Chadbourne & Parke Appoints Two International Partners, One International Counsel and Three Counsel to Its Global Practice

Firm Continues to Strengthen Established Practice Areas in Latin America, Moscow and New York

Mar 02, 2012, 11:48 ET from Chadbourne & Parke LLP

NEW YORK, March 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke announced today that it has made six new appointments. Alejandro Landa and Daniel Spencer have been appointed International Partners in Mexico City and Sao Paulo respectively, Jeff Browne has been appointed International Counsel in Moscow, while Daniel Scott, Joseph Giannini and Kessar Nashat have been promoted to Counsel in the New York office.

"I would like to congratulate Alejandro, Jeff, Joseph, Kessar, Daniel Spencer and Daniel Scott on their appointments," said Chadbourne Managing Partner Andrew Giaccia. "These outstanding lawyers reflect the breadth of practice and diverse experience that we offer our global clients. Their appointments are an acknowledgement of the Firm's appreciation of their legal talent, and their commitment to client service."

Alejandro Landa, based in Chadbourne's Mexico City office, counsels companies and financial institutions on a broad range of legal issues with a particular emphasis on financial, securities and corporate transactions including public bids, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures financings, asset backed securitizations and future flow transactions. Mr. Landa also has extensive experience advising clients in connection with structured loans, bridge financings, and the design and implementation of financing structures for real estate, hospitality and infrastructure projects. Mr. Landa earned his B.S. (Industrial and Systems Engineer) from the Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey in 2002. He received his Law Degree from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico in 2004 and his LL.M from Columbia Law School in 2008.

Daniel Spencer, based in Chadbourne's Sao Paulo office, advises financial institutions and corporations with respect to their Latin American finance and commercial transactions. His practice areas include project finance, structured finance, trade finance, bank finance and general commercial contract work. He has extensive experience in the energy (including oil and gas), infrastructure  and agribusiness sectors, particularly in Brazil (where he has been based for over six years) and Peru. Mr. Spencer received his L.L.B from the University of Exeter where he graduated with first class honors. He received his L.P.C from BPP Law School in London.

Jeff Browne, based in Chadbourne's Moscow office has great depth of experience in complex cross-border and domestic finance and corporate transactions, with particular emphasis on structured finance, capital markets and derivatives, acquisition finance, syndicated lending, and project finance. He also advises on cross-border M&A, joint venture, and general commercial matters.  Mr. Browne's recent experience includes representing lenders, borrowers and arrangers on all forms of finance, including secured and unsecured transactions, capital markets and tax-driven structured finance, as well as advising leading international financial institutions on various derivatives and structured products. He earned his LL.B, with honors, from Bond University in 2002.

Daniel Scott practices trusts and estates and tax law out of Chadbourne's New York office. Mr. Scott's practice focuses on domestic and international estate, tax and wealth planning for high net worth individuals and their families and businesses. In addition to the preparation of wills and trusts, Mr. Scott advises on the structuring, administration and transfer of closely held businesses, including family offices and private trust companies, and other assets. He also counsels international clients on cross-border planning, pre-immigration tax planning, U.S. tax and reporting issues, and offshore grantor and non-grantor trust issues. Mr. Scott has published numerous articles and has lectured on the personal planning needs of entertainers and athletes.  Mr. Scott earned his B.A., summa cum laude, from Manhattan College in 1999, where he was Valedictorian of his class, and is a 2002 graduate, magna cum laude, of St. John's University, School of Law.

Joseph Giannini, based in Chadbourne's New York office, focuses his practice on representing domestic and international clients in connection with banking, finance and related corporate transactions.  Mr. Giannini has extensive experience representing both international financial institutions and borrowers across various industries in connection with a wide range of secured and unsecured lending transactions, including asset-based lending, working capital facilities, structured finance and bankruptcy-related matters.  Some of his recent experiences include representing syndicates of banks in connection with a $1 billion guaranteed revolving credit facility for a major Mexican industrial group, various working capital facilities for a Russian oil company (and its domestic subsidiaries) and a $250 million senior secured credit facility for a U.S. based investment company.  Mr. Giannini received his B.A. from Drew University in 1999, cum laude, and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2002.

Kessar Nashat, based in Chadbourne's New York office, has extensive experience advising public and private companies on a broad range of corporate legal matters, with a particular emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, spin-offs and other divestitures, joint ventures and debt and equity offerings. In addition to his transactional experience, Mr. Nashat routinely advises public companies on corporate and securities matters, including with respect to SEC filings, corporate governance and board matters, public disclosures, trading by insiders, takeover defenses and equity-based compensation plans. Kessar has also written on securities reform, shareholder rights plans and the U.S. financial bailout. He received his B.A., with distinction, from Cornell University in 1999 and his J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law in 2002.

About Chadbourne & Parke LLP
Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, private funds, corporate finance, venture capital and emerging companies, energy/renewable energy, communications and technology, commercial and products liability litigation, arbitration/IDR, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, special investigations and litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, executive compensation and employee benefits, employment law, trusts and estates and government contract matters. Major geographical areas of concentration include Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Middle East and Latin America. The Firm has offices in New York, Washington DC, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Sao Paulo, London, Moscow, Warsaw, Kyiv, Almaty, Istanbul, Dubai and Beijing. For additional information, visit



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