Oscar Stephens focuses on renewable energy and infrastructure financings, advising sponsors, developers and financial institutions in a wide variety of lending and capital markets deals with a cross-border component, particularly in Latin America. With more than twenty years practicing in his native Chile and international firms in the U.S., Oscar’s experience expands from unsecured and secured syndicated facilities to complex structured financings, including notes offerings under Rule 144A and Regulation S and private placements under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act.
He represents banks, borrowers and issuers in diverse matters such as term and construction loans, project bonds, acquisition and leveraged financings, high-yield bond offerings, future flow securitizations, and receivables- and asset-backed financings. In addition to his close knowledge of the renewable energy and infrastructure industries representing sponsors and operators of solar projects, wind farms, international airports, highways and port terminals, Oscar has relevant experience in the oil & gas, banking, financial services, fintech and technology, telecom, manufacturing, and food & beverage industries.
Oscar also advises corporations in a development stage in their incursion into the U.S. market, guiding them in the organization of holding companies with operations in multiple jurisdictions and venture capital funding. Oscar frequently represents foreign financial institutions in connection with New York law matters and multi-currency facilities, counsels sovereign and quasi-sovereign entities with respect to U.S. securities laws, and supports Greenberg Traurig’s network regarding LIBOR transition issues.
Oscar conducts business in both English and Spanish and has broad experience in civil law jurisdictions throughout the Americas and legal structures used in non-recourse financing, together with providing advice in connection with public-private partnerships, concession and offtake agreements, and BOOT/BOT structures. Oscar’s bi-cultural background has allowed him to bridge differences and find common ground in complex transactions involving multiple jurisdictions.
- Renewable energy
- Project finance
- Capital markets
- Private placements
- Financial institutions
- Securitization and structured finance
- Securities and financial regulatory advice
- Company formation
- DFI, ECA, and sovereign wealth finance
- Disclosure and reporting obligations
- Distressed asset management, refinancing, and restructuring