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James Vickers


Advises financial institutions and corporate borrowers on a broad range of finance transactions, including in Latin America.

James is a member of our highly regarded Latin American finance practice. He advises clients on transactions including structured finance, leveraged and investment-grade lending, project finance, high-yield debt offerings, restructurings, margin loans and equity and credit-linked products. He focuses on financings in the international cross-border markets, particularly in Latin America.

Experience highlights

  • Secured and unsecured cross-border lending (including with multilateral development banks) and export and trade finance related transactions for Brazilian financial institutions and corporate borrowers in excess of $10 billion
  • Long-term limited recourse project financings of assets in the Brazilian offshore oil & gas sector in excess of $10 billion
  • Margin loan transactions for financial institutions in excess of $1 billion, including with respect to stakes in publicly traded issuers in Latin America
  • Out-of-court debt restructurings for Latin American corporate borrowers in excess of $5 billion
  • Financings for leveraged acquisitions led by financial institutions across Latin America in excess of $1 billion
  • Long-term limited recourse project financings of metro lines, airports, toll roads, ring-roads, gas pipelines, refineries and petrochemical facilities across Brazil, Chile and Mexico in excess of $10 billion
  • Bank/bond project financings of infrastructure assets in Peru (including toll roads and waste/water treatment) in excess of $5 billion
  • Investment-grade and high-yield debt offerings for corporate issuers across Latin America
  • EPC and construction related work (including Alliance EPCs) for Brazilian corporates across Latin America
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LL.B., University of the West of England, Bristol
  • with merit

Professional history

  • Davis Polk since 2011
  • Partner, Mayer Brown, 2008-2011
  • Associate, Mayer Brown, 2007-2008
  • Associate, Clifford Chance, 1999-2007

Qualifications and admissions

  • England and Wales
  • São Paulo
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