Lilliana Dealbert advises clients on project finance, infrastructure development and corporate finance transactions. She has represented American, European and Latin American banks and companies, as well as Latin American development banks and state-owned companies. Her experience includes cross-border transactions related to highways, ports, social infrastructure, energy-efficiency projects, manufacturing facilities, and oil and gas. Lilliana has also represented clients in public private partnerships (P3), as well as equipment, working capital and structured financings.
Prior to pursuing a legal career, Lilliana served as the vice president of global operational risk for an investment banking firm. In that role, she led efforts to assess, quantify and mitigate risk exposures for each of the company’s equity, fixed income, asset management and investment banking businesses.
Recent Notable Matters
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association — as lender, administrative agent and collateral agent in the successfully completed exit financing for Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. and certain affiliates. The exit financing included approximately $400 million in a revolving credit facility, $100 million in a term loan and over $85 million in privately placed notes.
Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank — as agent to the lenders in the $2.44 billion letter of credit facility and approximately $544 million in funded debt for McDermott International, Ltd in the successfully completed emergence from bankruptcy
Crédit Agricole — $2.8 billion financing facility in prepackaged Chapter 11 restructuring transaction for McDermott International, as agent to revolving debtor-in-possession (DIP) lenders
Crédit Agricole — $1.7 billion new financing for McDermott International which includes immediate access to $650 million of financing comprised of $550 million under a term loan credit facility and $100 million under a letter of credit facility, as lead arranger and revolving administrative agent
DIF Infra and Idaho Wind Partners — refinancing of the Idaho Wind Partners 183 MW portfolio of wind generation assets in Idaho related to the acquisition by DIF of the balance of equity in Idaho Wind partners
Compañía Española de Financiación del Desarrollo (COFIDES) — term loan financing for a leading hospitality Group in connection with expansion of its brand in the United States
Algonquin Power — long-term back-leverage equity financing to a subsidiary of Abengoa that holds an interest in the Vista Ridge water project under development in San Antonio, Texas, the largest P3 water project in North America
Texas Microgrid, LLC — first-of-its-kind project financing for the construction and operation of a portfolio of distributed microgrids consisting of ultra-clean natural gas-fired generators within ERCOT service territory with up to 232 MW of generating capacity
Citibank, N. A. — project finance program for an affiliate of Metrus Energy LLC with respect to the installation and maintenance of certain energy efficiency solutions to be installed at properties owned by leading medical device manufacturer, which achieved financial close in December 2018
UniCredit Bank Corporate Finance — purchase and administration of positions in syndicated loans across a variety of sectors
Edgemoor-Star America Judicial Partners — preferred bidder on the Howard County Maryland Courthouse P3 project, which achieved financial close in October 2018
US sponsor — long-term lease for re-designing and re-commissioning a refinery, storage facilities and a maritime terminal in the Caribbean*
Latin American state company — equipment acquisition financing provided by a subsidiary of General Electric*
Mexican development bank — working capital financing denominated in Mexican pesos for the Mexican subsidiary of a Japanese corporation*
Latin American state company — significant senior secured structured financing*
Latin American state company — sale of the equity participation of the client in a holding entity owning and operating a refinery in the United States*
* Work completed prior to Bracewell