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Oscar Stephens

Partner
New York

Oscar Stephens

Based in our New York office, Oscar Stephens focuses his practice on Latin America, representing issuers, originators, and underwriters in capital markets and general financing transactions.

Oscar concentrates on and is passionate about first-time issuers. He has assisted corporations, financial institutions, and sovereign and quasi-sovereign entities located in Latin America in a wide array of cross-border deals, ranging from "plain vanilla" issuances to highly complex structured finance products.

He has deep experience in civil law jurisdictions throughout the Americas and in the legal structures and entities used in implementing successful strategies for asset-backed securitizations, project bonds, project financings, and secured financings.

A native of Chile, Oscar can conduct business in both English and Spanish. He is also active in diversity issues, co-chairing the New York office's diversity committee.

Representative Experience

Representation of a Salvadoran electricity distribution company in a US$310m Rule 144A/Regulation S bond offering (with a simultaneous tender offer).

Representation of the underwriters in an (aggregate) US$1bn Rule 144A/Regulation S bond securitizations of revenues of two highways in Panama.

Representation of a Venezuelan oil company in the Rule 144A/Regulation S bond offering for US$2.3bn.

Representation of a Guatemalan bank in Rule 144A/Regulation S offerings for US$500m and US$150m.

Education and admissions

Education

  • LL.M, with honors, Northwestern University School of Law, 2005
  • J.D., cum laude, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 2001

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • New York

Court admissions

  • Republic of Chile

2013

Chambers Global, Banking & Finance

Experts Based Abroad, Chile

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