1998

    • Editor, The American Review of International Arbitration
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1995
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Texas
Languages
  • Spanish