Amir Heyat | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Amir Heyat
Amir Heyat

Amir Heyat

Associate, London

T +44 20 7532 1456

E aheyat@whitecase.com

Overview

Amir Heyat is an associate in the Firm's Capital Markets Group in London. His practice focuses on representing underwriters and issuers (public and private) on a range of debt and equity capital market transactions.

In addition, Mr. Heyat has experience counseling US mutual funds and their independent directors on regulatory matters, advising investors and developers on large-scale project finance and licensing deals, and providing regulatory and M&A advice to large US corporations.

Mr. Heyat previously worked in the Washington, DC office of a major US law firm. Prior to entering law practice, Mr. Heyat co-founded, grew, and sold his interest in a technology company.

Bars and Courts

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Maryland Bar

Education

  • JD, University of Maryland Carey School of Law
  • BA, Cornell University

Languages

  • English
  • Farsi
  • French
  • Turkish

Experience

Advising Kaupthing hf, the former Icelandic bank, on its ongoing restructuring, following its US$45 billion insolvency.

Advised Afren plc, the Africa-focused FTSE 250 oil exploration and production company, on its proposed restructuring, which involved amendments to secured facilities, bond restructurings, equity offerings and amendments of interests in the underlying oil and gas assets.

Represented Wind Acquisition Finance S.A. (WAF) and Wind Telecomunicazioni S.p.A., a leading Italian telecommunications operator, in a €3.75 billion high yield bond offering.

Represented GTECH S.p.A., a company active in the gaming technology, content, and service delivery solutions sectors to gaming markets, on its issuance of senior secured notes denominated in three tranches totalling US$3.2 billion, and two tranches totalling €1.55 billion, equivalent in aggregate to approximately US$5.2 billion.

Represented the joint lead managers on the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic's offering of U.S.$750 million 6.95% senior unsecured notes due 2030.

Represented the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia in relation to its Regulation S/Rule 144A debut offering of US$1 billion 6.625% notes due 2024.

Speaking Engagements

"What Do Lawyers Do?", June 21, 2014: Law School Admission Council Forum, Washington, DC

"Global Trade Review", March 25-26, 2014: 8th Annual Turkey Trade & Export Finance Conference,
Istanbul

Publications

  • Africa: No Longer a Frontier, International Financial Law Review, February 2016
  • A Look at the Challenges and Considerations in Developing Landfill Gas-to-Energy Projects, SWANA Proceedings of WASTECON 2010, August 2010

Awards & Recognition

Order of the Coif