Sabrena Silver | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Sabrena Silver
Sabrena Silver

Sabrena Silver

Partner, New York

T +1 212 819 7056

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“Sabrena Silver has particular strength in cross-border financings and is very reliable, super-diligent and knowledgeable of the space.”

Chambers Global 2018

Overview

Sabrena has over 20 years' experience in completing US domestic and cross-border financing transactions. She advises financial institutions and companies on complex financing transactions, including structured finance deals, acquisition financings, syndicated and bilateral loans, bridge loans, margin loans, investment grade loans, private equity and hedge fund financings, private banking transactions, debt restructurings, sovereign loans, trade financings, supplier financings, receivables purchases and non-performing loan (NPL) transactions.

Sabrena has broad international experience, and has worked extensively in Europe, Asia and Latin America, including Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru, as well as other Latin American jurisdictions. Named by Latinvex in 2018 as one of Latin America's top female lawyers, Sabrena has led on many high-profile finance deals.

Bars and Courts

  • New York State Bar
  • New Jersey State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar

Education

  • JD, Fordham University School of Law
  • BA, Simon's Rock of Bard College

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Experience

Representation of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, ABN AMRO Bank N.V. and ING Bank N.V. as lenders and joint lead arrangers in a US$700 million revolving loan facility granted to Bunge Limited Finance Corp., an American agribusiness and food company. On satisfaction of certain conditions following the sale of a majority interest in certain Brazilian subsidiaries, the revolving loan facility will be converted to a pre-export loan facility to be made to such Brazilian subsidiaries.

Banco Santander (México) S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander México, Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Citigroup Global Markets Inc. (as arrangers), in connection with a credit facility consisting of a Revolving Loans and Term Loans, aggregating US$350 million and MXN5.75 billion.

Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank as lender in connection with two separate bilateral facilities to finance the Argentine operations of Pan American Energy, LLC, a Delaware limited liability company ("PAE"). The first was a US$12 million senior unsecured term loan facility for Parque Eólico del Sur S.A., an Argentine subsidiary of PAE, as borrower, with PAE acting as the guarantor, to be used to finance the construction of a 24.15 megawatt wind power project in the Province of Chubut in Argentina. The second was a US$38 million senior unsecured term loan facility for Pan American Energy LLC, Argentine Branch to be used for general corporate purposes.

JP Morgan Chase Bank (as agent) and J.P. Morgan Securities (as lead arranger and bookrunner) on a US$880 million bridge loan for subsidiaries of Lupin, a transnational pharmaceutical company in India, to finance the acquisition of Gavis Pharmaceuticals, a U.S. pharmaceutical company.*

JP Morgan Chase Bank (as lender) on a US$80 million bilateral loan to Vallourec Star, a manufacturer of tubes and steel pipes for the oil and gas industry.*

A leading global financial institution on multiple domestic and international margin loans, totaling more than US$3 billion, for a broad range of borrowers in the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Asia, that were secured by U.S. listed shares or American depositary receipts (ADRs) and non-U.S. listed shares.*

Bank of America, as agent of a syndicate of 15 financial institutions, on a €975 million letter of credit facility for Vivendi.*

* Experience prior to joining White & Case.

Publications

  • Co-author, "Acquisition Finance in Latin America: Navigating Diverse Legal Complexities in the Region", LSTA 2018 Loan Market Chronicle, February 2018
  • Co-author, "US Country Report in the IFLR Cross-Border Financing Report 2014", International Financial Law Review, September 2014
  • Co-author, "Margin rules create smoother squeeze-outs", International Financial Law Review, May 2014
  • Author, "Let's Talk Margin Stock", Latin Lawyer, May 2013
  • Co-author, "How Can a Hedge Fund Investor Pledge Its Hedge Fund Interest as Collateral for a Loan Without Obtaining the Consent of the Hedge Fund's Manager or General Partner?", The Hedge Fund Law Report, June 2010

Awards & Recognition

Leading Individual for Banking & Finance, Latin America-wide, Chambers Global 2018

Banking & Finance: Foreign Expert, Chambers Global 2018

GC Powerlist, Mexico, The Legal 500, 2017 and 2018

Latin America's Top 100 Female Lawyers, Latinvex, 2016, 2017 and 2018

Leading Individual, Banking and Finance, Chambers Latin America, 2016, 2017 and 2018

Rising Star, IFLR1000 Leading Lawyer, 2016