Lina Maria Mesa

Associate, Miami

Biography

Overview

Lina Maria Mesa is an associate in the Americas Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Practice. Since joining White & Case, Lina’s practice has focused on secured debt financing, equipment lease transactions and cross-border financial transactions involving commercial banks.

Bars and Courts
Florida State Bar
Education
Juris Doctor
University of Miami School of Law
Bachelor of Arts
University of Miami
Languages
English
Spanish

Experience

A New York commercial bank on a bond-to-bank financing of up to US$250 million with MIGA’s NHFO cover to a state-owned financial institution in Panama.

Samay I S.A., a portfolio company of I Squared Capital, on the US$330 million refinancing of its 708 MW cold reserve power plant located in the district of Mollendo, province of Islay, Arequipa Region, Peru. This is one of the largest single-asset energy refinancings in Latin America this year. The refinancing loan provided by international commercial banks is being used to repay indebtedness under an existing project finance facility and other purposes.

Citigroup Global Markets Inc., Mizuho Securities USA LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC and SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc. as Initial Purchasers of the US$1.1 Billion bond offering by MV24 Capital B.V. for the refinancing of a Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessel chartered to the TUPI consortium led by Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras. The financing consisted of various escrow mechanics for the release of funds to match the repayment and release of collateral part of the project financing.

Standard Chartered Bank as administrative agent on a US$138 million syndicated term loan facility for Multibank Inc., a Panamanian bank. The facility includes an accordion feature for up to an additional US$22 million. The proceeds of the facility will be used for working capital and general corporate purposes. Standard Chartered Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation acted as joint lead arrangers and bookrunners.