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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 2017 as one of Latin America's top female lawyers, Sabrena has led on many high-profile finance deals.
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.*
CGG, a global geoseismic imaging company serving the oil and gas industry, on an exchange of publicly traded notes of the French parent company for Term Loan B (TLB) loans of a U.S. subsidiary and amendments to US$490 million New York- and French law-governed revolving credit facilities (RCFs), as well as a New York law-governed TLB.*
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.
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, (co-author)
Let's Talk Margin Stock, Latin Lawyer, May 2013, (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, (co-author)
GC Powerlist, Mexico, The Legal 500, 2017
Latin America's Top 100 Female Lawyers, Latinvex, 2016 and 2017
Leading Individual, Banking and Finance, Chambers Latin America, 2016, 2017 and 2018
Rising Star, IFLR1000 Leading Lawyer, 2016