Hogan Lovells Adds Structured Finance Partner in New York

NEW YORK, 12 July 2010 - Hogan Lovells announced today that it has enhanced its debt capital markets and structured finance capabilities in the United States with the addition of Emil Arca as a partner with Hogan Lovells US LLP. Arca will be resident in the New York office.

Arca is highly regarded for his work in market leading debt capital markets and structured finance transactions in emerging markets. He has handled matters in more than 20 countries, particularly in Latin America. He has extensive experience in representing issuers, underwriters, placement agents, investors, borrowers, lenders, insurers, and other parties in structured finance, debt capital markets, banking, and restructuring transactions in the United States and globally.

The issuers and borrowers he has worked with represent a wide variety of industries, including commercial banking, specialty finance, energy generation and exploration, housing, infrastructure, transportation, and natural resources.

Most recently, Arca was a partner at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP in New York.

According to Hogan Lovells Co-CEO, Warren Gorrell, "Emil has a cutting-edge practice in emerging markets, and is particularly prominent in Brazil and other South and Central American countries. His joining Hogan Lovells reflects the strategic commitment we have to continuing to build a first-tier, institution-led, finance practice in New York. It also reflects the attractiveness of Hogan Lovells to high-quality individuals who share our view of the market."

According to Finance Co-heads Ben Hammond and David Hudd, "The work handled by Emil is at the high end of the securitization business and is a very good fit alongside the team based in Europe. We are seeing definite signs of improvement in the securitization market and this is exactly the right time for the team to be growing its capability in this area."

On his arrival, Arca said, "I am very excited about what Hogan Lovells has to offer to my practice. I see the potential for a strong finance practice on an international platform, with more than 40 offices, including associated offices, in 20 countries. I am particularly attracted to the commitment Hogan Lovells has to continuing to develop its strong presence in the New York market and the ability to work as part of a global team of other structured finance professionals around the world."

Arca received his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan.

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