Polsinelli’s Cross-Border Finance team advises corporate borrowers and institutional banks of all sizes, credit funds, hedge funds and other alternative lenders in connection with private debt that involves two or more countries and has a connection to the United States. These transactions include, but are not limited to, senior secured, first/second lien, subordinated, mezzanine and unitranche financings.

Our Cross-Border Finance team has experience working across North America, Europe and Asia and has advised on matters involving Africa and Latin America. The team is therefore sensitive to local laws and regulations as well as the unique business and cultural customs that must be navigated in order to properly advise our clients, no matter what jurisdictions in the world are touched by the transaction. Polsinelli’s affiliation with Multilaw provides the Cross-Border Finance team access to a reliable network of law firms worldwide that enhances the team’s ability to provide on-the-ground legal support, where required.

The Cross-Border Finance team offers extensive experience across a wide array of industries and sectors, including Construction, Health Care, Sports, Technology, Life Sciences, Food and Agriculture, Transportation & Logistics, Energy and Utilities, Telecommunications and Chemical Manufacturing.

To view a map of our Global Cross-Border Finance experience, click here.

  • Advised global financial institution in connection with the senior secured financing of up to US$825 million, secured by assets located across 17 foreign jurisdictions across North America, Europe and Asia. Amounts under the revolving credit facility were in US Dollars and Euros. 
  • Advised global credit investment platform on and relating to US$293 million and CAD26 million unitranche term loan credit facilities to a private equity sponsor in connection with an acquisition financing involving US and Canadian entities.
  • Advised global credit investment platform in connection with a US$250 million senior secured second lien term loan facility to a distressed energy company with assets in Central America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia.
  • Advised a private equity and venture capital firm focused on biopharmaceuticals, medical devices, diagnostics and health care services, on a US$100 million bridge to permanent senior secured term loan facility to a pharmaceutical research and development company based in the Netherlands.
  • Advised a South American shipping company client on a series of asset finance transactions involving the acquisition of cargo vessels delivered in Taiwan by virtue of financing from a French bank, security located in New York and the Isle of Man, and subsequent drawdowns on related revolving credit facilities.
  • Advised a global financial institution in connection with the financing of the acquisition of a portfolio of equipment manufacturers providing advanced oilfield equipment and technology to North American and international customers.
  • Advised a global financial institution financing the acquisition by a private equity sponsor of an American casual dining restaurant chain with assets all over the world.
  • Advised a private equity sponsor on a project finance transaction governed by a suite of senior credit facilities relating to the expansion of an oil refinery in South America.
  • Advised a US commercial bank in structure and mechanics in the purchase of  a specialist asset-based lending division of a commercial bank located in the United Kingdom. The sale was part of a deleveraging and divestiture program required by the European Commission following the bank's acceptance of state aid during the financial crisis.
  • Advised a borrower in connection with a GBP850 million syndicated unsecured multi-jurisdictional credit facility.