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Arleen A. Nand

Arleen Nand is Chair of the Global Agribusiness Practice. She represents commercial, cooperative, development and investment banks, as well as hedge funds, private equity firms, and corporations in cross-border and domestic financings. Arleen has structured, drafted, and negotiated more than $40 billion of investment grade, leveraged finance and commercial paper transactions.

Arleen has served as lead counsel on numerous financings, including cross-border credit facilities, securitizations, syndicated loan transactions, credit-linked notes, asset-based and cash flow financings, convertible debt facilities, private placements, joint venture financings, debtor-in-possession credit facilities, senior and mezzanine transactions, and leveraged lease financings. She has advised clients on transactions involving various domestic and foreign collateral issues, including credit facilities secured by rolling stock, maritime vessels, aircraft, coal reserves, oil and gas, and carbon credits.

Concentrations

  • Syndicated loan transactions
  • Cross-border credit facilities
  • Securitizations
  • Credit-linked notes
  • Asset-based and cash flow financings
  • Convertible debt facilities
  • Private placements
  • Joint venture financings
  • Senior and mezzanine transactions
  • Leveraged lease financings

Capabilities

Experience

  • $15 billion in private placement debt securities issued by financial institution in connection with commercial paper programs.
  • $3 billion bridge to bond facility to finance port construction in the Middle East.
  • $2 billion syndicated export facility to a sovereign wealth fund arranged by European banks to finance the acquisition of 20 jet aircraft.
  • $1.9 billion syndicated credit facility to a REIT to facilitate the purchase of 43 accommodation properties located in 18 states.
  • $1.6 billion debtor-in-possession financing to a Hong Kong-based producer of fishmeal and fish oil undergoing restructuring in Chapter 11 proceedings.
  • $1.18 billion of senior secured syndicated debt and equity financing to a joint venture formed by an energy company and a multinational private equity fund to co-develop natural gas opportunities in Latin America.
  • $1.5 senior secured revolving and term credit facilities secured by a portfolio of commercial and industrial properties.
  • $1 billion credit facility to a tax services company to recapitalize its European operations.
  • $900 million credit facility to plastics company to finance expansion of European operations.
  • $600 million senior secured financing to telecom conglomerate to finance acquisition of provider of wireless telecommunication services in Asia.
  • $550 million facility to a produce broker comprised of senior debt and debt securities secured by grapes, lemons, lettuce, squash, and spinach imported from Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Honduras, Mexico, New Zealand, and Peru.
  • $472 million syndicated credit facility to a pharmaceutical company extended by a consortium of Asian, European, and U.S. banks, consisting of a $442 million term loan and a $30 million multi-currency revolving loan (denominated in U.S. Dollars, Euros, and Pound Sterling), and secured by assets in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
  • £250 million syndicated financing to a leading workforce staffing provider secured by assets in the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • Structured derivatives program for a multinational Japanese bank involving the physical settlement of U.S. plastic assets and coordinated the program's regulatory approval process.

Recognition & Leadership

  • Recipient, Diversity & Inclusion Award, Minnesota Lawyer, 2019 
  • Fellow, American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, Inducted 2019
  • Recipient, National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL), “Virginia S. Mueller Outstanding Member Award,” 2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Minnesota Super Lawyers, “Rising Star,” 2018
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, Inducted 2018 - Present
  • Selected, Euromoney LMG Americas/International Financial Law Review, “Women in Business Law Award,” Finance - Rising Star, 2015
  • Selected, Finance & Commerce, “Top Women in Finance,” 2013
  • American Bar Association
    • Co-Chair, Uniform Commercial Code Subcommittee on International Commercial Law, 2019
    • Intellectual Property Financing Subcommittee
      • Chair, 2013-2016
      • Vice Chair, 2012-2013
    • Agricultural and Agri-Business Financing Subcommittee
    • Syndications and Lender Relations Subcommittee
  • American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers
    • Nominating Committee, 2019-2020
  • Loan Syndications and Trading Association
    • Primary Markets Committee, 2013-Present
  • Women in Agribusiness 
    • Advisory Board Member, 2012-Present
  • National Association of Women Lawyers
    • Co-Chair, Financial Services Affinity Group, 2018-Present
    • Co-Chair, 2019 Annual Meeting, Programming Subcommittee
    • Co-Chair, 2018 Annual Meeting, Sponsorship Subcommittee
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Washington State Bar Association

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of Washington School of Law, 2003
  • B.A., University of Washington, 1999
Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • Washington