White & Case
 
Scott M. Zemser
Partner
New York

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Practice Experience
Scott M. Zemser is a partner in the Bank Finance Practice of White & Case LLP. Mr. Zemser concentrates his practice on domestic and cross-border multi-jurisdictional complex financings and restructurings. He represents banks and other financial institutions as lead arrangers, underwriters and participants in structuring, negotiating and documenting acquisition, tender and bridge financings, secured high-yield debt securities, first lien/second lien financings, recapitalizations, investment grade financings, asset based financings, convertible note financings, ship financings, mezzanine financings and workouts and restructurings.

Mr. Zemser is listed in the Euromoney/IFLR Guide to the World's Leading Banking Lawyers and is ranked in The Legal 500 (United States Edition). The Legal 500 (2013 Edition) notes that "Mr. Zemser is singled out for his subject matter expertise, responsiveness, and ability to advise while taking into account the underlying business issues." Prior to joining White & Case, Mr. Zemser was a partner and head of the New York Banking and Institutional Finance Practice at another leading international law firm. Prior to entering law school, Mr. Zemser worked on Wall Street as an analyst for the investment banking firm of Kidder, Peabody & Company.

Representative clients of Mr. Zemser include BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, ABN AMRO, Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and Goldman Sachs.

Recent experience:
  • Credit Suisse, Jeffries Finance, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey and Deutsche Bank Securities, as joint lead arrangers and bookrunners and Credit Suisse, as administrative agent and collateral agent in connection with the US$470 million senior secured delayed-draw credit facility made available to Alliance HealthCare Services, Inc. (a provider of outpatient diagnostic imaging and radiation therapy services to hospitals and other healthcare providers in the US) in connection with their refinancing of certain existing bank and senior note indebtedness.
  • Credit Suisse, J.P. Morgan Securities and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners, and Credit Suisse, as administrative agent and collateral agent in connection with the US$875 million first-lien credit facility and the US$290 million second-lien credit facility made available to Doncasters US Finance LLC and Doncasters US LLC, subsidiaries of Doncasters Group Limited (a leading international engineering and manufacturing group majority owned by Dubai International Capital and its affiliates) in connection with their refinancing of certain existing indebtedness of Doncasters Group Limited LLC and its subsidiaries
  • Deutsche Bank Securities and Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, as joint lead arrangers and joint bookrunners and Deutsche Bank, as administrative agent in connection with the US$300 million acquisition term loan facility for Flowers Foods Inc. in connection with their acquisition of the bread-baking operations of Hostess Brands Inc.
  • Credit Suisse, as sole lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with the US$450 million senior credit facility made available to the Lord & Taylor group (owned by NRDC Equity Partners LLC) in connection with their refinancing of certain outstanding commercial mortgage-backed securities
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, as sole lead arranger, sole bookrunner and administrative agent in connection with a US$1.7 billion senior secured revolving credit facility to a public software company
  • Credit Suisse, as joint lead arranger, joint book-running manager and administrative agent in connection with the US$835 million first-lien credit facility and the US$230 million second-lien credit facility made available to Pierre Foods, Inc. (majority owned by funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.) in connection with their acquisition of Advance Food Company, Inc. and Advance Brands, LLC (the combined companies are now known as AdvancePierre Foods and is owned by funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P., former Advance shareholders and management)
  • BNP Paribas, as sole lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with the US$117.5 million first-lien credit facility and the US$29 million second-lien credit facility made available to Teleguam Holdings LLC in connection with the acquisition of Teleguam Holdings LLC by AP Teleguam Holdings, Inc., an investment vehicle formed by Advantage Partners, a Tokyo-based private equity firm that invests in global markets
  • Deutsche Bank AG New York Branch, as Administrative Agent and Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated, BNP Paribas Securities Corp., Citigroup Global Markets Inc., and J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners, Bank of America, N.A. and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as Co-Syndication Agents, and BNP Paribas and Citibank, N.A., as Co-Documentation Agents in connection with a US$1.5 billion senior unsecured revolving credit financing provided to Tyco Electronics Group S.A., a Luxembourg company
  • BNP Paribas as sole arranger, bookrunner and issuing bank in connection with a syndicated letter of credit facility for ContourGlobal Power Holdings and ContourGlobal
  • ABN AMRO Capital USA, as sole lead arranger and lender in connection with a US$100 million facility line of credit to Freepoint Commodities Enterprises and Freepoint Commodities Trading and Marketing
  • Credit Suisse and Goldman, Sachs & Co., as joint-bookrunning managers in connection with Global Crossing Limited's offering of US$150 million in aggregate principal amount of its 9% senior notes due 2019
  • BNP Paribas, as sole lead arranger and administrative agent in connection with a US$1.15 billion senior secured revolving credit facility to a public technology company
  • BNP Paribas and The Royal Bank of Scotland as the mandated lead arrangers and Calyon, as co-arranger in connection with the US$2.9 billion international senior bridge facilities made available to Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, Inc., the Carlyle Group and Merrill Lynch to help finance their US$16.7 billion acquisition of The Hertz Corporation from Ford Motor Company
  • Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., as sole lead arranger, administrative agent and bookrunner in connection with the US$500 million revolving credit facility for Flowers Foods Inc. (partially used in connection with Flowers' acquisition of Tasty Baking Company)
  • Goldman, Sachs & Co., Credit Suisse and J.P. Morgan as joint bookrunning managers in connection with Global Crossing Limited's offering of US$750 million in aggregate principal amount of its 12% senior secured notes due 2015 and as dealer managers and consent solicitation agents in connection with the related tender offer for the US$225 million senior notes due 2017 issued by GC Impsat Holdings I plc, a subsidiary of Global Crossing
  • Credit Suisse as sole bookrunning manager and Deutsche Bank Securities as joint lead manager in connection with GC Impsat Holdings I plc's (a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Global Crossing Limited) offering of US$225 million in aggregate principal amount of its 9.875% senior notes due 2017
  • BNP Paribas, London Branch, as administrative agent under the National Amusements, Ltd. (UK) senior credit facility and the Steering Committee comprised of lenders thereunder, as well as BNP Paribas, as a lender under the National Amusements, Inc. (US) senior credit facility, in connection with the restructuring of approximately US$800 million in aggregate indebtedness of National Amusements, Inc. and National Amusements, Ltd. (including securing the credit facilities with substantially all of the assets of National Amusements and its subsidiaries and the associated intercreditor arrangements with senior noteholders and other holders of senior indebtedness)
  • Goldman Sachs Credit Partners L.P. and Credit Suisse as Joint Lead Arrangers and Joint Bookrunners in connection with the US$350 million secured credit facility for Global Crossing Limited
  • BNP Paribas as Administrative Agent in connection with a US$1.175 billion senior secured credit facility to Enexus Energy Corporation (Enexus Energy will be created by the spin-off of six reactors at five of Entergy Corporation's nuclear power plant sites to occur prior to October 1, 2009)
  • Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., as sole lead arranger and bookrunner in connection with the US$150 million delayed-draw term loan facility for Flowers Foods Inc. in connection with their acquisitions of Southern Bakeries and Holsum Bakery
  • BNP Paribas as lead arranger and issuer in connection with a US$333 million syndicated letter of credit facility for Sikorsky International Operations (a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation)
  • Credit Suisse, as lead arranger in connection with the US$225 million secured credit facility for Quality Distribution LLC (majority owned by Apollo Management) in connection with their acquisition of Boasso America Corporation

Mr. Zemser received his B.A. degree cum laude, from the Business School at the State University of New York at Albany and his JD degree from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and served as a Senior Editor of the Cardozo Law Review. Mr. Zemser is the author of "Insider Trading by Foreigners in United States Securities Markets: A Pervasive Problem and Prosecutorial Nightmare" 11 Cardozo Law Review. Mr. Zemser is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Heyman Center for Corporate Governance, the mission of which is to raise public and academic awareness of pressing corporate and securities issues and to produce and disseminate research on a broad range of corporate and securities topics and a member of the Executive Partner Counsel of StreetWise Capital Partners the mission of which is to work with top corporations to build mentoring relationships between low-income individuals and volunteer business professionals to develop workplace skills and employment networks as the bridge to a successful career. Mr. Zemser is also a member of the Economic Club of New York and a member of the LSTA Primary Market Committee.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar

Education
JD, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
BA, State University of New York at Albany

Languages
English

Citizenship
United States