Hogan Lovells has added to its debt capital markets and structured finance team in the U.S. by hiring Emil Arca as a partner. Arca will be based in the New York office.

Arca is focused on debt capital markets and structured finance deals in emerging markets. He has handled matters in over 20 countries, specifically in Latin America. His experience includes 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 are from a wide range 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 in New York.

"Emil has a cutting-edge practice in emerging markets, and is particularly prominent in Brazil and other South and Central American countries," said Hogan Lovells Co-CEO Warren Gorrell. "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."

 "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," said finance co-heads Ben Hammond and David Hudd. "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."

"I am very excited about what Hogan Lovells has to offer to my practice," Arca said. "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."


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