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Jeffrey Susskind

Jeffrey Susskind

Senior Lawyer

Senior Lawyer
Jeffrey Susskind

Jeffrey Susskind focuses his practice on representing sponsors, borrowers and lenders in connection with secured and unsecured credit facilities, export prepayment facilities and international debt restructurings.

  • Goldman Sachs, as initial purchaser and sole coordinator and bookrunner in connection with a Rule 144A/Reg S US$350 million notes issuance maturing in 2031 as well as a Brazilian debenture bridge financing to refinance existing notes issued by Prumo Participações e Investimentos S.A. and secured by, among other things, shares of, and rights to distributions and intercompany loan payments from, Ferroport Logística Comercial Exportadora S.A
  • Morgan Stanley, UBS and Bradesco BBI as initial purchasers on a Rule 144A and Reg S US$200 million senior secured notes issuance for the Brazilian petrochemical company Unigel Participações S.A. The notes were secured by assets of its subsidiaries
  • UBS on the long-term financing for the Corredor Bioceanico toll road project in Paraguay, which was structured as a committed facility by an offshore SPV for the purchase of the receivables as they vest under the construction contract, and the securitization of such receivables through a fully underwritten international bond offering; Bond of the Year, Latin Finance Awards 2019
  • the Concessionaire (Metro de Lima Linea 2 S.A.) and its six shareholders Iridium, Salini Impregilo, Hitachi Rail, Hitachi Rail STS, FCC and Cosapi in the US$563.2 securitization of Peruvian government receivables (RPI-CAOs) to finance the design, construction, operation, maintenance, electromechanical equipping, systems equipping and supply of rolling stock for Line 2 of the Lima and Callao Metro system; Structured Finance Deal of the Year, Latin Finance Awards 2019
  • BNP Paribas, J.P. Morgan, Mizuho and Rabobank on an acquisition financing in the total amount of US$9.2 billion, comprising a bridge loan facility and an export prepayment facility, provided to Suzano Papel e Celulose for the US$11 billion acquisition of Fibria to create the world's largest pulp producer; Trade Financing of the Year, Latin Finance Deals of the Year Awards 2018
  • Suzano Pulp and Paper Europe S.A. as the borrower in connection with a US$750 million syndicated export prepayment term loan facility agreement involving ten lenders
  • Banco do Brasil, ItauBBA, Santander (Brasil), Bradesco and Banco Indusval on a debt restructuring of four syndicated export prepayment facilities and six bilateral loan facilities, in the total amount of US$235 million and secured by Brazilian assets, to the Unigel Group, a petrochemical and plastics company, that was part of a broader corporate restructuring involving the issuance of local debentures and the sale of a principal subsidiary to an investment fund
  • Mizuho with respect to a working capital facility and CPAO term-loan facility for the Lima Metro Line 1 Expansion; Structured Finance Deal of the Year, Bonds & Loans Latin America Awards 2017; Latin America PPP Deal of the Year, Infrastructure Investor Awards 2017
  • BESI – Grupo Novo Banco and Credit Suisse, as arrangers and placement agents, in a 4(a)2/Reg S offering of US$273.7 million of project bonds to finance the build-out by TV Azteca’s Peruvian subsidiary Azteca Comunicaciones Peru SAC of Peru´s fiber optic network that will span approximately 13,400 kilometers and connect 180 of the 195 provinces to the Internet; Latin America Telecoms Deal of the Year 2015, IJGlobal; 2015 Best Bond, Latin Finance
  • a bank syndicate in the restructuring of US$270 million of pre-export finance related debt of Usina Santa Isabel S.A., a Brazilian sugar and ethanol mill

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Career and qualifications

  • Brooklyn Law School (J.D.) 1993
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 1994
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New Jersey 1994
  • University of São Paulo – Faculdade de Direito (LLB) 2007
  • Admitted as an Advogado Estrangeiro in Brazil 2007