Joseph F. Giannini

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

New York
United States
T:+1 212 408 1137
New York
United States
T:+1 212 408 1137
Joseph F. Giannini

Joseph F. Giannini

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Biography

Joe Giannini's practice focuses on representing domestic and international clients in banking, finance and related transactions. Joe has extensive experience representing both borrowers and lenders in connection with secured and unsecured lending transactions, including syndicated credit facilities, working capital facilities, asset backed loans, structured finance arrangements and cross-border transactions. He represents a diverse group of clients including national and international financial institutions, bank syndicates, private equity firms and various domestic and foreign companies. Joe also represents clients in connection with restructurings and workouts as well as related enforcement and bankruptcy proceedings.


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JD, The Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy, Georgetown University Law Center, 2002
BA, Drew University, 1999

  • New Jersey State Bar
  • New York State Bar
  • Represented a major international financial institution in connection with multiple working capital and letter of credit facilities totalling $160 million for a wholly-owned subsidiary of a Russian energy company.
  • Represented a major international financial institution in connection with a $650 million senior secured syndicated credit facility for a business development company focusing on investments in leveraged, middle-market companies.
  • Represented a major international financial institution in connection with a $200 million credit facility as part of the initial public offering of a conglomerate holding company.
  • Represented a syndicate of international banks in connection with a $1 billion revolving credit agreement for a Mexican industrial company.
  • Represented a major financial institution as Sole Lead Arranger and Bookrunner and Administrative Agent in credit facilities totalling approximately $1 billion used to finance acquisitions of real estate and related development purposes.
  • Represented a major financial institution in connection with bi-lateral credit facilities totalling approximately $2 billion.
  • Represented a major financial institution in connection with a cross-border senior secured $75 million credit facility to a Mexican aviation service provider.
  • Represented a major financial institution in connection with a $40 million senior secured term loan for a start-up company specializing in consumer loans used to purchase used vehicles.
  • Represented a major financial institution in connection with a $100 credit facility used in connection with the investment in and development of energy assets.
  • Represented a US energy company in connection with a $250 million secured credit facility comprising a $175 million term loan facility and a $75 million revolving asset based facility.
  • Represented a major international financial institution as mezzanine lender to a 2.5 GW thermal generation portfolio.
  • Represented a major international financial institution as arranger in connection with a $1.5 billion private placement supported by an investment in a  liquefied natural gas terminal.
  • Represented a major international financial institution in connection a $250 million mezzanine credit facility supported by an investment in a liquefied natural gas export facility.
  • Represented the portfolio company of a private equity firm in connection with a $97 million credit facility used to acquire non-U.S. oil and gas assets.
  • Represented a private equity firm in connection with a $25 million working capital facility for its portfolio company.
  • Represented a private equity firm in connection with a $15 million working capital facility for is portfolio company (including various add-on acquisitions).
  • Represented an energy company in connection with a $130 million securitization of cash flows from distributed solar generation systems and distributed solar loan assets.
  • Represented a group of lenders as creditors and providers of debtor-in-possession financing in the bankruptcy proceedings of a US manufacturer.
  • Rising Star, Banking – United States, IFLR1000, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC, 2018 - 2020
  • Developments in the Syndicated Term Loan Market:  Will Historical Distinctions from the High-Yield Bond Market be Restored?, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Lending and Secured Finance, 2019 
  • Overview of Sanctions Programs Affecting the Lending Market in the United States, The International Comparative Legal Guide to Lending and Secured Finance, 2017
  • Eurozone Uncertainty Spurs Focus on Certain Key Provisions in Financing Documentation, Corporate Practice NewsWire, December 2012