Hogan Lovells adds partner in international debt capital markets practice
International law firm Hogan Lovells added Stuart Morrissy as a partner in its international debt capital markets practice. Morrissy joins from Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP where he was a partner in the firm’s New York office.
“Stuart has extensive experience in advising on leveraged finance and high yield transactions,” said Emil Arca, head of the international debt capital markets practice group for the Americas. “His skill set compliments our strong cross-border finance capabilities in the debt and equity markets and bolsters our ability to help commercial and investment banks, corporate issuers and private equity sponsors finance complex mergers and acquisitions.”
“We have been strategically expanding our global finance group to support growing client demand for investment grade and high yield debt issuance,” said Matthew Cottis, global head of the firm's finance practice. “His addition will also give us the ability to offer corporate, private equity and restructuring practice clients a wider array of financing options.”
Morrissy’s practice focuses on securities law with an emphasis on leveraged finance and high yield transactions. He regularly represents commercial and investment banks financing complex mergers and acquisitions for corporate issuers and private equity sponsors. He also has extensive experience representing both underwriters and major corporate issuers in a wide range of debt, equity and equity-linked offerings and liability management transactions involving complicated exchange and tender offers.
Morrissy also has a growing practice advising investment banks, export credit agencies, multilateral agencies, development finance institutions and corporate and government clients on capital markets programs involving guarantees, buyer credit insurance policies, political risk insurance policies and other forms of credit enhancement. He has significant expertise in developing new funding sources for the purchase of high-cost manufactured goods such as aircraft, shipping vessels and satellites.
Commenting on his move, Morrissy said, “Hogan Lovells has long been recognized as an industry leader in finance and corporate law. The strength and breadth of the firm’s existing industry and finance practices, combined with its commitment to growing its engagement with the New York investment community, provides an ideal platform for me to grow and expand my current practice.”
Morrissy earned his J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 2000 and his B.A. from the University of Arizona in 1994. He began his career in the Capital Markets practice at Weil, Gotshal & Manges.