"Widely recognised as a master in the field of diversified payment rights securitization." Clients prize his "creativity and commitment to the successful conclusion of transactions."
Chamber USA 2010
Jim Patti represents clients involved with transactions in the emerging markets, including Brazil, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Nigeria, Peru and Russia, and has been particularly active in transactions in Turkey. His work emphasizes fund-raising in all its forms, including debt and equity, and he is often involved in complex, cutting-edge transactions for which broad knowledge of the emerging markets is very beneficial. Matters include structured finance, eurobonds, project/infrastructure finance and general lending (secured and unsecured), as well as equity raises, debt restructurings and corporate transactions.
Jim is proficient in Spanish, and Chambers Global
2006 notes that he "handles a large proportion of Latin American work." According to Chambers USA
2008, "clients emphasized his 'international work, and particularly his emerging markets experience' as 'highly beneficial assets in any deal.'" Most recently in Chambers Latin America
2009, he “earns plaudits for ‘highly detailed approach and technical expertise.’” In addition to his presence in the US, Jim spends time working from the firm’s London office. His practice there facilitates his ability to assist emerging market clients in Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey and Africa.
Jim joined Mayer Brown in 1994. Prior to entering law school he worked as a financial analyst with Salomon Brothers Inc in New York City. Jim is a frequent speaker at seminars for emerging markets securitizations and similar matters.