Emil Arca

Emil Arca

Partner
New York

Email emil.arca@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 212 918 3009

Fax +1 212 918 3100

Practice groupCorporate & Finance

"Emil Arca of Hogan Lovells has a solid practice representing underwriters, issuers, and insurers in debt capital markets transactions. He is recognized for his ability to handle both conventional and structured financial products."

Chambers Global 2019

Emil Arca is a partner in the firm's global Capital Markets leadership team. He represents underwriters, placement agents, issuers, investors, lenders, borrowers, and insurers in debt capital markets, banking, and restructuring transactions in the United States and around the world, particularly in emerging markets. Originating in two dozen countries and involving diverse industries, many of the transactions were the first of their type involving a particular structure, asset type, or country.

Since 2001, Emil has had 11 transactions earn 23 "Deal of the Year" awards or other prominent recognitions. You may recognize a few of the honors: "Structured Finance and Securitisation Deal of the Year" for the Americas (International Financial Law Review, 2020); Financing Innovation of the Year and Structured Finance Deal of the Year (LatinFinance, 2014); Corporate Finance Deal of the Year (Latin Lawyer, 2014); commendations in the Financial Times 2019 and 2012 North American Innovative Lawyers awards; and Latin American Deal of the Year (Euromoney, 2010).

In emerging markets, Emil has worked with structured finance transactions backed by operating assets (airports, drill ships, mines, and toll roads); future flow cross-border assets (airline tickets, credit card merchant vouchers, diversified payment rights, export receivables, oil royalties, and telephone receivables); existing financial assets (commercial real estate leases, construction loans, residential mortgage loans, telephone receivables, and vehicle loans and leases); and more.

He has worked on U.S. securitization transactions backed by auto loans, equipment leases (aircraft, railcars, and small-ticket equipment), franchise loans, health care receivables, insurance premium finance loans, mortgage loans (commercial, multi-family, and residential properties), nonperforming assets, royalties, small business loans, and trade receivables.

Awards and recognitions

2020

Structured Finance MVP
Law360

2010-2021

Securitization and Structured Finance Law
The Best Lawyers in America

2013-2020

Best of the Best USA (Structured Finance and Securitisation)
Euromoney's Legal Media Expert Guide

2017-2020

Latin America's Top 100 Lawyers: Capital Markets; Banking & Finance
Latinvex - Latin America Business News & Analysis

2011-2020

Banking & Finance (Latin America-wide)
Chambers Global

2014-2015, 2020

Finance: Capital Markets: Debt
Legal 500 US

2016-2019

Capital Markets (Latin America-wide)
Chambers Latin America

2014-2019

Capital Markets (Latin America-wide)
Chambers Global

2018-2019

International Firms: Capital Markets
Legal 500 Latin America

2013-2018

Banking & Finance (USA), Foreign Expert for Latin America-wide
Chambers Global

2017-2018

Finance: Structured Finance: Securitization
Legal 500 US

2018

International Firms: Banking and Finance
Legal 500 Latin America

2013-2018

Securities & Corporate Finance
New York Super Lawyers

2013-2018

Latin American Investment (New York)
Chambers USA

2012

Project Finance Practice Group of the Year
Law360

Education and admissions

Education

J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 1985

B.A., University of Michigan, 1982

Bar admissions and qualifications

New York

Representative experience

Representation of the underwriters in the establishment of and first, second, and third offerings from the Rio Oil Finance Trust.

Representation of Banco Industrial in its senior unsecured debt offering, the largest by a private sector issuer from Central America.

Representation of the underwriters in two securitizations of revenues of toll roads in Panama to enable the government to reacquire the concessions.

Representation of National Commercial Bank Jamaica in its merchant voucher receivables securitization program.

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