Marc M. Rossell

Marc M. Rossell

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Marc M. Rossell focuses his practice on capital markets transactions, including both equity and debt securities offerings and structured financings. Marc has been involved in many of the largest securities offerings out of Latin America, including landmark privatization offerings by the Argentine government's national oil company and telephone companies, the privatization of the Peruvian telephone company, as well as many high-yield debt offerings and equity offerings of companies in Argentina, Chile, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, Panama, Peru and other countries. During the 1980s, he spent a considerable amount of time as bank advisory committee counsel, focusing on the restructuring of the external debt of many countries in Latin America. He also represents creditors and debtors in liability management transactions and has considerable experience with the issuance of project bonds to finance construction projects, many of which have won awards from industry publications.

Concentrations

  • Capital markets
  • Securities compliance
  • Structured finance
  • Energy and infrastructure
  • Project bonds
  • Bankruptcy and financial restructuring
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取扱分野

実績紹介

 

  • Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 S.A., the airport concessionaire for 33 of Argentina's airports, in a US$400 million offering of 6.875% senior secured notes due 2027, collateralized by revenue rights derived from the company's concession contract.° This offering refinanced a previous bond offering in 2010 that won the “Structured Financing Deal of the Quarter Century Award” and was cited as the “Structured Financing Deal of the Year in 2011” by Latin Finance.
  • Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., as initial purchaser of US$220 million of senior secured notes issued by Newland International Properties, Corp., a Panamanian company, to finance the construction of the Trump Ocean Club in Panama City, Panama.°
  • Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., as initial purchaser, in connection with the US$250 million senior secured bond offering for Cap Cana S.A., a Dominican Republic luxury resort developer, secured by real estate mortgages and receivables and a construction escrow account. It was cited as "Deal of the Year 2007" by The Banker and voted "Best Asset-Backed Bond of 2006" by Latin Finance.°
  • Citigroup Global Markets, Morgan Stanley and Banco Santander, as global coordinators, in a US$1.15 billion senior secured note offering to finance a portion of the construction costs of the second line of the Lima and Callao metro project in Peru.°
  • Credit Suisse and Bank of America Securities LLC, as initial purchasers, in the US$500 million offering by Maritimes & Northeast Pipeline, LLC of its 7.5% senior notes due 2014.°
  • Deutsche Bank AG, Barclays Capital and Royal Bank of Scotland on the US$375 million financing of the US$1.2 billion Southeast Supply Header Pipeline (SESH). The financing was named the "North America Oil & Gas Deal of the Year" by Project Finance International.°
  • Graña y Montero and Ferrovías Participaciones, as sponsors, in connection with the international offering of S/.629.0 million (US$200 million) in senior secured VAC-indexed notes to finance Line 1 of the Lima Metro project in Peru.°
  • Grupo Cobra, part of Grupo ACS from Spain, and Empresa de Mantenimiento, Construccion y Electricidad, on the US$132.8 million cross-border private placement for the construction of Eten Cold Reserve Power Project a 223MW dual thermal cold reserve power plant in the Province of Ciclayo. This deal was named 2014 “Best Bond Deal of the Year” by Latin Finance.°
  • Isolux Infrastructure Netherlands B.V. in its successful proposal and related financing for the concession to design, build, finance, operate and maintain Section 5 of the I-69 highway corridor in Indiana pursuant to a public-private partnership. The Project includes approximately US$244 million of private activity bonds (PABs) issued by the Indiana Finance Authority, approximately US$40 million of equity investments and US$80 million of public investment by the State of Indiana in the form of milestone payments.°
  • AES Corporation and AES Gener S.A. in connection with the US$700 million recapitalization for AES Gener S.A., including cash tender offers and consent solicitations for its outstanding convertible and Yankee bonds, a US$400 million offering of high-yield senior notes and the restructuring of intercompany debt.°
  • Bank Advisory Committee for Brazil, and Citibank, N.A., as administrative agent, in the restructuring of the external public sector debt of the Federative Republic of Brazil in "Phase II" of Brazil's restructuring in 1983-1984.°
  • Bank Advisory Group for Jamaica, and the Bank of Nova Scotia, as administrative agent, in the restructuring of the external debt of Jamaica in 1985.°
  • Bank Advisory Group for the Republic of Uruguay, and Citibank, N.A. as closing agent, in connection with the Republic of Uruguay's 1990 Financing Plan, involving the issuance of "Brady" bonds in exchange for commercial bank debt.°
  • Committee of Bondholders of Cap Cana S.A.'s senior secured notes due 2013 in connection with Cap Cana's debt restructuring involving an exchange offer and consent solicitation.°
  • Ispat Mexicana, S.A. de C.V. (now Arcelor Mittal Mexico) in its US$450 million debt restructuring involving commercial bank debt and an exchange offer of senior export notes.°
  • Lehman Brothers Inc., as dealer manager, in connection with the US$137 million private exchange offer by Aerovias de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (Aeromexico) of its 9.75% notes due 2000 for its existing notes due 1995 and euro-commercial paper and the concurrent solicitation of acceptances of a prepackaged plan or reorganization under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.°
  • Salomon Smith Barney, as global coordinator, in connection with the US$6.5 billion exchange offer by The Republic of Ecuador of its step-up global bonds due 2012 and its 12% global bonds due 2030 for its existing "Brady" bonds, including an "exit" consent solicitation for amendments to the existing bonds and a recession of acceleration. It was the first of its kind in sovereign debt restructurings.°
  • Xignux, S.A. de C.V. (formerly known as Axa, S.A. de C.V.) a private Monterrey-based conglomerate, in connection with its US$125 million exchange offer of its 9 1/2% senior guaranteed notes due 2014, and the related solicitation of proxies to amend the related existing notes.°
  • Corporación América Airports S.A., an acquirer, developer and operator of airport concessions throughout Latin America and Europe, in its US$485 million initial public offering (IPO) on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Credit Suisse and Merrill Lynch & Co., as joint global coordinators, in the US$3 billion global IPO and equity offering for YPF, S.A., the Argentine state-controlled oil company, the largest privatization in Latin America to date.°
  • Credit Suisse, as lead underwriter, in the IPO of common stock of 724 Solutions Inc., a Canadian software company.°
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co., as lead underwriter, in connection with the US$2 billion registered secondary offering by The Kingdom of Sweden of its remaining interest in Pharmacia & Upjohn, in the form of shares of common stock and Swedish depositary shares.°
  • Grupo Modelo, S.A. de C.V. in connection with the establishment of its Level 1 ADR facility with The Bank of New York, as depositary bank.°
  • Grupo Simec, S.A.B. de C.V., a Mexican AMEX-listed steel company, in its US$200 million follow-on registered equity offering of Class B shares and American Depositary Shares representing Class B shares.°
  • Industrias CH, S.A. de C.V., a Mexican finished steel producer, in connection with its US$140 million international offering of shares.°
  • Intershop Communications Aktiengesellshaft, a global provider of electronic commerce software, in its IPO of 3,350,000 American Depositary Shares representing 1,675,000 bearer ordinary shares and the listing of the ADRs on NASDAQ.°
  • Ispat International N.V. (now part of Arcelor Mittal), a global steel company, in connection with its corporate reorganization and IPO and NYSE listing.°
  • J.P. Morgan and Merrill Lynch as joint global coordinators of the US$1.2 billion global registered equity offering for Telefónica del Peru, S.A., the largest equity deal in Latin America in 1996.°
  • Oppenheimer and Scotiabank in connection with the issuance by The Republic of Suriname of its 9.25% senior notes due 2027. This was the sovereign's inaugural bond issue in the international capital markets.
  • Merrill Lynch International Limited, as lead underwriter, in the offering of PRIDES by National Financiera, S.N.C., exchangeable into common stock of Teléfonos de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.°
  • Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., as dealer manager and lead underwriter, in connection with the registered exchange offer of American Depositary Shares representing class B ordinary shares of BAESA for the Rule 144A American Depositary Shares and the concurrent registered secondary offering of 1,500,000 American Depositary Shares, the first listing of an Argentine company on the NYSE.°
  • PaineWebber Incorporated and Citicorp Securities Inc., as global coordinators, in the IPO of Grupo Imsa, S.A. de C.V., a leading Mexican steel and battery company, and its listing on the NYSE.°
  • Promotora y Operadora de Infraestructura, S.A.B. de C.V. (PINFRA), as issuer, and a group of selling shareholders, in a US$285 million Rule 144A and Regulation S global primary and secondary offering of ordinary shares of PINFRA, one of the largest owners and operators of concessions of infrastructure projects in Mexico and,in connection with PINFRA’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission in order to terminate its reporting obligations under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934.°
  • Chase Securities Inc., as lead underwriter, in the US$250 million registered high-yield bond offering for Grupo Industrial Durango, S.A., a Mexican paper company.°
  • Citibank, N.A., as lead arranger, in connection with the offering by The United Mexican States of US$1 billion of floating rates notes due 1997. This offering represented the return of Mexico to the international capital markets following the peso devaluation crisis of December 1994.°
  • Citigroup Global Markets, as sole underwriter, in connection with a US$200 million offering by the Commonwealth of the Bahamas of its 6.625% notes due 2033.°
  • Credit Suisse, as initial purchaser, in connection with the US$145 million Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by Grupo Azucarero Mexico, S.A. de C.V. of its 11-1/2% senior notes due 2005.°
  • Credit Suisse, as initial purchaser, in the US$250 million subordinated convertible note offering for Safeguard Scientifics Inc.°
  • Oppenheimer and Scotiabank in connection with the issuance by The Republic of Suriname of its 9.25% senior notes due 2027. This was the sovereign's inaugural bond issue in the international capital markets.
  • J.P. Morgan as initial purchaser in connection with a US$550 million offering of 9.25% senior secured notes of Aeropuertos Dominicanos Siglo XXI, S.A., the owner of the concession of most of the airports in the Dominican Republic.°
  • J.P. Morgan and Barclays Capital, as lead underwriters, in connection with the US$1.5 billion senior note offering by Ecopetrol S. A., the Colombian oil company. It was LatinFinance's “Quasi-Sovereign Bond Deal of the Year” in 2009.°
  • Salomon Smith Barney, as lead underwriter, in connection with the US$250 million Rule 144A and Regulation S offering by Kimberly-Clark de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. of its 8.875% senior notes due 2009.°
  • Banco Nacional de Mexico, S.A. Integrante del Grupo Financiero Banamex, as Administrative Agent, in connection with the dual-currency US$450 million guaranteed term loan facility for Elementia, S.A.°
  • BBVA Bancomer S.A. and a syndicate of 8 banks as US counsel for the US dollar portion of a US$180 million five-year term loan credit agreement for Grupo Senda, a leading provider of bus transportation services in Mexico and parts of the United States.°
  • Citibank as Administrative Agent and Lender in connection with a secured financing for EGE Haina, a Dominican Republic power company.°
  • Citibank, N.A., as Administrative Agent, in connection with the US$100 million secured financing for Taca Airlines.
  • Empresa Nacional del Petróleo (ENAP), as borrower, in connection with a US$200 million senior unsecured credit facility.°
  • Exalmar - Pesquera Exalmar S.A., a Peruvian fishing company, in connection with a US$75 million syndicated credit agreement.°
  • Grupo FAMSA, S.A. de C.V., a Mexican retailer, and its U.S.-based subsidiary, in connection with a US$110 million secured credit facility.°
  • Grupo Imsa, S.A.B. de C.V. and Tarida S.A. de C.V., a special purpose acquisition vehicle, in connection with syndicated credit facilities totaling US$1.8 billion for the leveraged acquisition by Tarida of a controlling interest in Grupo Imsa and subsequent tender offers for the remaining shares in Grupo Imsa.°
  • J.P. Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. and a syndicate of nine banks in connection with a US$1 billion guaranteed three-year revolving credit agreement for Mexican industrial group Mexichem, SAB de CV.°
  • Riverwalk East Developments, LLC, an affiliate of G & G Business Developments LLC, in its $200 million construction loan from Itau BBA International plc, the London affiliate of Banco Itaú BBA S.A., Latin America’s largest corporate investment bank.
  • Solana Petroleum Exploration (Colombia) Limited, as borrower, and Solana Resources Limited, as original guarantor, in connection with a US$100 million three-year revolving credit facility provided by BNP Paribas.°
  • Institutional investors in connection with the private placement of secured notes as part of the acquisition by Balfour Beatty of the Upper Peninsula Power Company, a Michigan utility.
  • Institutional investors in connection with the private placement of senior notes, the proceeds of which were used to monetize the restructured payments of NOVEC under an amended power purchase agreement with Cogentrix and Quantum Utility Generation.
  • Institutional investors in connection with the private placement of senior notes of E.ON related to the financing of three existing wind farms in Texas and Pennsylvania.

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

受賞歴・所属団体

  • Listed, Acritas Stars™ Independently Rated Lawyers, “Star Lawyers,” 2019 
  • Listed, The Legal 500 Latin America, Capital Markets and Baking and Finance
  • Listed, Chambers Global, Corporate foreign expert in U.S., 2014
  • Listed, Who’s Who Legal, Corporate Governance, 2010
  • Awarded, “Outstanding IPO Lawyers in 2000,” IPO Journal
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, The New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Association of the Bar of the City of New York
    • Chair, Securities Regulation Committee
  • Member, SIFMA Compliance & Legal Division
  • Committee member, Cyrus R. Vance Center of International Justice
  • Fellow, American College of Investment Counsel

学歴・資格・言語

学歴
  • LL.M., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1982
  • A.A., The American University of Paris, France, 1974
  • D.E.A., Université Panthéon-Assas, Paris, France, 1979
弁護士資格
  • 米国 ニューヨーク州
言語