Gabriel A. Dabiri | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
 Gabriel Dabiri
 Gabriel Dabiri

Gabriel A. Dabiri

Associate, New York

T +1 212 819 7027

E gabriel.dabiri@whitecase.com

Overview

Gabriel Dabiri is an associate in the Firm's Bank Finance group in New York. Gabriel is qualified under New York law and the laws of England and Wales and has worked in North America, Europe and Asia on a variety of complex domestic and cross-border finance transactions, debt restructurings and insolvencies.

Gabriel has represented commercial banks, investment banks, hedge funds, private equity sponsors, borrowers and guarantors on secured and unsecured, syndicated and bilateral, leveraged, acquisition, project, asset and real estate finance transactions. Gabriel has also advised on capital markets and securities transactions, including the issue of public, private and sovereign debt, and equity.

Gabriel is a member of the Executive Board of the American Heart Association Young Professionals, the Special Committee on Veterans of the New York State Bar Association and the Foreign Policy Association. Prior to joining White & Case, Gabriel worked for a leading Magic Circle firm in London, Singapore and New York.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • Supreme Court of England and Wales

Education

  • LPC, College of Law of England and Wales
  • LLB (Hons), Cardiff University, Wales
  • BA, University of Pennsylvania

Languages

  • English

Experience

Banking
Refinancing of existing indebtedness of Trinseo Materials Operating S.C.A. and Trinseo Materials Finance, Inc.

Representation of Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, as administrative agent, collateral agent L/C issuer and swing line lender and Citigroup Global Markets Inc., as syndication agent in connection with the senior secured financing of up to US$825 million to Trinseo Materials Operating S.C.A. and Trinseo Materials Finance, Inc. The financing consisted of a US$500 million senior secured term loan B facility and a US$325 million revolving credit facility, with a US$25 million swing line subfacility and a US$35 million letter of credit subfacility. Amounts under the revolving credit facility are available in US Dollars and Euros. The proceeds of the facility were used to repay outstanding indebtedness under Trinseo's 8.750% Senior Secured Notes due 2019.

Financing the acquisition of Abaco Energy Technologies, Inc. (f/k/a Basin Tools Inc.) by Riverstone Holdings LLC

Representation of Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch as administrative agent, collateral agent, swing line lender and L/C issuer and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. as joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner in connection with the financing of the acquisition by Riverstone Holdings LLC of Abaco Energy Technologies, Inc. (f/k/a Basin Tools Inc.), a portfolio of equipment manufacturers providing advanced oilfield equipment and technology to North American and international customers. The financing consisted of a US$170 million term loan facility and a US$25 million revolving credit facility.

Financing the acquisition of Red Lobster by Golden Gate Capital

Representation of Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch as administrative agent and collateral trustee, and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc. as joint lead arranger and joint bookrunner, in connection with the financing of the acquisition by Golden Gate Capital and its affiliates of Red Lobster Management LLC, an American casual dining restaurant chain headquartered in Orlando, Florida. The financing consisted of a US$380 million senior secured term loan and a US$50 million senior secured revolving credit facility.

Origination and syndication of real estate credit facility for REIT

Representation of Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch as administrative agent and lender in connection with the origination and syndication of a term loan credit facility in the aggregate amount of US$140 million to a real estate investment trust that owns a diversified portfolio of luxury hotels that are located in major and resort markets throughout the United States. The facility was secured by hotel properties in Arizona, California and Louisiana.

Capital Markets
Issue under MTN programme

Representation in Singapore and Malaysia of CIMB Investment Bank Berhad and Deutsche Bank (Malaysia) Berhad as joint lead arrangers for a US$1 billion Euro MTN programme issued by CIMB Bank Berhad.

Issue of sovereign debt

Advised the joint arrangers and dealers on the Republic of Indonesia's US$9 billion global MTN update and the joint lead managers on Indonesia's subsequent drawdown on the programme and separate issue of US$2.5 billion 4.875% fixed rate notes due 2021.

Rule 144A/Reg S initial public offering

Advised the joint lead international selling agents in connection with the Rp.1,030,750 (US$121 million) Rule 144A/Reg S initial public offering of PT Buana Listya Tama Tbk, at the time, Indonesia's leading shipping company serving the oil, gas and chemicals sectors throughout Indonesia.

Fixed to floating rate subordinated notes

Advised the joint lead managers on Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited's (the "Issuer") issue of US$500 million fixed to floating rate subordinated notes due 2022 callable in 2017 (the "Notes"). The Notes were to qualify as lower tier II capital securities of the Issuer pursuant to the requirements of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and were issued pursuant to the Issuer's SG$4 billion programme for the issuance of debt instruments.

Awards & Recognition

Rising Star, Super Lawyers magazine